EDFM Case study

          --- Granite oil field with thousands of complex natural fracture embedded


Geological condition: Granite reservoir, highly nature fracture developed

Matrix porosity: 3~5%

Produced fluid: oil around 7000 bbl/d

Location: Africa


Challenges: Fracture modeling, accurate fracture flow simulation,  large number of fractures, no example existing and never done before!

SimTech Solution:build fracture sets model, integrate the fractures into matrix grid through EDFM processor, run simulation with Eclipse.  

Results: 3 sets fracture models built up according to the different fracture size, the fluid flow in fractures simulated accurately. Hence the production prediction could be conducted and the water intrusion damage could be evaluated.