SPEI - Reservoir Simulation for Practical Decision Making

Speaker Miles Palke and Dean Rietz
Ryder Scott Company Dean C. Rietz, Managing Senior Vice President and Manager of reservoir simulation at Ryder Scott Company, has approximately 17 years of diverse experience in numerical modeling approaches to evaluating oil and gas reservoirs and properties. He has built a variety of simulation models, including full-field, segment and ...


Ryder Scott Company




Dean C. Rietz, Managing Senior Vice President and Manager of reservoir simulation at Ryder Scott Company, has approximately 17 years of diverse experience in numerical modeling approaches to evaluating oil and gas reservoirs and properties. He has built a variety of simulation models, including full-field, segment and single well models (vertical and horizontal). Rietz's experience includes black-oil, compositional, and thermal formulations. Before joining Ryder Scott in 1995, Rietz taught in-house material-balance schools at Chevron Corp. and the ECLIPSE user course while at Intera Petroleum Production Division. Rietz began his career at Chevron U.S.A. Inc. He received a BS in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston. Rietz is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and has published various technical articles.



Miles R. Palke is a senior petroleum engineer specializing in reservoir simulation, characterization and well-test and material balance analyses. He has more than fourteen years of reservoir engineering experience with heavy emphasis on reservoir simulation studies. Areas of expertise include sector and full-field reservoir modeling, fluid characterization, compositional simulation, coalbed methane recovery, gas storage analysis, nodal analysis, well test analysis and material balance evaluations.

Mr. Palke has evaluated numerous oil and gas properties around the world. Before joining Ryder Scott, he was a senior staff reservoir engineer and subsurface engineering manager at BHP Billiton for seven years beginning in 2002. He also worked at Ryder Scott from 1998 to 2002 as a petroleum engineer in the reservoir simulation group. Mr. Palke began his career as a petroleum engineer at Arco E&P Technology in 1996. He has BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and Stanford University, respectively. Mr. Palke is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.




Full Description
 

Description

The instructors will discuss all of the important facets of the reservoir modeling process. The important factors that can dramatically impact the model results are emphasized. Although there will be no direct computer related activities, the last half of the second day is reserved for discussion of case studies. Previous models conducted by the instructors will be presented for discussion and attendees are encouraged to bring materials and data (non-confidential) relating to a potential project that they may be involved with in the future. The class as a group or groups, guided by the instructors, will brainstorm and discuss the approach to be taken to achieve the desired study objectives.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • General Overview
  • 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
  • Well History
  • History Match
  • Prediction Cases
  • Review of Simulation Models
  • Summary
  • Examples/Case Studies

Learning Objectives

Topics covered will help the attendees better understand how to plan and conduct a reservoir study and how to review a study conducted by someone else.

Who Should Attend

Those who will be involved in conducting, reviewing, or overseeing a reservoir simulation study can benefit from this course. Those with some exposure to simulation who may want to review some of the details would also benefit. This would be a good course for individuals who want to go beyond the"Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation" course. Reservoir engineers, geologists, geophysicists, or anyone who regularly uses, reviews or supervises the construction of reservoir models would benefit.

What to Bring

Students must bring a calculator to class.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 2-day course.

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Sat, Oct. 29 - Sun, Oct. 30, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPE-Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Denver, Colorado
USA

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