Development of Gas Condensate FieldsREE/GAS

Who should attend?

  • This course provides an extensive and practical knowledge in understanding and developing gas & gas condensate reservoirs in the best efficient way.
Audience :
  • Reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers, field development engineers and production engineers involved in gas & gas condensate reservoirs development.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • REMINDERS ABOUT GAS RESERVOIRS

      • Properties of natural gas: dry gas, wet gas and gas condensate:
      • PVT modeling of gas condensates.
      • Experimental data for gas condensates.
      • PVT sampling procedure.
      • Condensate banking.
      • Flow regimes (transient, steady-state, pseudo-steady state).
      • Gas wells testing. Gas wells deliverability.
      • Condensate gas wells testing.
  • RESERVOIR PERFORMANCE & MODELING: PREDICTION OF PRODUCTION PROFILE

      • Reservoir modeling through material balance.
      • Introduction to MBAL™.
      • Data input and modeling aspects with MBAL™.
      • History matching with MBAL™: analytical and graphical methods.
      • Tank model building with MBAL™: PVT and correlations matching, history matching.
  • WELL PERFORMANCE

      • Introduction to well performance nodal analysis: inflow/outflow.
      • Introduction to PROSPER™.
      • Review on wells productivity:
      • Productivity Index (PI).
      • Empirical Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR),
      • Vertical Lift Performance (VLP) correlations and curves.
      • Building initial well system with PROSPER™.
      • IPR modeling with PROSPER™: building a wellbore model, sensitivity studies.
  • INTEGRATED PRODUCTION MODELING & OPTIMIZATION

      • Onshore, offshore, deep offshore surface facilities for gas condensates:
      • Specific gas condensate process issues.
      • Full field optimization & forecasting approach.
      • Introduction to GAP™: software overview and main functions.
      • Integrated production system models from reservoir to surface: how to link MBAL™, PROSPER™ and GAP™ models.
  • INTEGRATED GAS CONDENSATE RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

      • Global production modeling linking MBAL™, PROSPER™ and GAP™, application to a gas condensate reservoir:
      • Building the tank model by matching the production history data and identifying the production mechanisms.
      • Tuning a PVT correlation to match data from the PVT report.
      • Generating well performance model for various wells (vertical, slanted, horizontal): generating IPR model, VLP model; matching well test data.
      • Global production system modeling:
      • Identifying the bottle necks in the production system.
      • Optimizing the surface network to meet the initial target in production profile: elements in the network to be implemented, controls in chokes, manifolds, separator constraints.
      • Proposing various solutions in order to improve the production profile.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe PVT modeling of gas condensates,
  • describe main concepts and parameters related to gas condensate reservoir performance, well performance, surface facilities and treatments,
  • estimate condensate gas reservoir accumulations and evaluate corresponding development plan,
  • describe MBAL™, PROSPER™ and GAP™ concepts, capabilities and synergies,
  • optimize global production through integrated modeling by using above mentioned software tools.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive lectures and exercises.
  • Hands-on practices using state-of-the-art software packages: MBAL™, PROSPER™ and GAP™ for estimating reservoir recovery, wells productivity and surface network performance.
  • Field case development project based on real data set.