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E-327 - Dynamic Reservoir Simulation

  • Newly-hired and 2-3 years experienced reservoir engineers, experienced reservoir geologists, production engineers and development project engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in black-oil dynamic reservoir simulation; young scientists, geoscientists and production engineers moving towards reservoir engineering.
  • This course provides a thorough understanding of dynamic reservoir simulation, covering principles and concepts as well as data reviewing and formatting.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss the fundamental concepts of Dynamic Reservoir Simulation,
  • build a simple reservoir simulation model (including data gathering, data QC),
  • carry out a simple reservoir simulation study (including technical and economic constraints input, history matching and production forecast) using a black-oil model.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Interactive lectures and exercises.
  • Hands-on practices using state-of-the-art software packages: ECLIPSE™, PETREL-RE™ or PumaFlow™ reservoir simulator.
  • Black oil reservoir simulation including the manipulation of all kind of reservoir data (geological, petrophysical, PVT, well data, production history).

Introduction to dynamic reservoir simulation 0.5 day
  • Physical aspects & basic laws.
  • Mathematical & numerical aspects (diffusivity, transport & general equations).
  • Types of reservoir simulation models: black oil, compositional, thermal, chemical and double porosity model.
Introduction to the simulator 0.5 day
  • Simulation software presentation.
  • Practical exercise (building a model from A to Z).
Space & time discretization 1 day
  • Grid properties (cartesian grid, radial grid, corner point grid, etc.) & key elements to take into account.
  • Time step management & main events to take into account.
  • Practical exercise using the simulator.
Petrophysics 1 day
  • Data review & petrophysical upscaling.
  • Practical exercise using the simulator.
Fluids 1 day
  • Data review & formalisms used by the simulator.
  • Use of black oil data set & integration of lab experiments (constant composition expansion, constant volume depletion).
  • Practical exercise using the simulator.
Initial state 0.5 day
  • Data review & formalisms used by the simulator (equilibration regions).
  • Identification of fluids in place per region.
  • Practical exercise using the simulator.
Aquifers representation 0.5 day
  • Formalisms used by the simulator (gridded or analytical aquifers).
  • Review of different possibilities (bottom, edge, transient, steady state, semi steady state) & “Hurst & Van Everdingen” tables.
  • Practical exercise using the simulator.
Flow representation 1 day
  • Formalisms used by the simulator (transmissivity multipliers, end point scaling of capillary pressures & relative permeability).
  • Identification of production mechanisms & material balance analysis.
  • Practical exercise using the simulator.
Wells representation 1 day
  • Formalisms used by the simulator (Inflow Performance & numerical PI, outflow performance & VFP tables).
  • Practical exercise using the simulation software.
History matching 2 days
  • Objectives & methodology.
  • Production data & identification of data to match.
  • Production mechanisms & identification of matching parameters.
  • History matching strategies (pressure, saturation, early & late times) & uncertainty reduction.
  • Practical exercise using the simulator.
Production forecast 1 day
  • Objectives & methodology.
  • Integration of well representation & production constraints.
  • Estimation of future productions linked to different scenarios and identification of remaining uncertainties.
  • Practical exercise using the simulator.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 29 - Jun 09 Pau €5,985 Online By email
Nov 13 - 24 Rueil €6,650 Online By email