Microcomputer Simulation of the Transient Flow of Real Gas through Porous Media

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An interactive program that lets users study the flow of real gas through porous media under a graphic environment has been presented. The program treats high velocity flow accurately so that it is not mistaken for formation damage. A rigorous treatment of wellbore storage is also a major departure from traditional well test models. A mathematical model written by Fligelman in 1981 is the foundation of this project. The program presented here, with its graphic capabilities places results at the user's fingertips. This program can be used in research activities to perform sensitivity analysis. It can also be used as a working tool for well test design or well test interpretation. Finally, it can be used as an educational tool for all the tasks just mentioned.


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Date created June 1992


Author Groff, Francois Joseph
Primary advisor Ramey, Jr., Henry J.
Advisor Horne, Roland N.
Degree granting institution Stanford University, Department of Petroleum Engineering


Subject School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences
Genre Thesis

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Groff, Francois Joseph. (1992). Microcomputer Simulation of the Transient Flow of Real Gas through Porous Media. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at: https://purl.stanford.edu/yg104cp6154


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