A semi-analytical method for heat sweep calculations in fractured reservoirs

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An analytical approximation is developed for purely conductive heat transfer from impermeable blocks of rock to fluids sweeping past the rocks in fractures. The method was incorporated into a multi-phase fluid and heat flow simulator. Comparison with exact analytical solutions and with simulations using a multiple interacting continua approach shows very good accuracy, with no increase in computing time compared to porous medium simulations.

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Pruess, K. & Wu, Y.S. January 1, 1988.

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An analytical approximation is developed for purely conductive heat transfer from impermeable blocks of rock to fluids sweeping past the rocks in fractures. The method was incorporated into a multi-phase fluid and heat flow simulator. Comparison with exact analytical solutions and with simulations using a multiple interacting continua approach shows very good accuracy, with no increase in computing time compared to porous medium simulations.

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  • Proceedings, thirteenth workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, January 19-21, 1988

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  • Report No.: SGP-TR-113-31
  • Grant Number: AS07-84ID12529
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 887219
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc873633

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Pruess, K. & Wu, Y.S. A semi-analytical method for heat sweep calculations in fractured reservoirs, article, January 1, 1988; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc873633/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.