Streamlines lets the user investigate the flow of different phases through a reservoar. It allows for selecting both an individual phase or a combination of phases colored by the dominant phase or velocity. The visualization and animation of streamlines requires the Eclipse properties FLRGASI/J/K FLRWATI/J/K FLROILI/J/K.
To display streamlines, select a time step and check the Streamlines checkbox in Project Tree.
The display and animation of streamlines is controlled by the Property Editor.
The following groups of settings control the content, display and animation of streamlines:
In case Visualization Mode is set to Manual control, the setting Animation Index replaces the two latter settings. Animation Index allows for displaying an individual animation step.
Streamlines are generated by starting in open injector well cells and tracing out through the face with the largest flow rate (in m/day) into the next cell and so on. If flow rates above the given threshold exists for multiple cell faces, additional trace branches are spawned off for those faces. The distance between each point added to a trace is controlled by the resolution, as $ distance = rate * resolution $. The trace ends when either:
Streamlines could also be generated using production wells as starting cells. In that case, the flow is reversed and the flow is traced backwards from the starting well using the same algorithm as for injector wells. Once reaching the end, the trace is reversed again to have the flow go into the production well in the final streamline.