Porous Media Group
PhD project

Robust Control Volume Methods for Reservoir Simulation on Challenging Grids, 2010

Eirik Keilegavlen

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Advisors: Ivar Aavatsmark

Short description of project:

The dissertation consists of three parts. The first part is devoted to background theory, and is structured as follows. Chapter 1 gives a high-level overview over important concepts and challenges in reservoir simulation. In Chapter 2, mathematical models for flow in porous media are presented. In Chapter 3, we consider various aspects of reservoir simulation. Discretisation techniques for elliptic and hyperbolic equations are discussed in Chapter 4 and 5, respectively. Summary of papers produced are given in Chapter 6, while in the last chapter, conclusions are drawn, and future research directions are pointed out. The second part consists of in total five papers and manuscripts that have been produced during the work with the thesis. The third part contains a conference proceedings paper that is not considered part of the thesis, however, some of the results therein is useful for the understanding of the rest of the work.

Link to thesis at BORA-UiB: Link