SPEI: Streamline Simulation - Theory and Practice

Speaker Akhil Datta-Gupta
Akhil Datta-Gupta, Professor and holder of the LeSuer endowed chair in Petroleum Engineering at TexasA&M University. in College Station, Texas. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin andworked for BP Exploration/Research and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the recipient of the 2003 SPE Lester ...



Akhil Datta-Gupta, Professor and holder of the LeSuer endowed chair in Petroleum Engineering at TexasA&M University. in College Station, Texas. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin andworked for BP Exploration/Research and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.



He is the recipient of the 2003 SPE Lester C. Uren award for significant technical contributions in petroleum reservoir characterization and streamline-based flow simulation. He is an SPE Distinguished Member (2001), Distinguished Lecturer (1999-2000), Distinguished Author (2000), and was selected as an outstanding Technical Editor (1996). He also received the SPE Cedrick K. Ferguson Certificate (2000 and 2006) and the AIME Rossitter W. Raymond Award (1992).



Full Description

Course Description

This course covers introductory and advanced concepts in streamline simulation and its applications. The
theory of streamlines/streamtubes in multi-dimensions is reviewed. Applications include swept volume
calculations, rate allocation/pattern balancing, field-scale simulation of tracer response, waterflooding,
solvent flooding, ranking geostatistical realizations, history matching and data integration. Strengths and
limitations of streamline modeling compared with finite difference simulation are discussed. PC-Windows
based computer programs are used to illustrate the concepts.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of: Streamfunctions, Streamtubes and Streamlines
  • Line Source and Sink Methods
  • Tracing Streamlines in 2-D: Steady and Unsteady States
  • The Streamtube Approach
  • Hybrid Modeling and Field Applications
  • Tracing Streamlines in 3-D: The Time-of-Flight Approach
  • Saturation Computations

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for engineers, geologists and geophysicists interested in rapid fluid flow
simulation techniques, screening of geologic models, reservoir characterization, data integration and/or
history matching. Some background in reservoir engineering/numerical simulation will be helpful but not
required.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellations less than 15 working days before the course begins.  No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.

Additional $200 charge for non-SPE members

Organizer Chiwila Mumba-Black

When?

Thu, Aug. 12, 2010
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. US/Central

Where?

Houston Training Center
10777 Westhiemer Road Suite 1075
H, Texas 77042

Refund Policy: You must notify the SPE-GCS office of your intent to cancel at least 24 hours prior to the event date to receive a refund. For all refund inquiries, email spe-gcs@spe.org. View our Terms & Conditions for more information.