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    Petrel Reservoir Engineering

    This course introduces reservoir engineers and asset teams to the interactive Petrel reservoir engineering tools to construct and manage simulation models.

    In this course, you will build a 3D simulation model inside Petrel based on geological input data, add wells, and well control rules, create black oil fluid models and rock physics functions, submit the model to the simulators, and modify it (add aquifer, end point scaling, case conversion). Well and completion engineering is introduced. Grid building options for well centric models (simple grid, tartan grids, locals grids, sector models) and global  simulation models (pillar grids and structural grids, upscaling) are discussed.

    The hands-on exercises are structured to enable the trainee apply the software skills obtained during training and cover most of the Petrel simulation workflows. Overall, pre-processing and post-processing of simulation data will be done within the Petrel environment.

    A simulation case study is given at the end of the course to apply most of what you have learned during this course in a more realistic scenario.

    Day 1
    • Reservoir engineering in Petrel
    • Petrel user interface
    • Rock Physics and Fluid models
    • Simulation initialization
    • Petrel Volume calculation


    Day 2
    • Dynamic modelling
      • History strategies
      • Prediction strategies
    • Well path design
    • Completion design
    Day 3
    • Summary results analysis
    • 3D results analysis
    • History matching workflow 
    • Modify a simulation model
    • Aquifers
    • Introduction to workflows
    • Simulation case editor
    Day 4
    • Grids for well-based studies:
      • Local grid refinement
      • Simple and tartan grids
    • Build a simulation grid from a fine geological grid
    • Quality control of coarsened grids
    • Creating completion items in wells using the automated and manual well completion design tools
    • Upscaling reservoir properties
    Day 5
    • Simulation study challenge
    • Screen alternative production extension strategies
    • Optimize chosen concept
    • Quantify sensitivities to model uncertainty

    The goal of the simulation study exercises is to give you the opportunity to apply most of what you have learned during this course in a more realistic scenario. Each exercise contains a description of the scenario and the main steps. The idea is to let you solve the designed scenario tasks by yourself. Few tips are given in each exercise to encourage you to find your own way to complete the task.

    Development and exploration petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers and geoscientists.

    • Introduction to Petrel
    • Model initialization and volume calculation
    • Dynamic modeling: development strategies
    • Well engineering
    • Simulation run and results viewing
    • Introduction to history matching
    • Well-centric reservoir models
    • Upscaling and Advanced Corner Point Grid
    • Simulation study exercise

    General knowledge of reservoir engineering, and/or petroleum geology and geophysics.

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