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Flash Computation and EoS Modelling for Compositional Thermal Simulation of Flow in Porous Media

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D.thesis by the Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

  • Explores the simultaneous implementation of phase and chemical equilibrium algorithms in simulators

  • Offers detailed solution strategies and mathematical derivations for compositional thermal simulation


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Duncan Paterson
    Pages 1-12
  3. Duncan Paterson
    Pages 125-150
  4. Duncan Paterson
    Pages 151-153
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-186

About this book


This book investigates a wide range of phase equilibrium modelling and calculation problems for compositional thermal simulation. Further, it provides an effective solution for multiphase isenthalpic flash under the classical framework, and it also presents a new flash calculation framework for multiphase systems, which can handle phase equilibrium and chemical reaction equilibrium simultaneously. The framework is particularly suitable for systems with many phases and reactions.

In this book, the author shows how the new framework can be generalised for different flash specifications and different independent variables. Since the flash calculation is at the heart of various types of compositional simulation, the findings presented here will promote the combination of phase equilibrium and chemical equilibrium calculations in future simulators, aiming at improving their robustness and efficiency.


Phase Equilibrium Calculations Computational Thermodynamics Chemical Reaction Equilibrium Thermodynamic Model Comparison Compositional Reservoir Simulation Thermal Reservoir Simulation Isenthalpic Flash Heavy Oil Production Newton's Method RAND Formulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTechnical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark

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