Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start25 Mar 2018
End29 Mar 2018
Discipline Reservoir Engineering
LevelAdvanced
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,500.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom



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Simulation of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

This course will cover the oil recovery mechanisms in fractured reservoirs, which undergo the waterflood or gas cap expansion and gas injection.  How dual porosity reservoirs are modeled with modern numerical simulators and simulation exercises will also be covered.  Participants will also learn about the fundamentals of fractured reservoirs, the geological aspects, and welltesting in fractured reservoirs.  Oil recovery mechanisms, advanced topics in dual porosity simulation, and dual simulation of fractured reservoirs with a compositional simulator will also be covered.  The simulation of triple porosity systems will be discussed during the duration of this course.

Note:  Approximately half of this course will be devoted to problem solving in a workshop format using related software applications.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Fractured Reservoir Fundamentals 

    • Fundamentals
    • Geological aspects
    • Single and network fracture development
    • Workshop 1: Developing a Dual Porosity E100 Data Set

    On day one, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of fractured reservoirs.  The day will continue with discussions on geological aspects of fractured reservoirs, single and network fracture development, assumptions, comparisons, and input variables.  A simulation of fracture reservoirs will also be covered.  The day will end with a workshop over developing a dual porosity E100 data set from a single porosity data set.

    Day 2

    Welltesting in Fractured Reservoirs 

    • Welltesting
    • Single vs. dual porosity welltests
    • Workshop 2: Comparison of Buildup Tests

    This day will focus on welltesting in fractured reservoirs.  Participants will learn about the comparison of single and dual porosity welltests and the advantages of each.  The day will end with the second workshop over the comparison of buildup tests in single and dual porosity reservoirs.

    Day 3

    Oil Recovery Mechanisms

    • Oil expansion
    • Advanced topics in dual porosity simulation
    • Workshop 3: Simulation of a Single Matrix Block

    Day three will begin with a discussion of oil recovery mechanisms in fractured reservoirs.  Topics covered on this day will include oil expansion, sudation, gravity forces, capillary forces, diffusion, and convection.  Advanced topics in dual porosity simulation and the calculation of gravity imbibition and drainage will also be covered.  Dual porosity-dual permeability, viscous displacement option, integrated capillary pressure, and matrix relative permeability modifications will also be discussed.  To end the day, attendees will participate in the third workshop over the simulation of a single matrix block with a comparison with dual porosity ECLIPSE.

    Day 4

    Diffusion and Discretized Matrix Model 

    • Diffusion
    • Discretized matrix model
    • Alternate gravity drainage model
    • Workshop 4: Testing and Comparison of Advanced Options

    On this day participants will learn about diffusion and the discretized matrix model.  Other topics that will be discussed include the alternate gravity drainage model and grid generation in fractured reservoirs.  The day will end with the fourth workshop over the testing and comparison of advanced options in dual porosity ECLIPSE.

    Day 5

    Simulation of Fractured Reservoirs and Porosity Systems 

    • Fractured reservoirs
    • Compositional simulator
    • Simulation of triple porosity systems
    • Workshop 5: Sensitivity Study of Oil Displacement
    • Workshop 6: Developing a Dual Porosity E300 Data Set, Sensitivity Study, and Comparison

    The last day of this course will focus on simulations of fractured reservoirs with a compositional simulator and of a triple porosity system.  Workshop five will also be on this day and will be over the sensitivity study of oil displacement from a fractured reservoir and the Quarter-Five-Spot Model.  The day will end with the sixth workshop over developing a dual porosity E300 data set, sensitivity study, and comparison with single porosity.

  • Audience

    Engineers, managers, and other oilfield technical staff.

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of the Applied Reservoir Simulation and the ECLIPSE 100 Software course is required.  Attendees must have experience using ECLIPSE 100.  Attendance of the ECLIPSE 100/200 advanced course is not required, but recommended.

  • Prerequisites

  • Location

    Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi is the capital of and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast.

    Abu Dhabi has a hot climate. Sunny/blue skies can be expected throughout the year.

    Abu Dhabi

    The buildings in Abu Dhabi are too diverse to be characterised by one particular architectural style, especially as they have been built over a long period of time and drawn on a wide range of influences.

    Abu Dhabi is home to a number of cultural institutions including the Cultural Foundation and the National Theater. The Cultural Foundation is home to the UAE Public Library and Cultural Center. Various cultural societies such as the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Society have a strong and visible following in the city. The recently launched Emirates Foundation offers grants in support of the arts, as well as to advance science and technology, education, environmental protection and social development. The city also stages hundreds of conferences and exhibitions each year in its state-of-the-art venues, including the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) which is the Persian Gulf's largest exhibition center and welcomes around 1.8 million visitors every year. The Red Bull Air Race World Series has been a spectacular sporting staple for the city for many years, bringing tens of thousands to the waterfront. Another major event is the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).

    The diversity of cuisine in Abu Dhabi is a reflection of the cosmopolitan nature of the society. Arab food is very popular and is available everywhere in the city, from the small shawarma to the upscale restaurants in the city's many hotels.

    Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is the city's main aviation hub and the second busiest airport in the UAE.

    From Wikitravel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

    • Timezone : GMT+04:00, Arabian (Abu Dhabi, Muscat)
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