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Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Practice by Nnaemeka Ezekwe

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Chapter 19. Reservoir Simulation

19.1 Introduction

The term “reservoir simulation” is generally used to describe the activities involved in the building and execution of a model that represents the reservoir, such that the behavior of the model mirrors or “simulates” as much as possible the observed behavior of the reservoir. The model built in this case consists of sets of mathematical equations that represent material balance, fluid flow, and other physical processes occurring in the reservoir, subject to some defined constraints and conditions. Many forms of the mathematical model that represent the reservoir can be developed, depending on the nature of the reservoir, physical data available to describe the reservoir, processes occurring ...

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