Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation


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.


 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.

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

Date: Feb. 19, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - Feb. 19, 2011, 4 p.m.