TETRAD Reservoir Simulation

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The complexities of operating a geothermal field make it useful to incorporate reservoir simulation in the suite of tools available for the management of the resource. The criteria used in selecting a useful numerical simulator include such issues as ease of use, input/output options, and continued user support. The simulator must be validated to ensure that it yields ''correct'' results. Having been validated, the simulator can then be used to improve the predictive capabilities required to optimize geothermal resource management. The simulator TETRAD is used by INEL's Geothermal Reservoir Technology Program, based on the selection criteria noted above. Code validation ... continued below

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Shook, Mike March 24, 1992.

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The complexities of operating a geothermal field make it useful to incorporate reservoir simulation in the suite of tools available for the management of the resource. The criteria used in selecting a useful numerical simulator include such issues as ease of use, input/output options, and continued user support. The simulator must be validated to ensure that it yields ''correct'' results. Having been validated, the simulator can then be used to improve the predictive capabilities required to optimize geothermal resource management. The simulator TETRAD is used by INEL's Geothermal Reservoir Technology Program, based on the selection criteria noted above. Code validation was achieved through the solution of the Stanford Geothermal Problem Set. TETRAD was then used in a parametric evaluation of reservoir properties. The parametric study demonstrates the importance of various input parameters to accurate simulation. Parameters investigated include reservoir structure, relative permeability- and capillary pressure-saturation relationships, and dual porosity parameters. field scale study is also presented that shows the importance of considering reservoir structure and the location of other wells in siting new wells.

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  • Proceedings, Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market - The Opportunities and Challenges for Expanding Geothermal Energy in a Competitive Supply Market; San Francisco, CA, March 24-26, 1992, Geothermal Program Review X

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  • Report No.: CONF-920378--10
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 891886
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc884014

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Shook, Mike. TETRAD Reservoir Simulation, article, March 24, 1992; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc884014/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.