Numerical simulation of tracer transport in the Altmark gas field

Ashok Singh, P. Pilz, M. Zimmer, T. Kalbacher, U. J. Görke, O. Kolditz

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Resumé

The paper presents a modeling strategy as well as simulation results of a designed conservative tracer test in the depleted Altensalzwedel natural gas reservoir in order to know the tracer concentration and breakthrough time at the production wells. Krypton is considered as a suitable tracer. The production wells are located in several hundred meters to a few kilometers away from the injection well. The numerical simulation has been performed by using the newly implemented compositional gas flow module of OpenGeoSys (OGS), a scientific open-source simulator for calculation of coupled geohydraulic (single and multiphase flow), transport (heat and mass transfer), geomechanical and geochemical processes. The tracer breakthrough curves at the production wells show that the breakthrough times vary between 2 and 3 years. The model verification is presented by comparing the OGS results with a one-dimensional analytical solution. The numerical results have been verified by code comparison, additionally.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEnvironmental Earth Sciences
Vol/bind67
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)537-548
Antal sider12
ISSN1866-6280
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. sep. 2012
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

gas field
tracer techniques
Gases
tracer
gases
well
Computer simulation
simulation
krypton
Krypton
natural gas
Multiphase flow
multiphase flow
breakthrough curve
gas flow
mass transfer
heat transfer
Flow of gases
simulator
Natural gas

Citer dette

Singh, A., Pilz, P., Zimmer, M., Kalbacher, T., Görke, U. J., & Kolditz, O. (2012). Numerical simulation of tracer transport in the Altmark gas field. Environmental Earth Sciences, 67(2), 537-548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-012-1688-x
Singh, Ashok ; Pilz, P. ; Zimmer, M. ; Kalbacher, T. ; Görke, U. J. ; Kolditz, O. / Numerical simulation of tracer transport in the Altmark gas field. I: Environmental Earth Sciences. 2012 ; Bind 67, Nr. 2. s. 537-548.
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Numerical simulation of tracer transport in the Altmark gas field. / Singh, Ashok; Pilz, P.; Zimmer, M.; Kalbacher, T.; Görke, U. J.; Kolditz, O.

I: Environmental Earth Sciences, Bind 67, Nr. 2, 01.09.2012, s. 537-548.

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Singh A, Pilz P, Zimmer M, Kalbacher T, Görke UJ, Kolditz O. Numerical simulation of tracer transport in the Altmark gas field. Environmental Earth Sciences. 2012 sep 1;67(2):537-548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-012-1688-x