Effect of Natural Fractures on Wormhole-Propagation Behavior
- Jianye Mou (China University of Petroleum Beijing, State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting) | Xiaoshan Yu (Sichuan-to-East Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Branch Company of SINOPEC) | Lei Wang (China University of Petroleum, Beijing) | Shicheng Zhang (China University of Petroleum, Beijing) | Xinfang Ma (China University of Petroleum, Beijing) | Xinrun Lyu (China University of Petroleum, Beijing)
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- February 2019
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Natural fractures have significant influence on flow fields, thus affecting wormhole pattern in acidizing. This paper summarizes our research on wormholing behavior in naturally fractured carbonates. First, statistical natural-fracture models are established using the Monte Carlo method. Second, a two-scale continuum wormhole model is established to simulate wormhole propagation with natural fractures. Finally, extensive numerical simulation is conducted to investigate wormhole behavior and the effect of the natural-fracture parameters on wormhole pattern. In addition, possible wormhole-penetration distance is discussed. This study provides a theoretical basis for matrix-acidizing designs in naturally fractured carbonates.
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