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A Topological Approach for Automated Unstructured Meshing of Complex Reservoir

Abstract : Objectives Sub-surface meshing for fluid-simulation. Originality : • Automated meshing based on geological interpretation • Model consistency preserved Imagè a insérer! Topological based sub-surface model Principle : • A topological structure includes : – Topological cells (vertices, edges, faces, volumes) – Neighbor relationship between topological cells Benefit : • 1 rich model that contains all information : 2 geometries (the deposit domain and the actual domain), semantic labels (fault lips, surface name. . .) • 1 model mathematically defined that the consistency can be guaranteed Workflow Geological Interpretation The data collected by seismic and drilling survey are interpreted by geologist to determine the location of geological events (horizons, faults, on-lap.. .). The RESQML standard is used to store all interpretations. Structural part The Geosiris GeoTopoModeler prototype provides tools to specify the various contacts of the structural model (hori-zon/horizon and horizon/fault contacts) and to accordingly operate the necessary intersections and the removing of the parts with the " STOPS AT " process. 3D Meshing Linking top and bottom surfaces to compute 3D mesh, from the deposit domain. The fault position does not exist in the deposit domain , but it is necessary for the linking process. From the actual domain, the fault is interpolated in the deposit domain by using fault lips as control points. After the interpolation, the fault has a first geometry for the hanging wall, and a second for the footer wall. The topological model offers the possibility to keep topological relationship between both sides of the fault, with different geometry for both sides. In the deposit space, the top and bottom are vertically linked far from faults. Near the faults, pillars extremities are delimited by faults. This extremities are interpolated to the actual domain. 2DMeshing A new quad surface is created based on structural surfaces. A regular grid is projected (in the deposit domain) on each horizon. Advantage : The 2D mesh is the same for all surfaces (excepted at fault lips). Block Extraction The semantics labels and geometries are used to define a dedicated simplification operation. This operation allows the individuals blocks extraction, from the resulting 3D mesh. Results Conclusion The topological approach makes keeps the mesh consistency. Thus, with a single model, all information related to the mesh is stored in the same structure. It is also easy to extract information to work on these result by using the RESQML format. Future works
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Valentin Gauthier, Agnès Arnould, Hakim Belhaouari, Sébastien Horna, Michel Perrin, et al.. A Topological Approach for Automated Unstructured Meshing of Complex Reservoir. 15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery 2016 (ECMOR XV) , Aug 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ⟨hal-01789860⟩



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