Integrated Production Modeling - Module 1


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough understanding, methodology and tools to integrate data and models from the reservoir to the surface facilities.
Public :
  • Production engineers, petroleum engineers or reservoir engineers willing to integrate reservoir with surface models using Integrated Production System technology.

Level :Skilled

Prerequisite :
  • Engineer degree or equivalent experience in Oil & Gas production.

Course Content


      • Introduction to well performance nodal analysis: inflow/outflow.
      • Review on Productivity Index (PI).
      • Inflow performance relationship in oil wells, Darcy’s law, pseudo-steady state flow, Vogel IPR, composite IPR, Darcy IPR, Fetkovich IPR, Jones IPR.
      • Transient IPR curves.
      • Vertical Lift Performance (VLP) correlations and curves, downhole production considerations: skin calculation, gravel pack design.
      • Multiphase flow in tubing, liquid holdup, flow regimes, correlations in nodal analysis.
      • Overview of PROSPER™ software workflow.
      • PROSPER™: building initial well system file - IPR modeling using PROSPER™, building a wellbore model, sensitivity studies.
      • Partial penetration, deviated wells, hydraulically fractured wells, gravel pack completions, artificial lift.
      • Skin estimation.

      • Material balance for various reservoirs: production mechanisms.
      • Flow regimes (transient and pseudo-steady state flow).
      • Reservoir modeling through material balance.
      • Introduction to MBAL™.
      • MBAL™ data input and modeling aspects. Aquifer dimensioning and modeling.
      • History matching techniques on MBAL™: analytical and graphical methods.
      • Forecasting production performance.
      • Tank model building, PVT and correlations matching, history matching.

      • Definition.
      • Introduction to the software tool to be used.
      • From reservoir to surface: the principle of linking MBAL™, PROSPER™ and GAP™.

      • Full field optimization and forecasting approach.
      • GAP™ software overview and main functions.
      • System definition, how to link MBAL™ and PROSPER™ models to GAP™ solve network.
      • Full field development hands-on exercise: prediction constraints.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • predict global production through integrated modeling,
  • describe MBAL™, PROSPER™ and GAP™ theory, capabilities and synergies,
  • perform a case study aiming at building tank model, PVT match, well performance and surface network including the use of specialized software (IPM™, MBAL™, PROSPER™, GAP™),
  • apply integrated modeling using the mentioned tools.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive presentations, practical exercises and hands-on activities using dedicated software (IPM™, MBAL™, PROSPER™, GAP™).
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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