April 22, 2010


Description

Reservoir simulation has for many years been recognized as the best technology for optimizing well drilling and completion practices, and overall reservoir management from cradle to grave. But it is not widely understood that most of this value can be gained through quick look single well and full field modeling. This is particularly important for smaller offshore and tight onshore assets, where optimal drilling and completion technologies are required to make the prospects economic. At the same time managing large assets in real time requires smaller models that can be adjusted and optimized continually to reflect daily rate and pressure changes.

This presentation will give an overview of the work flow required for single well and full field modeling studies that are completed in hours to days. These models are built by everyday engineers, and applied to most reservoirs.

Applications applying these work flow to real assets will be presented. Examples include the Mariner Black Widow producing asset in the Gulf of Mexico, and other offshore and tight onshore reservoirs. In the Black Widow example the decision to develop the reservoir was possible thanks to a simulation study completed in four hours.


Featured Speakers

Speaker James Buchwalter
B.S., M.S. - Chemical Engineering, OhioStateUniversity Ph.D. – Chemical Engineering, RiceUniversity. After graduation with his M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1982, Jim Buchwalter joined Texaco as an operations engineer in Harvey, La. His principal responsibilities were to provide engineering analysis and recommendations for various field operations. In 1986, Mr. …

B.S., M.S. - Chemical Engineering, OhioStateUniversity

Ph.D. – Chemical Engineering, RiceUniversity.




After graduation with his M.S. degree in
Chemical Engineering in 1982, Jim Buchwalter joined Texaco as an
operations engineer in Harvey, La. His principal
responsibilities were to provide engineering analysis and recommendations for
various field operations.




In 1986, Mr. Buchwalter transferred to
Texaco’s E&P Technology Division in Houston.Mr. Buchwalter attended RiceUniversity and received
his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1991. Dr. Buchwalter performed simulation and field development studies on
numerous Texaco reservoirs worldwide. He
also supported and enhanced Texaco’s in-house reservoir simulator, including
the fractured reservoir code.




On Jan. 1,1997, Dr. Buchwalter formed Gemini
Solutions, Inc.
with Dr. Ray Calvert. At GSI, Dr. Buchwalter supports and enhances
the reservoir characterization and simulation models, teaches simulation
applications courses and performs consulting simulation studies for client
companies.




Dr. Buchwalter co-authored an applied reservoir
engineering book published by Pennwell in 2008 entitled "Practical
Enhanced Reservoir Engineering."

Full Description



Organizer

Kris Pitta


Date and Time

Thu, April 22, 2010

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

Courtyard on St James

1885 St James Place
Houston, TX 77056