## 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.
Audience :
• Reservoir engineers and petroleum engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in dynamic reservoir simulation.

## 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.
• ### TIME & SPACE DISCRETIZATION - GRIDDING & UPSCALING*

• Time step management and main events to take into account.
• Grid properties (Cartesian grid, radial grid, corner point grid, etc.) and key elements to take into account.
• Gridding and local grid refinement - Principles and application.
• Upscaling - Principles and application.
• Practical exercise using the simulator.
• ### FRACTURED RESERVOIR MODELING*

• Introduction to fractured reservoirs:
• Definition of fractured reservoirs and their difference with classic reservoirs.
• Classification of fractured reservoirs (Nelson concept).
• Data required for fractured reservoirs characterization and modeling.
• Formalisms used by the simulator - Dual porosity models.
• Practical exercise using the simulator.
• ### WELLS REPRESENTATION*

• 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.
• ### ASSISTED HISTORY MATCHING*

• Principles of assisted history matching:
• Objective function and optimization.
• Experimental design.
• Response surface.
• Practical exercise using the simulator.

* With courtesy of Schlumberger.

## Learning Objectives

• Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• apply the fundamental concepts of dynamic reservoir simulation,
• carry out gridding refinement and upscaling,
• model dual porosity dual permeability reservoirs,
• model complex wells,
• perform compositional simulation,
• discuss and carrying out assisted history matching,
• analyze simulation results,
• optimize reservoir performance.

## Ways & Means

• Interactive lectures and exercises.
• Hands-on practice using state-of-the-art software packages: ECLIPSE™, PETREL-RE™ or PumaFlow™ reservoir simulator.