Examination of Clastic Oil and Gas Reservoir Rock Permeability Modeling by Molecular Dynamics Simulation Using High-Performance Computing

  • Vladimir BerezovskyEmail author
  • Marsel Gubaydullin
  • Alexander Yur’ev
  • Ivan Belozerov
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 965)


“Digital rock” is a multi-purpose tool for solving a variety of tasks in the field of geological exploration and production of hydrocarbons at various stages, designed to improve the accuracy of geological study of subsurface resources, the efficiency of reproduction and usage of mineral resources, as well as applying of the results obtained in industry. This paper presents the results of numerical calculations and their comparison with the full-scale natural examination. Laboratory studies have been supplemented with petrographic descriptions to deepen an insight into behaviors of the studied rock material. There is a general tendency to overestimate the permeability, which may be associated with the application of a rather crude resistive model for assessing permeability and owing to the porous cement has not been considered.


Digital rock model High-Performance computing Clastic oil and gas reservoir’s rock Molecular dynamics 



The research was carried out with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) within the framework of the scientific project No. 16- 29-15116 All models has been simulated used HPC environment at NArFU(HPC NArFU).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal UniversityArkhangelskRussia

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