Article | Proceedings of the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56), October, 7-9, 2015, Linköping University, Sweden | Near Well CFD Simulation of SAGD Extra Heavy Oil Production
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Title:
Near Well CFD Simulation of SAGD Extra Heavy Oil Production
Author:
Amila Chandra Kahawalage: Department of Process, Energy and Environment, Telemark University College, Norway Britt M. Halvorsen: InflowControl AS, Norway Vidar Mathiesen: Department of Process, Energy and Environment, Telemark University College, Norway
DOI:
10.3384/ecp15119247
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings of the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56), October, 7-9, 2015, Linköping University, Sweden
Issue:
119
Article no.:
024
Pages:
247-254
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-11-25
ISBN:
978-91-7685-900-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Near well computational fluid dynamic simulation for extra heavy oil production using steam assisted gravity drainage was studied with ANSYS Fluent software. Computational fluid dynamic simulation can predict the multiphase flow behavior in the well annulus and the base pipe when the well involves an Autonomous Inflow Control Valve which is a promising approach for enhanced oil recovery. Volume of Fluid multiphase model was used to simulate the fluid behavior. Three different case studies were carried out by changing the volume fraction and the orientation of the valve. The mixing region of the two immiscible fluids is increased if the water volume fraction of the inlet from the reservoir to wellbore is increased. Simulation results showed that the valve orientation has an impact on oil/water separation.

Keywords: Extra heavy oil; computational fluid dynamics; Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage; Autonomous Inflow Control Valve; Volume of Fluid model

Proceedings of the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56), October, 7-9, 2015, Linköping University, Sweden

Author:
Amila Chandra Kahawalage, Britt M. Halvorsen, Vidar Mathiesen
Title:
Near Well CFD Simulation of SAGD Extra Heavy Oil Production
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15119247
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Proceedings of the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56), October, 7-9, 2015, Linköping University, Sweden

Author:
Amila Chandra Kahawalage, Britt M. Halvorsen, Vidar Mathiesen
Title:
Near Well CFD Simulation of SAGD Extra Heavy Oil Production
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15119247
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