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.
- 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
- Examples/Case Studies
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.
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 2-day course.