Reservoir Simulation Strategies - RSS
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Richard Henry, David (Dave) Waldren
This course is designed to give an introduction to the fundamental and practical aspects of modern reservoir simulation. Particular emphasis is placed upon the available data and its integration into a data set that reflects a coherent model of the reservoir. These aspects are reinforced with small practical examples run by groups of the course participants. The course is organized in morning lecture sessions and afternoon practical sessions. One personal computer is included, at additional cost, for each two participants.
Reservoir and petroleum engineers who will be actively using reservoir simulation.
You Will Learn:
- Apply the principles of reservoir engineering to numerical modeling
- Set up, run, and analyze the results for single-well, pattern, and full-field models
- Prepare fluid and rock property data in the manner required for simulation studies
- Identify and eliminate causes of numerical problems
- Perform a history match
- Use the matched model to predict future performance under a variety of assumptions
- Buckley Leverett displacement
- One dimensional water oil displacement
- Model components, types, and modern gridding methods
- Two dimensional displacement
- Grid orientation and refinement
- Routine and special core analysis
- Single phase up-scaling of geo-cellular model parameters
Mr. RICHARD HENRY is an independent reservoir simulation specialist who is either out on a sailboat or teaching for PetroSkills in his spare time. He has degrees in industrial and petroleum engineering, and has performed over fifty reservoir engineering studies over two decades on a variety of different simulation platforms, field sizes and reservoir types. Before discovering simulation, he audited reserves of oil and gas fields in Latin America and West Africa, and ran multi-national, multi-disciplinary field optimization teams for Texaco. Mr. Henry holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
DR. DAVE WALDREN joined the embryonic British National Oil Corporation in 1977, after 7 years of postdoctoral research in high-energy particle physics. In 1979, he was employed by Intercomp as a reservoir engineer working on simulator development and reservoir studies. In 1983, he became Technical Director of International Petroleum Engineering Consultants Ltd. and a technical expert for the Asian Development Bank. Since 1988, he has been an independent consultant as well as a professor in petroleum engineering at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. He has wide experience using a variety of commercial reservoir modeling systems. During his career he has worked on oil and gas fields in 31 countries on 6 continents. He has a strong theoretical and research background, which is applied in his consulting activities including advising a major oil company on the day-to-day operational and medium/long term development of an offshore oil field as well as the estimation of different classes of reserves for SEC requirements. Many of the projects he performed use the VIP and Eclipse simulation systems, he also has many years' experience with different commercial reservoir modeling systems and has been actively engaged in studies and/or training using IMEX (CMG), Eclipse and Frontsim (Geoquest), VIP (Landmark), Athos (Beicip Franlab) and MORE (Roxar). He was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2001-2002. He has a BSc, BSC Hons and a PhD all in physics from the University of Liverpool, England.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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