Multigrid Applied to Implicit Well Problems

Joel E. Dendy, Jr.
Theoretical Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545

Hamdi Tchelepi
Chevron Oil Field Research Co.
P. O. Box 446 La Habra, CA 90631


This paper discusses the application of multigrid techniques to the solution of implicit well equations, which arise in the numerical simulation of oil reservoirs. The emphasis is on technqiues which can exploit parallel computation.

Contributed October 15, 1996.