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Reservoir Simulators: Powerful Tools for Predicting Oil and Gas Recovery

August 5, 2016

This webinar from CPGE and CLEE will present perspectives on various topics in computational methods in reservoir simulation development and application.

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Course # EN16121
Date(s) August 5, 2016
Time(s) 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Central Standard Time
Instructor(s) Lee Chin, John Foster, Kamy Sepehrnoori, Mary F. Wheeler
Fee(s)

Registration Fee (with CEU verification): $25.00
Registration Fee (without CEU verification): Free

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Webinar Overview

Join CPGE on Friday, August 5, at noon for a free webinar to hear perspective on various topics in computational methods in reservoir simulation development and application presented by Drs. Mary Wheeler, Lee Chin, Kamy Sepehrnoori, and John Foster with the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.

Reservoir simulators are tools used for prediction of oil and gas recovery form conventional and unconventional reservoirs. An overview of development and application of reservoir simulators to various oil and gas recovery processes will be presented. In particular, a brief application of finite difference and finite element methods for solution of partial differential equations arising from discretization of governing equations modeling fluid flow in permeable media will be discussed. Selected important topics covering application of reservoir simulators for simulating production from naturally fractured reservoirs using dual porosity and discrete fracture modeling, simulation of flow assurance problems, and modeling of production from unconventional reservoirs will be given. Furthermore, application of high-performance computing in reservoir simulation will be presented.

Geomechanics also plays a very important role on a reservoir when it is sensitive to stress change. In general, these stress-sensitive reservoirs include fractured reservoirs, shale reservoirs, and reservoirs with weak formations. Integrating reservoir simulation with geomechanics will be critical for evaluating and predicting performance of these stress-sensitive reservoirs under fluid injection/production operations. An overview of procedures for coupling reservoir simulation with geomechanics that include fixed stress splitting will be given. This includes fracture propagation using a newly developed phase-field approach for porous media, which can treat proppant transport. Application examples for field problems such as three- dimensional computational parallel fracture propagation, stress evolution, reservoir compaction, fault activation, etc. will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Various types of reservoir simulators
  • Various gridding approaches
  • Naturally fracture reservoir modeling
  • High-performance computing using parallel processing and computational issues in reservoir simulation
  • Understand the role of geomechanics in reservoir simulation
  • Develop numerical procedures for coupling geomechanics with flow in reservoirs
  • Use the coupled analysis to evaluate geomechanical impacts on reservoir performance
  • Fracture propagation using phase-field approach including proppant transport

Prerequisites: No prerequisites needed

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