Mixed finite element approximation for a coupled petroleum reservoir model

Mohamed Amara; Daniela Capatina-Papaghiuc; Bertrand Denel; Peppino Terpolilli

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (2010)

  • Volume: 39, Issue: 2, page 349-376
  • ISSN: 0764-583X

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In this paper, we are interested in the modelling and the finite element approximation of a petroleum reservoir, in axisymmetric form. The flow in the porous medium is governed by the Darcy-Forchheimer equation coupled with a rather exhaustive energy equation. The semi-discretized problem is put under a mixed variational formulation, whose approximation is achieved by means of conservative Raviart-Thomas elements for the fluxes and of piecewise constant elements for the pressure and the temperature. The discrete problem thus obtained is well-posed and a posteriori error estimates are also established. Numerical tests are presented validating the developed code.

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Amara, Mohamed, et al. "Mixed finite element approximation for a coupled petroleum reservoir model." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 39.2 (2010): 349-376. <http://eudml.org/doc/194265>.

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