SPEI: Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation

Speaker Grant Robertson and Robert Gochnour
Grant Robertson joined Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in March, 2001 as an advisor in the Reservoir Engineering Department. Previously, he was Coordinator for Integrated Studies at RyderScott Company LP, Petroleum Consultants. He also has worked in California, Saudi Arabia and Texas for both Chevron and BP. He worked for 18+ years ...


Grant Robertson joined Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in March, 2001 as an advisor in the Reservoir Engineering Department. Previously, he was Coordinator for Integrated Studies at RyderScott Company LP, Petroleum Consultants. He also has worked in California, Saudi Arabia and Texas for both Chevron and BP. He worked for 18+ years in the technical centers of both organizations on reservoir studies, reservoir simulation research, and reservoir simulation schools and workshops. He has significant experience in reservoir engineering, production engineering, and well testing. He has a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.



Robert Gochnour is a consulting reservoir engineer for BP America, Inc., Reservoir Engineering Team. He has more than 26 years' oil and gas industry and technology experience. He has been associated with the research, development, and application of reservoir simulators, reservoir engineering, and production technology throughout  his career. He has taught graduate petroleum engineering courses at the U. of Pittsburgh and West Virginia U. Additionally, he has taught more than 100 industry short courses. He received a B.S. degree (1973), M.S. degree (1975) and PhD. degree (1976) in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


Full Description

Description

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce the fundamental concepts and elements of reservoir

simulation. This is an overview of simulation technology, taught from a physical perspective. There are no

equations used in this course. Upon completion, participants will understand the basics such as why and

how a model is built, data sources, how wells are modeled, and what a company is looking for in a

reservoir simulation study. The various phases (from model building through prediction) and types (singlewell,

sector, full-field) of models will be discussed. This is not intended to be a hands-on course. This will

be very fast-paced for those who want an overview of simulation types before getting involved in more indepth

study or practice.

Topics Covered

Theory of Numerical Simulation

Planning a Simulation Study

Data Acquisition and Analysis

Fluid Properties

Rock-Fluid Interaction Relationships

Geologic Model Development

Grid Construction

Model Initialization

Prepare Well History

History Match

Prediction Cases

Review of Simulation Models

Organizer Kristen Lee

When?

Tue, May. 25, 2010
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPE Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Suite 1075
Houston, TX 77042
USA

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