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PET 417E - Flow Through Porous Media

Course Objectives

1. To acquaint the students with the concepts, equations, analysis methods and tools used in reservoir engineering 2. Develop students’ ability to apply a quantitative reasoning to reservoir engineering problems, 3. Develop students’ ability to apply an integrated knowledge of math, physics, geosciences and engineering sciences to the solution of reservoir engineering problems.

Course Description

Derivation of the continuity equation and the diffusion equation for single phase flow in the reservoir. Introduction to the concepts of heterogeneity and anisotropy. Steady state, pseudo steady state and unsteady state flow regimes. Definition of productivity index of wells for various well geometries and fluid types during single phase flow. Introduction to two phase flow. Definition of mobility and mobility ratio. The fractional flow curve. The displacement process in porous media and the Buckley-Leverett Equation.

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