Geomechanics, Fluid Dynamics and Well Testing, Applied to Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs

Extreme Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

  • Nelson Enrique Barros Galvis

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This thesis presents an important step towards a deeper understanding of naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs (NFCRs). It demonstrates the various kinds of discontinuities using geological evidence, mathematical kinematics model and computed tomography and uses this as a basis for proposing a new classification for NFCRs. Additionally, this study takes advantage of rock mechanics theory to illustrate how natural fractures can collapse due to fluid flow and pressure changes in the fractured media.

The explanations and mathematical modeling developed in this dissertation can be used as diagnostic tools to predict fluid velocity, fluid flow, tectonic fracture collapse, pressure behavior during reservoir depleting, considering stress-sensitive and non-stress-sensitive, with nonlinear terms in the diffusivity equation applied to NFCRs. Furthermore, the book presents the description of real reservoirs with their field data as the principal goal in the mathematical description of the realistic phenomenology of NFCRs.


Oil and Gas Exploration Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs Hydrocarbon Exploration Geomechanics Fluid Dynamics Well Testing Reservoirs Classification Fracking Oil and Gas Production

Authors and affiliations

  • Nelson Enrique Barros Galvis
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  1. 1.Postgraduate StudiesMexican Petroleum Institute (IMP) and National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAMMexico CityMexico

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