SPEI: Streamline Simulation - Theory and Practice

Course Description

This course covers introductory and advanced concepts in streamline simulation and its applications. The
theory of streamlines/streamtubes in multi-dimensions is reviewed. Applications include swept volume
calculations, rate allocation/pattern balancing, field-scale simulation of tracer response, waterflooding,
solvent flooding, ranking geostatistical realizations, history matching and data integration. Strengths and
limitations of streamline modeling compared with finite difference simulation are discussed. PC-Windows
based computer programs are used to illustrate the concepts.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of: Streamfunctions, Streamtubes and Streamlines
  • Line Source and Sink Methods
  • Tracing Streamlines in 2-D: Steady and Unsteady States
  • The Streamtube Approach
  • Hybrid Modeling and Field Applications
  • Tracing Streamlines in 3-D: The Time-of-Flight Approach
  • Saturation Computations

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for engineers, geologists and geophysicists interested in rapid fluid flow
simulation techniques, screening of geologic models, reservoir characterization, data integration and/or
history matching. Some background in reservoir engineering/numerical simulation will be helpful but not


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.

Additional $200 charge for non-SPE members

Location: Houston Training Center
10777 Westhiemer Road Suite 1075
H , Texas 77042

Date: Aug. 12, 2010, 8 a.m. - Aug. 12, 2010, 5:30 p.m.