Advanced Dynamic Reservoir Simulation

SIMRADV-EN-P

Who should attend?

• This course provides deep insight into some advanced dynamic reservoir simulation features including gridding, aquifers and wells representation, compositional simulation and assisted history matching.
Public :
• Reservoir engineers and petroleum engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in dynamic reservoir simulation.

Level :Knowledge

Prerequisite :
• Reservoir engineering degree or experience, with basic dynamic reservoir simulation knowledge.

Course Content

• FUNDAMENTALS OF DYNAMIC RESERVOIR SIMULATION

• Physical aspects and basic laws.
• Mathematical and numerical aspects (diffusivity, transport and general equations).
• Review of basic rock and fluid properties for input into dynamic reservoir simulation models.
• GRIDDING & LOCAL GRID REFINEMENT

• Review of main types of grids (Cartesian grid, radial grid, corner point grid, etc.) and related properties.
• Gridding and Local Grid Refinement - Principles and application.
• Convergence problems within Local Grid Refinement.
• Practical exercise using the simulator.
• WELL PERFORMANCE

• Formalisms used by the simulator:
• Inflow performance and numerical PI.
• Outflow performance and VFP tables.
• Practical exercise using the simulation software.
• COMPOSITIONAL SIMULATION

• Components and composition - Black Oil vs. compositional models:
• Lumping and de-lumping.
• Compositional EOS - Ternary diagram.
• Gas modeling in compositional models.
• Practical exercise using the simulator.
• HISTORY MATCHING & ASSISTED HISTORY MATCHING

• Objectives and methodology.
• Production data and identification of data to match.
• Production mechanisms and identification of matching parameters.
• History matching strategies (pressure, saturation, early and late times) and uncertainty reduction.
• Principles of assisted history matching:
• Experimental design.
• Response surface.
• Objective function and optimization.
• Practical exercise using the simulator.

Learning Objectives

• Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• apply the fundamental concepts of dynamic reservoir simulation,
• carry out local grid refinement,
• model complex wells,
• perform compositional simulation,
• discuss and carry out assisted history matching.

Ways & Means

• Interactive lectures and exercises.
• Hands-on practice using state-of-the-art software packages: ECLIPSE™, PETREL-RE™ or PumaFlow™ reservoir simulator.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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