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    Integrated Field Management workflows - Network Coupling

    Integrated asset models are created by connecting together existing subsurface and surface simulation models. This can deliver numerous benefits such as better understanding and representation of production system constraints enabling better field planning, production forecasting and full field optimization.

    Schlumberger technologies offer a modern method of connecting and controlling subsurface and surface models using INTERSECT Field Management (IXFM). IXFM offers unique capabilities to couple multiple INTERSECT reservoir models and multiple surface network models. All the coupled models can be controlled and actioned by Field Management (FM) thus allowing all the capabilities and benefits of FM to be applied to the Integrated Model. 

    The workflow presented in this course is focused on network coupling. Pressure losses in the surface production system can have a critical impact on well productivity, especially for offshore fields. Thus, when simulations are performed for the purpose of field development planning and optimization, it is highly advantageous for the simulation model to include the surface facilities as well as the reservoir. These facilities may consist of a network of flowlines from the wellheads joining at manifolds to form a gathering system and, for offshore fields, the risers that take the fluids up to the facilities on the platforms. Field Management has the capability to balance the wells in the reservoir model(s) with the coupled nodes in the surface network model(s).

    Overview of network simulation

    • Why you need network simulation
    • How network coupling works
    • Basic description of network coupling in INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator
    • Supported network simulators

    ECLIPSE Network Simulator (ENS)

    • What the ECLIPSE Network Simulator is
    • ENS data structure
    • How to generate and run the ENS model

    INTERSECT simulator coupling with ENS

    • Set up INTERSECT Field Management (FM) for network coupling
    • Add network results to the simulation output
    • Resolve network option
    • Simulate the coupled INTERSECT and ENS model
    • Exercise: Launch an INTERSECT ENS model from the Simulation Launcher
    • Exercise: Run the simulation with the ResolveNetworks option

    INTERSECT simulator coupling with ENS

    • Couple with ENS through Petrel
    • Exercise: Set up the ENS network coupling through FM in Petrel
    • Exercise: Activate Multiphase Booster through an ALQ change
    • Exercise: Add an injection network for gas reinjection

    Network coupling with IAM Field Management perspective

    • Introduction to IAM software
    • New IAM Field Management (FM) perspective, functionalities, and workflows
    • Various network coupling options and FM schema 
    • FM Asset Management Strategy (AMS) and AMS Builder Toolbox
    • Basic requirements to build an integrated model with FM coupler
    • Exercise: Build an IAM FM model
    • Coupling with ENS surface network model
    • Exercise: Couple INTERSECT with ENS
    • Exercise: Reroute a well in the network

    Network coupling with IAM Field Management perspective

    • Why do we need to use PIPESIM
    • Exercise: Create a new network and generate VFP for ENS in PIPESIM
    • Network Fluid Management (lumping/delumping components)
    • Exercise: Couple an INTERSECT reservoir model to a PIPESIM network model with varying numbers of fluid components
    • Exercise: Optimize the subsea pump pressure differential
    • GAP coupling with the INTERSECT model from IAM software

    PIPESIM simulator to INTERSECT simulator coupling without an interface

    • INTERSECT and PIPESIM models setup
    • Options to launch a coupled INTERSECT – PIPESIM model in Windows
    • Exercise: Launch a coupled INTERSECT - PIPESIM model in Windows
    • Exercise: Alter the sink node boundary pressure through FM

    Experienced reservoir engineers, involved in the integrated field management workflows.

    • Overview of network simulation
    • ECLIPSE Network Simulator (ENS)
    • INTERSECT simulator coupling with ENS
    • Network coupling with IAM Field Management perspective
    • PIPESIM simulator to INTERSECT simulator coupling without an interface

    Familiarity with reservoir simulation workflows, proficiency with INTERSECT Reservoir Simulator

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