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    Overview of simulation workflow with Eclipse and Petrel (Customized)

    This course is a compressed version of Eclipse* Blackoil simulation and the Petrel* E&P software platforms of Reservoir Engineering (RE) and Uncertainty and Optimization.

    The training acquaints you with the basic features and keywords of the Eclipse Blackoil simulator. Each section of the input data and its file handling characteristics are presented, then a practical
    exercise allows you to construct a simulation model from scratch.
    The discussion incorporates the pre- and post-processors of Petrel RE as integral parts of the process, and it includes an explanation of the relationship between Eclipse and Petrel RE.
    You will build a 3D simulation model inside Petrel that is based on geological input data. You will add wells and well control rules, create black oil fluid models and rock physics functions, and submit the model to the simulators.
    In reservoir simulation studies, petroleum engineers use the Petrel Uncertainty and optimization tool to manage reservoir uncertainties and maximize key objectives. The Petrel Uncertainty and optimization tool allows you to directly modify model parameters in integrated Petrel processes across several domains.

    Day 1

    Set up the Eclipse Blackoil file structure

    Specify and edit input and output data

    Control wells under history matching and prediction regimes

    Build and run a simple simulation model

    Day 2

    Petrel RE for newcomers

    Make a simple simulation grid

    Rock physics and fluid model


    Day 3

    Initialization and volume calculation

    Well engineering


    --Well path design


    Day 4

    History matching and prediction strategies

    Manual history matching workflow

    Production optimization scenarios

    Run simulation and results viewing

    Day 5

    Use Petrel to aid the history matching process

    Plan a structured history matching workflow

    Define an objective function that measures the history matching quality

    Define and evaluate an uncertainty matrix

    Set up and use an optimization algorithm for the history matching process

    Apply a selection of analysis tools to interpret results and monitor and measure performance

    Reservoir engineers and reservoir simulation engineers

    The following topics are convered:

    1. Overview of Eclipse Blackoil Reservoir Simulation setup

    2. Petrel Reservoir Engineering workflow

    3. Assisted history matching with Petrel uncertainty and optimization tools.

    Basic reservoir engineering and reservoir simulation fundamentals

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