ENG692–Petroleum Reservoir Simulation
Instructions: This is a practical coursework that aims to build a mechanistic simulation model using guidelines provided and preparing a 1000 words report[JG1] to show your simulation results and model characteristics. A short-written essay is also requested to demonstrate student reflection on results obtained and answering some specific research questions.
Provided: Instructions on both parts of the coursework, simulation practice and written report
Examiners: Richard Wheaton
University of Portsmouth 2019/20
ENG692Petroleum Reservoir Simulation by Pablo Salazar
Individual Coursework:Build a mechanistic simulation model using the data and constraints provided. Run your model and generate requested outputs to illustrate the geometry of your model and production forecasts using your chosen development plan.
The overall theme of this course work is practical reservoir simulation. The aim is to build a conceptual mechanistic model to simulate a theoretical development plan for a reservoir of given characteristics. Short term predictions will allow the student to discuss and reflect on the results obtained and to show the main features of their individual models.
The use of reservoir simulation is widely spread in the oil industry as a methodology to integrate multiple sources of data that allow characterising the reservoirs to understand their behaviour and predict future performance under different conditions given by alternative development scenarios and commercial constraints. Through this coursework the student will have the opportunity to have a “hands-on” experience building their own simulation model using a commercial software and using that model to make short term predictions for a specific development scenario.
You will explore the use of multiple keywords that will allow you to incorporate the data provided in your simulation model. At the same time, specific conditions and constraints will make your case unique. Once your model is built you will attempt running your model and troubleshoot any possible errors or issues in order to generate short term predictions for oil, gas, water production and injection.
You will deliver a copy of your simulation file (DATA file) and you will also prepare a document containing all your simulation results and a short investigation to answer 2 reservoir simulation related research questions. Your final document will be submitted via Moodle on the date and time specified for this coursework.
Build a conceptual simulation model to represent a reservoir with an estimated area of 14 km2 (3500 m x 4000 m). The top of the reservoir is around (6100 ft) and the gross thickness of the entire reservoir section is approximately 100 meters.
Interpretation from well logs indicate that the reservoir quality varies from top to bottom with better rock properties towards the base of the reservoir section (fining upwards retrograding sequence). Rock properties at the top and base of the reservoirare shown in the following table: