Assessment of Different Matrix-fracture Shape Factor in Double Porosity Medium

Lai, Kok Soon and Pao, William K. S. (2013) Assessment of Different Matrix-fracture Shape Factor in Double Porosity Medium. [Citation Index Journal]



Shape factor is required in modeling naturally fractured reservoirs represented by double porosity theory. The function of shape factor is to define the leakage term between the matrix block and fracture conduits. Different geometric assumption of the double porosity medium resulted in different shape factors and consequently the leakage term. The influence of various shape factors based on different geometric assumptions on their matrix-fracture transfer rate has been studied in this study. Comparison of different shape factor performance is accomplished via the dimensionless pressure and time. This study proposed a new relation that measures the impact of different shape factor in the consequence flow rate in fractured reservoir. It was discovered that higher value of shape factor contributes to higher rate of change of flow rate. This correlation can aid in deciding the appropriate shape factor for modeling double porosity medium.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Petroleum
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:10953
Deposited By: Dr William Pao
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 23:48

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