Peculiarities of numerical simulation of high viscosity oil fields development

Authors: N.N. Ivantsov, A.V. Strekalov (TNNC LLC, RF, Tyumen)

Key words: high-viscosity oil, reservoir simulation, Russkoye field, sector and full-scale models, upscaling of results, technical requirements to models.

The main difficulties while modeling high-viscosity oilfields were studied. Based on Russkoye oil-and-gas field development design, approaches to reservoir modeling were proposed along with minimum technical requirements to models that enable taking into account specific features of development of such fields.


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