A numerical study of pore-fluid, thermal and mass flow iu fluid-saturated porous rock basins

Zhao, CB, Hobbs, BE, Baxter, K, Muhlhaus, HB and Ord, A (1999) A numerical study of pore-fluid, thermal and mass flow iu fluid-saturated porous rock basins. Engineering Computations, 16 2-3: 202-214. doi:10.1108/02644409910257467

Author Zhao, CB
Hobbs, BE
Baxter, K
Muhlhaus, HB
Ord, A
Title A numerical study of pore-fluid, thermal and mass flow iu fluid-saturated porous rock basins
Journal name Engineering Computations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-4401
Publication date 1999-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/02644409910257467
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 2-3
Start page 202
End page 214
Total pages 13
Language eng
Abstract We present a numerical methodology for the study of convective pore-fluid, thermal and mass flow in fluid-saturated porous rock basins. lit particular, we investigate the occurrence and distribution pattern of temperature gradient driven convective pore-fluid flow and hydrocarbon transport in the Australian North West Shelf basin. The related numerical results have demonstrated that: (1) The finite element method combined with the progressive asymptotic approach procedure is a useful tool for dealing with temperature gradient driven pore-fluid flow and mass transport in fluid-saturated hydrothermal basins; (2) Convective pore-fluid flow generally becomes focused in more permeable layers, especially when the layers are thick enough to accommodate the appropriate convective cells; (3) Large dislocation of strata has a significant influence off the distribution patterns of convective pore;fluid flow, thermal flow and hydrocarbon transport in the North West Shelf basin; (4) As a direct consequence of the formation of convective pore-fluid cells, the hydrocarbon concentration is highly localized in the range bounded by two major faults in the basin.
Keyword Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications
Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Finite Element Analysis
Rock Basins
Contaminant Migration Problems
Infinite Element Technique
Uranium Ore-deposits
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Earth Systems Science Computational Centre Publications
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