Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Solid Earth, 12, 2235–2254, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2235-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 2235–2254, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2235-2021

Research article 05 Oct 2021

Research article | 05 Oct 2021

Investigating the effects of intersection flow localization in equivalent-continuum-based upscaling of flow in discrete fracture networks

Maximilian O. Kottwitz et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2020-208', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Maximilian O. Kottwitz, 08 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2020-208', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Maximilian O. Kottwitz, 08 Jun 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on se-2020-208', Juliane Dannberg, 12 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Maximilian O. Kottwitz on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jun 2021) by Juliane Dannberg
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Aug 2021) by Juliane Dannberg
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Aug 2021) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Upscaling fluid flow in fractured reservoirs is an important practice in subsurface resource utilization. In this study, we first conduct numerical simulations of direct fluid flow at locations where fractures intersect to analyze the arising hydraulic complexities. Next, we develop a model that integrates these effects into larger-scale continuum models of fracture networks to investigate their impact on the upscaling. For intensively fractured systems, these effects become important.