Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation

Speaker Dr. Grant Robertson and Dr. J. Robert Gochnour
Consultant / manager of Advanced Reservoir Simulation Development and Deployment Consultant / BP Exploration and Production Technology (EPT) Dr. Grant Robertson is an instructor for PetroSkills-OGCI and a consultant in petroleum engineering in Houston, Texas. He has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1974 for Chevron, British Petroleum, ...

Consultant / manager of Advanced Reservoir Simulation Development and Deployment
Consultant / BP Exploration and Production Technology (EPT)



Dr. Grant Robertson is an instructor for PetroSkills-OGCI and a consultant in petroleum engineering in Houston, Texas. He has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1974 for Chevron, British Petroleum, Ryder Scott, and Anadarko in California, Saudi Arabia, and Texas. He has held various high-level technical and management positions with diversified experiences covering oil and gas reservoirs, onshore and offshore properties, primary, secondary, and tertiary operations, and reservoir exploration and development projects. His responsibilities have been in reservoir engineering, reserves estimation, and reservoir simulation, but he has also done production engineering and exploratory well testing. Dr. Robertson has published technical papers in refereed journals and has written many internal publications.



Dr. Robertson has been an SPE instructor since 2000 and an active member of SPE since 1975. He has held numerous positions within many different SPE organizations. Dr. Robertson has a BS in Engineering Science and an MS in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Toronto. He also has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.



Dr. J. Robert Gochnour is the manager of Advanced Reservoir Simulation Development and Deployment at BP Exploration and Production Technology (EPT) in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for the development and delivery of new reservoir simulation technology to BP reservoir engineers worldwide. Dr. Gochnour has over 34 years of industry experience. He joined BP in 1997 where he has had various assignments including Community of Practice Leader for reservoir simulation, reservoir management program R&D manager, and an organizational capability assignment leading to his current position. Dr. Gochnour is a mentor to many BP reservoir and petroleum engineers and extremely active in campus recruiting activities for specialist reservoir engineers. He is Campus Champion for Stanford University and Penn State for BP U.S. University Recruiting efforts.



Dr. Gochnour received his BS (1973), MS (1975), and PhD (1976) in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He was named a Centennial Fellow of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University in 1996. Gochnour has been associated with the research, development, and application of reservoir simulators, reservoir engineering, and production technology throughout his career with Gulf Oil Corporation (9 years), Chevron (6 years), Scientific Software-Intercomp (2 years), and Tigress (5 years).



He has been a member of SPE since 1973 and has taught over 200 industry short courses as well as graduate petroleum engineering courses at the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, and the University of Houston.



Full Description

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Course Description

An overview of the fundamental concepts and elements of reservoir simulation will be introduced in this fast-paced, lecture-style seminar. No equations will be used; the materials will be taught from an awareness perspective. Various phases (from model building through prediction) and types (single-well, sector, full-field) of models will be discussed.

Course topics include:

  •  When to use reservoir simulation
  • Use and misuse of reservoir simulation
  • Elements of a reservoir simulation model
  • Types of reservoir simulators and features
  • Coordinate geometries and model types
  • Well modeling overview and building the model
  • Managing the simulation run
  • Defining initial conditions
  • History matching and prediction
  • Process and specialty 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 reservoir simulation and need a “quick start” on the learning curve. Recent university graduates new to their position, earth scientists, and those who require a high-level view of this technology will especially benefit.

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.

 
For more details, contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org
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Organizer Diane Frasier Hallmark

When?

Sat, Feb. 19, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Central

Where?

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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.