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E-506 - Integrated Production Modeling - Module 1

  • Production engineers, petroleum engineers or reservoir engineers willing to integrate reservoir with surface models using Integrated Production System technology.
  • This course provides a thorough understanding, methodology and tools to integrate data and models from the reservoir to the surface facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • predict global production through integrated modeling,
  • describe MBAL™, PROSPER™ and GAP™ theory, capabilities and synergies,
  • perform a case study aiming at building tank model, PVT match, well performance and surface network including the use of specialized software (IPMTM: MBAL™, PROSPER™, GAP™),
  • apply integrated modeling using the mentioned tools.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Interactive presentations, practical exercises and hands-on activities using dedicated software (IPMTM: MBAL™, PROSPER™, GAP™).

Well performance 2 days
  • Introduction to well performance nodal analysis: inflow/outflow.
  • Review on Productivity Index (PI).
  • Inflow Performance Relationship in oil wells, Darcy’s law, pseudo-steady state flow, Vogel IPR, Composite IPR, Darcy IPR, Fetkovich IPR, Jones IPR.
  • Transient IPR curves.
  • Vertical Lift Performance (VLP) correlations and curves, downhole production considerations: skin calculation, gravel pack design.
  • Multiphase flow in tubing, liquid holdup, flow regimes, correlations in nodal analysis.
  • Overview of PROSPER™ software workflow.
  • PROSPER™: building initial well system file - IPR modeling using PROSPER™, building a wellbore model, sensitivity studies.
  • Partial penetration, deviated wells, hydraulically fractured wells, gravel pack completions, artificial lift.
  • Skin estimation.
Reservoir performance & modeling: prediction of production profile 2 days
  • Material balance for various reservoirs: production mechanisms.
  • Flow regimes (transient and pseudo-steady state flow).
  • Reservoir modeling through material balance.
  • Introduction to MBAL™.
  • MBAL™ data input and modeling aspects. Aquifer dimensioning and modeling.
  • History matching techniques on MBAL™: analytical and graphical methods.
  • Forecasting production performance.
  • Tank model building, PVT and correlations matching, history matching.
Integrated production system models 0.5 day
  • Definition.
  • Introduction to the software tool to be used.
  • From reservoir to surface: the principle of linking MBAL™, PROSPER™ and GAP™.
Global production modeling & optimization 0.5 day
  • Full field optimization & forecasting approach.
  • GAP™ software overview and main functions.
  • System definition, how to link MBAL™ and PROSPER™ models to GAP™ solve network.
  • Full field development hands-on exercise: prediction constraints.