Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Beijing, China
Start08 Jun 2020
End12 Jun 2020
Discipline Reservoir Engineering ,
Field Development Planning
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,000.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom

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ECLIPSE Blackoil Reservoir Simulation

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The ECLIPSE industry-reference Blackoil simulator offers the most complete and robust set of numerical solutions for fast and accurate prediction of dynamic behavior—for all types of reservoirs and degrees of complexity, structure, geology, fluids, and development schemes. ECLIPSE is  a fully implicit, three-phase, 3D, general purpose black-oil simulator that includes several advanced and unique features. In this course, you will discover the various solutions ECLIPSE offers over the entire spectrum of reservoir simulation. This training focuses on understanding ECLIPSE syntax rather than simulation methodology.

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

    Day 1

    • Module 1- Reservoir simulation overview
      • o What is reservoir simulation
      • o An introduction to ECLIPSE
      • o Interaction with ECLIPSE
    • Module 2 – Petrel RE as a postprocessor
    • Module 3 – RUNSPEC section
      • o RUNSPEC section setup
        • Start date of the simulation
        • Basic character of the model
        • Memory allocation
      • o RUNSPEC keywords
      • o SPECIAL topics including parallel processing

    Day 2

    • Module 4- GRID/EDIT sections
      • o Grid types
      • o Grid cell property definition
      • o Local grid refinement
      • o Transmissibility calculations
        • Non-neighbor connections
        • Modeling of geological features such as Pinchouts and unconformities
    • Module 5 – PROPS section
      • o Introduction to PVT and the applications
        • Black oil vs. compositional simulation
      • o Fluid properties in ECLIPSE BlackOil
        • Single-phase simulations
        • Two-phase simulations
        • Three-phase simulations
        • Oil/Gas/Water Equations of State
        • PVT data entry using the relevant keywords
      • o Additional topics
        • EXTRAPMS keyword
        • Multiple PVT types using PVT regions
        • API tracking implementation: Multiple PVT types using API tracking
      • o Rock properties: Saturation functions
        • Rock compaction
        • Saturation function definition
        • Saturation endpoint terminology
        • Saturation families and their keywords
        • Implementation of endpoint scaling

    Day 3

    • Module 6- REGIONS section
      • o REGIONS section setup
        • Reservoir division based on variations in reservoir characteristics
        • Reservoir division for report purposes
    • Module 7 – SOLUTION section
      • o Initialization by equilibration
      • o Restarts and enumeration
      • o Aquifer modeling facilities
        • Numerical aquifers
        • Fetkovich aquifers
        • Carter-Tracy aquifers
        • Flux aquifers
        • Grid cell aquifers

    Day 4

    • Module 8 - SUMMARY section
      • o SUMMARY section setup
        • Types of output mnemonics that can be requested
    • Module 9 – SCHEDULE section
      • o SCHEDULE section modes and content
        • History matching versus prediction
      • o Well definition and connections to the grid
      • o VFP curve specification
      • o Historical well control specification

    Day 5

    • Module 9 - SCHEDULE section
      • o Prediction well control specification
        • Transition from history matching to prediction
        • Economic limit definition
        • Automatic workovers
        • Restarts
      • o Recovery optimization strategies such as
        • Do nothing base case
        • Water injection scheme
        • Voidage replacement scheme
        • Gas re-injection strategy
    • Module 10 – Convergence
      • o Convergence issues and troubleshooting
        • Convergence reports
        • Speeding up ECLIPSE
        • Time stepping controls
        • Non-linear and linear iterations
        • Simulator control
        • Common causes of problems
        • Treatment of local grid refinements
        • Convergence checklist
  • Topics

    • Understand how a simulator initializes and executes
    • Define block-centered and corner-point grid geometry
    • Describe rock and fluid properties
    • Allocate initial pressure and saturation distribution
    • Define aquifers
    • Control wells under history matching and production regimes
    • Comprehend the ECLIPSE Blackoil file structure
    • Understand input rules
    • Specify and edit input and output data
    • Build and execute a simulation model
    • Analyze results through post-processing
  • Audience

    Reservoir engineers, geoscientists, and other technically trained individuals introduced to reservoir engineering who are interested in learning reservoir simulation using ECLIPSE Blackoil simulator

  • Prerequisites

    Reservoir engineering background.

  • Prerequisites

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