Preprint 1999-015

A Fast Level Set Method for Reservoir Simulation

Abstract: We present a level set method for reservoir simulation based on a fractional flow formulation of two-phase, incompressible, immiscible flow in two or three space dimensions. The method uses a fast marching level set approach and is therefore considerably faster than conventional finite difference methods. The level set approach compares favourably with a front tracking method what regards both efficiency and accuracy, but maintains the advantage of being able to handle changing topologies of the front structure.

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Kenneth Hvistendahl Karlsen, <>
Knut-Andreas Lie , <>
Nils Henrik Risebro, <>
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