Modifying the dissolved-in-water type natural gas field simulation model based on the distribution of estimated Young's modulus for the Kujukuri region, Japan
- 1Kanto Natural Gas Development Co., Ltd., Mobara, Chiba, Japan
- 2INPEX Corporation, Nigata, Japan
- 3Godo Shigen Co., Ltd., Chiba Office, Chiba, Japan
- anow at: Teikoku Oil & Gas Venezuela, CA, Venezuela
Abstract. A simulation model, which covers the part of Southern-Kanto natural gas field in Chiba prefecture, was developed to perform studies and make predictions of land subsidence. However, because large differences between simulated and measured subsidence occurred in the northern modeled area of the gas field, the model was modified with an estimated Young's modulus distribution. This distribution was estimated by the yield value distribution and the correlation of yield value with Young's modulus. Consequently, the simulated subsidence in the north area was improved to some extent.