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dc.contributor.advisorChen, Zhangxing (John)
dc.contributor.authorVargas, Lauro
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-03T19:09:12Z
dc.date.available2016-08-03T19:09:12Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016en
dc.identifier.citationVargas, L. (2016). Dynamic Characterization of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs with Fractal Geometry: Methodology of Analysis (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25756en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/3159
dc.description.abstractNaturally Fractured Reservoirs (NFR) contain over 60% of hydrocarbon reserves in the world. Most NFR have heterogeneities occurring in a wide range of spatial scales. Generally, NFR are modeled using Euclidean geometry with homogeneous fracture systems that work well for some specific cases. However, the presence of fractures at different scales, the non-uniform distribution of fractures, and the connectivity of the fracture network are important factors of uncertainty in reservoir models. Fractal geometry is one of the best ways to take into account heterogeneities present in a porous medium at different scales, their non-uniform distribution in space, and the connectivity of the fracture network. This thesis puts forward a methodology to identify, validate and define the fractal parameters from NFR. It considers reservoir engineering and geologic information to gain a comprehensive understanding of this type of reservoirs. This methodology was applied to two field cases from the southwest of Mexico.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEngineering--Petroleum
dc.subject.classificationFractalen_US
dc.titleDynamic Characterization of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs with Fractal Geometry: Methodology of Analysis
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/25756
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Petroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid4700
dc.contributor.committeememberHusein, Maen
dc.contributor.committeememberWu, Yu-Shu
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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