Reservoir: Simulation Short Course - Reservoir Simulation for Practical Decision Making

 Short Course Description
The instructors will discuss all of the important facets of the reservoir modeling process. Important factors that can dramatically impact the model results are emphasized. Specific topics include Data Acquisition, Fluid Properties, Rock-Fluid Interaction, Grid Construction, History Matching and Prediction Cases. These and other topics will help the attendees better understand how to plan and conduct a reservoir simulation study and how to review a study conducted by someone else. Although there will be no direct computer related activities, time throughout the two-days is reserved for discussion of case studies that were previously models conducted by the instructors. Attendees are also encouraged to bring materials and data (non-confidential) relating to a potential project that they may be involved with in the future; and as time permits, 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 within the Short Course
• 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
· Grid Features and Other Issues 
• Model Initialization 
• Well History 
• History Match 
• Prediction Cases 
• Review of Simulation Models
· Use of Simulation / Reserves 
• Summary 
• Examples/Case Studies
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.

Location: Microsoft
2000 West Sam Houston Parkway South
Houston , TX 77042

Date: May 13, 2009, 8 a.m. - May 14, 2009, 4 p.m.