Speaker: Enrico Scarpa

Date: Thursday 4th of November 2021, 1:15 pm.


Proper representation of connected features is crucial when modeling the fluid circulation in the subsurface. In that framework, connectivity metrics are essential tools to describe a reservoir and its hydrodynamic behavior. This seminar will briefly review the role of connectivity metrics developed for a channelized deep-water system. The discussed metrics cover static and dynamic points of view. The static connectivity metrics depend only on the parameter fields such as hydraulic conductivity or geological facies. Conversely, dynamic connectivity metrics are related to physical processes such as flow or transport. This talk wants to highlight the influences of the stacking pattern of channels and their impact on simple flow models. The purpose is to discuss the relations between the geological representation of connected components, connectivity measures, and the hydrodynamic behaviors of heterogeneous deposits.