MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||MODELING AND SIMULATION METHODS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING|
|Course Unit Code||MPE551|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering (Required Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents|| Reservoir Simulation.|
Review of basic physical concepts of mass conservation , isothermal behavior and flow through porous media for reservoir simulation. Mass, Energy, Volume Balances. Reservoir Simulators (black oil, compositional, dual porosity etc).Derivation of general reservoir simulator equations.
Introduction to Geostatistics.
Univariate and Multivariate statistics. Variograms. Approaches and issues with upscaling of data and potential impacts on model results. Sequential and Gaussian Simulations of petrophysical data. Horizontal, vertical and trend volumes. Stochastic Analysis and Simulation.
Introduction to finite difference method. Use of finite difference models to discretise reservoir geometry. Model and grid selection. Upscalling from the geomodel to the simulation grid.Discretisation of flow equations.Use of local grid refinement to represent the near wellbore multi-phase flow effects.
Computer Models and Simulation
Importance of geologic, production, injection data in simulation studies. Use of modern finite difference (FD) simulation programs for construction of 2-D approximations of cross-sections and radial grid models. Use of computer models for simulating the effects of drilling methods. Use of computer models to simulate reservoir performance with different recovery options.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|| Students are taught the course through lectures (2 1 hours per week) by means of PowerPoint presentation slides. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks. Guided individual and/or group project and laboratory assignments are assigned to develop practical skills while integrating the course theory. Further literature search is encouraged by assigning students to identify a specific problem related to some possible open research issues, gather relevant scientific information about how others have addressed the problem and report this information in written and orally.|
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|Language of instruction||English|