CANCELLED: 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 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 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 PhD 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 of 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. Dr. Gochnour has taught graduate petroleum engineering courses at the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University. Additionally, he has taught more than 100 industry short courses. Gochnour received a BS degree (1973), MS degree (1975) and a PhD. degree (1976) in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.



Full Description
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
 

Course 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. 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 in-depth study or practice. Topics covered will include:

  • 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

     

Learning Objectives

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.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who have had little exposure to this technology and need a "quick start" on the learning curve. New college hires will benefit especially.

CEUs

 0.8 (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.

For more details, please contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org

Organizer Chiwila Mumba-Black

When?

Fri, Oct. 15, 2010
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Road Suite 1075
Houston, Texas 77042
USA

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.