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E-375 - Dynamic Reservoir Simulation

10 days GIS/RESSIMU
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Reservoir engineers, geologists, geophysicists, development project engineers and managers willing to deepen their knowledge in black-oil dynamic reservoir simulation; young scientists, geoscientists and production engineers moving towards reservoir engineering
Purpose
  • To provide a thorough understanding of dynamic reservoir simulation; covering principles as well as data reviewing and formatting
Learning Objectives
  • To know and understand fundamental concepts of Dynamic Reservoir Simulation
  • To learn about the building of a reservoir simulation model (data gathering, data QC)
  • To learn about carrying out a simple reservoir simulation study (data input, history matching and production forecast with a black-oil model)
Ways and means
  • Interactive course 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)

Week 1 5 days
Introduction to simulation
  • 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
  • Simulation software presentation
  • Practical exercise (Building a model from A to Z)
Space & time discretization
  • 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 Simulation software
Petrophysics
  • Data Review & Petrophysical upscaling
  • Practical exercise using the Simulation software
Fluids
  • 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 Simulation software

Week 2 5 days
Initial state
  • Data Review & Formalisms used by the simulator (equilibration regions)
  • Identification of fluids in place per region
  • Practical exercise using the Simulation software
Flow representation
  • 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 Simulation software
Aquifers representation
  • 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 Simulation software
Wells representation
  • Formalisms used by the simulator (Inflow Performance & Numerical PI, outflow performance & VFP tables)
  • Practical exercise using the Simulation software
History matching
  • 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 Simulation software
Production forecast
  • Integration of well representation & production constraints
  • Estimation of future productions linked to different scenarios and identification of remaining uncertainties
  • Practical exercise using the Simulation software
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 02 - 13 Rueil €5,020 Online By email
Nov 28 - Dec 09 Rueil €6,270 Online By email