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E-390C - Reservoir Simulation Workshop Certification

  • 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
  • To provide a thorough understanding of basic dynamic reservoir simulation; governing principles as well as data reviewing and formatting
Learning Objectives
  • To understand and apply fundamental concepts of Dynamic Reservoir Simulation
  • To understand and apply how to build of a reservoir simulation model (data gathering, data QC)
  • To understand and apply how to carry out a simple dynamic reservoir simulation study (data input, history matching and production forecast with a black-oil model)
  • The training is open to applicants who can justify an engineer or master graduate diploma in geosciences or reservoir engineering, a cadration procedure or a validation of prior learning in the disciplines of the program. Some basic knowledge in dynamic reservoir simulation is not required but would facilitate learning
Ways and means
  • Basic and advanced reminders in reservoir simulation
  • Real-field case study with data review, history matching, and production forecast
  • An important part of the training is dedicated to hands-on practice using state-of-the-art ECLIPSE reservoir simulator
This course can be delivered in French, with documentation in English

Training for careers in reservoir simulation
  • Formal lectures, practical work, and case studies are organized into two weeks covering the major aspects of dynamic reservoir simulation:
  • Introduction - Basic reminders of reservoir simulation
  • Space and Time Discretization : Grid properties (Cartesian grid, Radial grid, corner point grid, etc.) - Time Step Management
  • Petrophysics - Data review & petrophysical upscaling
  • Reservoir fluids description
  • Initial state
  • Flow representation
  • Aquifer representation
  • Wells representation
  • History matching
  • Production Forecast
  • Development scenarios
Final oral & jury
  • The program ends with a short teamwork project on a real case study. Participants are put in situation of integration of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program. An oral presentation will end the project's results