Dynamic Reservoir SimulationRENG/SIMULRES

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of dynamic reservoir simulation, covering principles and concepts as well as data reviewing and formatting.
Audience :
  • Newly-hired and 2- to 3-year experienced reservoir engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in reservoir fluid properties and PVT modeling. It is also intended for geoscientists, petroleum engineers and production engineers moving towards reservoir engineering.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO DYNAMIC RESERVOIR SIMULATION*

      • Physical aspects and fundamental laws.
      • Mathematical and numerical aspects (diffusivity equation, transport equation, equations od state…).
      • Types of reservoir simulation models: black oil, compositional, thermal, chemical and double porosity model.
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE SIMULATOR*

      • Simulation software presentation.
      • Practical exercise (building a model from A to Z).
  • SPACE & TIME DISCRETIZATION*

      • Grid properties (Cartesian grid, radial grid, corner point grid, etc.) and key elements to take into account.
      • Time step management and main events to take into account.
      • Practical exercise using the simulator.
  • PETROPHYSICS*

      • Data review and petrophysical upscaling.
      • Practical exercise using the simulator.
  • FLUIDS*

      • Data review and formalisms used by the simulator.
      • Use of black oil data set and integration of lab experiments results (constant composition expansion, constant volume depletion).
      • Practical exercise using the simulator.
  • INITIAL STATE*

      • Data review and formalisms used by the simulator (equilibration regions).
      • Identification of fluids in place per region.
      • Practical exercise using the simulator.
  • AQUIFERS REPRESENTATION*

      • Formalisms used by the simulator (gridded or analytical aquifers).
      • Review of different possibilities (bottom, edge, transient, steady state, semi steady state) and Hurst & Van Everdingen tables.
      • Practical exercise using the simulator.
  • FLOW REPRESENTATION*

      • Formalisms used by the simulator (transmissivity multipliers, end point scaling of capillary pressures and relative permeability).
      • Identification of production mechanisms and material balance analysis.
      • 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.
  • 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.
      • Practical exercise using the simulator.
  • PRODUCTION FORECAST*

      • Objectives and methodology.
      • Integration of well representation and production constraints.
      • Estimation of future productions linked to different scenarios and identification of remaining uncertainties.
      • Practical exercise using the simulator.

      * With courtesy of Schlumberger.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss the fundamental concepts of dynamic reservoir simulation,
  • build a simple reservoir simulation model (including data gathering and data QC),
  • carry out a simple reservoir simulation study (including taking into account technical and economical constraints, basic history matching and production forecast) using a black-oil model.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive lectures and exercises.
  • Hands-on practice using state-of-the-art software packages: ECLIPSE™, PETREL-RE™ or PumaFlow™ reservoir simulator.
  • Black oil reservoir simulation including the manipulation of all kind of reservoir data (geological, petrophysical, PVT, well data, production history).