The International Conference on Multiphase Systems, ICMS'2000
|Effective Prediction of Multicomponent Gas/Liquid Flow in Petroleum Reservoirs|
Entov V. M.
Institute for Problems in Mechanics RAS, Moscow, and Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University, Moscow, Russia
Voskov D. V.
Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University, Moscow, Russia
A two-step procedure is developed for solving 1D problems of multicomponent two-phase flow generic for gas injection EOR processes. General framework is presented briefly, and its realization is illustrated for the cases of gas-oil mixtures with constant partition coefficients and systems with more general phase behavior. The examples are presented for 4- and 5-component mixtures with constant partition coefficients and for oil displacement by carbon dioxide injection. Directions of future research are discussed as well.