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The Influence of Fracture on the Permeability of Carbonate Reservoir Formation Using Lattice Boltzmann Method

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School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, China
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Key Laboratory of Unconventional Oil & Gas Development, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266580, China
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College of Energy and Mining Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China
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Dongsheng Jinggong Petroleum Development Group Co., Ltd., Qingdao 266580, China
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Water 2021, 13(22), 3162; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13223162
Received: 9 September 2021 / Revised: 29 October 2021 / Accepted: 1 November 2021 / Published: 9 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flow and Transport in Fractured Porous Media)
Due to the complex conditions of carbonate reservoir, in this paper, a unified lattice Boltzmann method was used to study the rule of the flow in carbonate reservoir as the foundation. Two group models were designed to simulate the influences of fractures and vugs. In experiments, at first, the model for carbonate reservoir considering different amounts and lengths of fractures was considered. Then, the model was improved by taking the influences of fractures and vugs into consideration. The result from the first group shows that the whole permeability enhanced a lot when multiple fractures form a big one which connects to two boundaries. At the same time, the main result of the other group shows that the main capability of vugs is flow accumulation. Through a series of experiments, the flow rule in carbonate reservoir with vugs and fractures is proved based on LBM theory, which has a huge impact on the study in LBM and researches on carbonate reservoir. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbonate reservoir; lattice boltzmann method; fracture and vugs; permeability carbonate reservoir; lattice boltzmann method; fracture and vugs; permeability
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Zhang, L.; Ping, J.; Shu, P.; Xu, C.; Li, A.; Zeng, Q.; Liu, P.; Sun, H.; Yang, Y.; Yao, J. The Influence of Fracture on the Permeability of Carbonate Reservoir Formation Using Lattice Boltzmann Method. Water 2021, 13, 3162. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13223162

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Zhang L, Ping J, Shu P, Xu C, Li A, Zeng Q, Liu P, Sun H, Yang Y, Yao J. The Influence of Fracture on the Permeability of Carbonate Reservoir Formation Using Lattice Boltzmann Method. Water. 2021; 13(22):3162. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13223162

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Zhang, Lei, Jingjing Ping, Pinghua Shu, Chao Xu, Aoyang Li, Qingdong Zeng, Pengfei Liu, Hai Sun, Yongfei Yang, and Jun Yao. 2021. "The Influence of Fracture on the Permeability of Carbonate Reservoir Formation Using Lattice Boltzmann Method" Water 13, no. 22: 3162. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13223162

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