Advanced Dynamic Reservoir Simulation

RENG/ADVSIMULRES

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.

Level : Advanced

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.