Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Start25 Jun 2018
End29 Jun 2018
Discipline Reservoir Engineering
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,500.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Applied Reservoir Simulation with ECLIPSE

This 5-days course is designed to introduce the participants to the theory and practice of reservoir simulation. Participants will learn about the funda-mentals of reservoir simulation, the development of simulation programs, and how to select the proper model for a simulation study. This course also covers data preparation, grid design, calibration of the reservoir model, forecasting of future performance, and interpretation of simulation results.

Participants will also be acquainted with several advanced topics including: pseudo-relative permeability and capillary pressure, understanding the contemporary reservoir simulation practice, waterflooding concepts and its applications, and the Classical and computed aided history matching approaches. Upscaling and simulation techniques will also be discussed.

The course uses the ECLIPSE* simulator and Petrel* RE pre and postprocessor for workshops and hands-on exercises. These tools demonstrate key factors in reservoir simulation and the use of simulators to investigate various reservoir engineering and reservoir management principle

  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Fundamentals of reservoir simulation and Numerical model and solutions

    • Introduction to reservoir simulation and its benefits
    • Traditional reservoir engineering methods and their direct relationships with reservoir simulation
    • Minimum data required to run a simulation study
    • Mass balance of a single phase in a control volume representative of the porous medium
    • Formulating the differential equation that governs the flow of a single-phase fluid in a porous medium by combining Darcy’s law with the mass conservation equation
    • Generalizing the flow equations to include the simultaneous interactive flow of three phases (fully compositional model). The special case of the black oil model, which was also presented in considerable detail, was considered
    • Description of the process of discretizing the flow equations to create the finite difference equations (simulator equations)
    • Different formulations (IMPES, fully implicit, AIM) used to evaluate the spatial differences on the simulator equation
    • Linearization of the simulator equations and the methods used to solve the simulator equations


    Day 2

    Implementation of fine grid and coarse grid models in reservoir simulation

    • Discussion on basic use of single well simulation models
    • Effect that grid orientation has on simulator results and the approaches to reduce it
    • Importance of vertical layering on the dynamic behavior of reservoir fluids
    • What vertical equilibrium is and in what reservoir situation it occurs
    • Pseudofunctions and why they are more accurate than using laboratory measured relative permeabilities (rock curves) when large gridblocks are used.
    • Well modeling in reservoir simulation.

    Day 3

    Classical history matching and Waterflooding concepts and aquifers

    • History matching and its objectives
    • Type of variables you can change in history matching and the effects they have on the simulated history
    • History matching process and prediction of reservoir performance.
    • Computer aided history matching
    • Discription of factors that affect the water fractional flow
    • Hysteresis of capillary pressure and relative permeability curves
    • Different types of waterflooding patterns used in fields
    • Various types of aquifer models and the effect of a large or small Fetkovich aquifer on a reservoir


    Day 4

    Data preparation/sources and overview of the simulation process/types of simulators

    • Fluid and rock data required in a reservoir simulation study and description of  the sources of reservoir data
    • Hysteresis and its effect in reservoir displacements
    • Reasons why you might or might not wish to simulate a reservoir
    • The steps involved in a simulation study
    • Types of simulators available and the type of problems they are used for.


    Day 5

    Introduction to ECLIPSE and application of reservoir simulation to a typical history matching study

    • Introduction to the numerical reservoir simulator ECLIPSE and its basic and advanced options
    • ECLIPSE input data file sections and how ECLIPSE works
    • Variograms and how they are used in geostatistics
    • UMBB Case study : steps used to conduct a reservoir simulation study
    • Discription and application  of ten Golden Rules for Simulation Engineerspresented by Khalid Aziz [42].


  • Topics

    • Overview of reservoir simualtion
    • Fundamentals of reservoir simulation
    • Numerical model and solutions
    • IMPES and Fully Implicit solution methods and the effects
    • Implementation of fine grid and coarse grid models
    • Waterflooding concepts and aquifers
    • Classical and computed aided history matching approaches
    • Data preparation/sources and analysis
    • Introduction to simulation process/types of simulators
    • Introduction to ECLIPSE and Petrel Reservoir Engineering workflow
    • Application of reservoir simulation to a typical  history matching study
    • Contemporary reservoir simulation practice -Ten golden rules for simulation engineers
  • Audience

    Reservoir engineers, geoscientists, and other technically trained individuals introduced in reservoir engineering who are interested in learning the fundamentals of reservoir simulation applied to hands-on exercises using ECLIPSE

  • Prerequisites

    Reservoir engineering background

  • Prerequisites

  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia.

    Beginning in the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March.

    The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Dataran Merdeka (the Independence Square), the House of Parliament, the Istana Budaya, the Istana Negara (National Palace), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Muzium Negara (National Museum), the Putra World Trade Centre, the Tugu Negara (National Monument) and mosques such as the Masjid Jamek, the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) and the Federal Territory Mosque.

    Other tourist attractions include the Aquaria KLCC, the Batu Caves, the Makam Pahlawan (National Mausoleum), the National Science Centre, Petaling Street, the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre, the Zoo Negara (National Zoo), and events such as Malay cultural centres, the Chinese cultural festivals at the Thean Hou Temple and the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. The Golden Triangle, the commercial hub of the city, contains the Petronas Twin Towers and has a distinctive nightlife. Trendy nightclubs, bars and lounges, such as the Beach Club, Espanda, the Hakka Republic Wine Bar & Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, the Luna Bar, Nuovo, Rum Jungle, the Thai Club, Zouk, and many others are located within and around Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang.

    Hotels, from five-star to budget types, have cropped up everywhere to accommodate the influx of tourists each year. There are many hotels near Kuala Lumpur's entertainment and business districts.

    Kuala Lumpur alone has 66 shopping malls and it is the retail and fashion hub for Malaysia. Suria KLCC is one of Malaysia's premier shopping destinations due to its location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Kuala Lumpur Sky Line

    The Perdana Lake Gardens near the Malaysian Parliament building includes a Butterfly Park, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Southeast Asia's largest bird park.

    There are three forest reserves within the city namely the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in the city centre, the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country, Bukit Sungai Putih Forest Reserve and Bukit Sungai Besi Forest Reserve. Bukit Nanas, in the heart of the city centre, is one of the oldest virgin forests in the world within a city. These residual forest areas are home to a number of fauna species particularly monkeys, tree shrews, squirrels and birds.

    Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and events in Malaysia. Among the centres is the National Museum which is situated along the Mahameru Highway. Its collection comprises artifacts and paintings collected throughout the country. Kuala Lumpur also has an Islamic Arts Museum which houses more than seven thousand Islamic artefacts including rare exhibits as well as a library of Islamic art books. However, the museum's collection not only concentrate on works from the Middle East, the museum also puts the emphasis on Asia, with China and Southeast Asia especially well represented. This museum features some impressively decorated domes and large open exhibition spaces. It is located at Jalan Lembah Perdana next to the National Mosque.

    Kuala Lumpur is one of the host cities for the Formula One World Championship, the open-wheel auto racing A1 Grand Prix and the Motorcycle Grand Prix with races being held at Sepang International Circuit in the neighbouring state of Selangor, next to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

    From Wikitravel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

    • Timezone : GMT+08:00, Singapore (Singapore)
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