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  • April 8, 2019 - April 12, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:   5 Days        Course Dates:   April 8 – 12, 2019      Course Venue:   Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Course Description:

This course addresses development of the equations for single phase and multiphase, multidimensional flow in porous media and the mathematical procedures required for their solution using finite-difference method. In particular, continuity equations for flow of several phases will be derived. Finite-difference methods based on implicit and explicit discretization will be introduced. Stability, consistency and convergence concepts will be explained in detail. Newton’s method for solving the nonlinear algebraic system of equations arising from discretization of governing equations will be covered. Well models will be discussed and various ways of treating wells in simulation models will be introduced. IMPES method will be introduced and its advantages and limitations compared to fully implicit discretization will be described. Finally, compositional simulation will be introduced. Formulation, discretization and phase behavior computations will be covered. The course is designed for engineers who use reservoir simulation software as a black box on a regular basis, with limited knowledge of the underlying equations and solution methods.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for professional reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, geophysicists, geologists and asset managers

What You Will Learn:

  • Review of steps in building static and dynamic reservoir models
  • Present modern reservoir simulation framework that incorporate a large variety of options which can be used to answer important questions about reservoir behavior, reservoir performance optimization, complex well design, uncertainties estimation and reservoir management
  • Learn new reservoir simulation technology developments, such as unstructured gridding and reduced order modeling

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to petroleum modeling and simulation workflows
  • Reservoir simulation and model design concepts
  • Introduction: Basic Concepts and Derivations
  • Numerical solution of single-phase and multi-phase flow equations
  • Well models in reservoir simulation
  • Implicit pressure explicit saturation (IMPES) formulation
  • Black oil and compositional reservoir simulation
  • Reduced order reservoir modeling
  • Use of Streamline Simulation for integrated reservoir modeling
  • Aquifer modeling and Uncertainty quantification
  • Applications (pressure transient test simulation, horizontal well modeling, water conning and cusping, gas field simulation, oil field simulation, volatile oil reservoir simulation, stimulated well modeling, pattern waterflood, etc) and case studies