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Technical Program

Monday, 23 February

0830-1200

Legends I-III Ballroom

01 Complex Recovery Processes

Session Chairpersons:

Jan Dirk Jansen, Delft University of Technology; Kristian Jessen, University of Southern California

Increasing energy demand has led to consideration of increasing complex recovery processes. Reservoir simulation compliments laboratory and field testing by enabling detailed investigation of proposed mechanisms and predictions at a variety of scales. Topics in this session include thermal recovery, geochemical reactions, remediation, and a variety of displacements for enhanced oil recovery.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 173194 icon:RDD Modeling and Optimization of Low Salinity Waterflood
C. Dang, University of Calgary; L. Nghiem, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; N. Nguyen, Z. Chen, University of Calgary; Q. Nguyen, University of Texas At Austin
0900-0930 173234 icon:RDD Analysis of Narrow-Boiling Behavior for Thermal Compositional Simulation
D. Zhu, R. Okuno, University of Alberta
0930-1000 173211 icon:RDD A Robust Geochemical Simulator to Model Improved Oil Recovery Methods
H. Luo, University of Texas At Austin; E.W. Al-Shalabi, ADNOC HQ HR & Admin; M. Delshad, University of Texas At Austin; K.K. Panthi, The University of Texas At Austin; K. Sepehrnoori, University of Texas At Austin
1030-1100 173248 icon:RDD A Multipoint Multiscale Modeling Method for Solid-based Thermal Reactive Flow, with Application to the In-situ Conversion Process
H. Li, Stanford University; J.C. Vink, F.O. Alpak, Shell International E&P Co.
1100-1130 173193 icon:RDD Simulation Of Instabilities And Fingering In Surfactant Alternating Gas (SAG) Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery
R. Farajzadeh, Shell Global Solutions Int.; A. Eftekhari, Delft University of Techonology; H. Hajibeygi, J. Van der Meer, Delft University of Technology; S. Vincent Bonnieu, Shell Global Solutions Int.; W.R. Rossen, Delft University of Technology
1130-1200 173284 icon:RDD Modeling and Simulation of Near-Wellbore Asphaltene Remediation using Asphaltene Dispersants
H. Darabi, The University of Texas At Austin; K. Sepehrnoori, University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 173255 icon:RDD EOR Feasibility Study through an Integrated Laboratory Evaluation and Reservoir Simulation for a Large Carbonate Field in Kuwait
F. Koyassan Veedu, D.E. Thomas, P. Wang, K. Eskandari Dalvand, J.W. Hornbrook, DeGolyer and MacNaughton; G.A. Pope, University of Texas At Austin; E. Al-maraghi, B.S. Al-Matar, B.B. Singh, B.A. Al-Saad, M.M. Al-qahtani, S. Tiwari, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 173290 icon:RDD Fingering Function for Unstable Immiscible Flows
S. Doorwar, K.K. Mohanty, University of Texas At Austin
Monday, 23 February

0830-1200

Founders II-IV Ballroom

02 Scalable Linear and Nonlinear Solvers

Session Chairpersons:

Hector Klie, ConocoPhillips; Hui Cao, Total E&P USA, Inc.

The robustness and efficiency of linear and nonlinear solvers continues to play a major role in overall simulator performance. This session features multi-level techniques for flow in highly heterogeneous formations and multi-stage strategies for tightly coupled and highly nonlinear multiphase systems.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 173207 icon:RDD A Parallel Linear Solver Algorithm for Solving Difficult Large Scale Thermal Models
G. Li, Chevron Corporation; J. Wallis, Wallis Consulting; G. Shaw, Schlumberger
0900-0930 173267 icon:RDD Numerical Trust Region Newton Solver for Multiphase Transport in Porous Media Based on Detailed Nonlinear Analysis
B. Li, H.A. Tchelepi, Stanford University
0930-1000 173227 icon:RDD An Efficient Nonlinearity Elimination Preconditioned Inexact Newton Method for Parallel Simulation of Thermal-Hydraulic-Mechanical Processes in Fractured Reservoirs
S. Wang, P.H. Winterfeld, Y. Wu, Colorado School of Mines
1030-1100 173272 icon:RDD Incorporating Geological Uncertainty in Error Control for Linear Solvers
A. Nissen, University of Bergen; P. Pettersson, Uni Research; E. Keilegavlen, J.M. Nordbotten, University of Bergen
1100-1130 173208 icon:RDD Efficient Multi-stage Preconditioners for Highly Heterogeneous Reservoir Simulations on Parallel Distributed Systems
H. Liu, K. Wang, Z. Chen, University of Calgary; K.E. Jordan, IBM
1130-1200 173231 icon:RDD Efficient Preconditioning for Algebraic Multigrid and Red-Black Ordering in Adaptive-Implicit Black-Oil Simulations
G.L. Brown, D.A. Collins, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; Z. Chen, University of Calgary
Alternate 173320 icon:RDD Localized Linear Systems for Sequential Implicit Simulation of Flow and Transport
S. Sheth, The University of Tulsa; R. Younis, University of Tulsa
Monday, 23 February

1400-1730

Legends I-III Ballroom

03 Modeling Unconventional Resources

Session Chairpersons:

Yu-Shu Wu, Colorado School of Mines; Albert Reynolds, University of Tulsa

The boom in unconventional oil and gas has created new opportunities and challenges for reservoir simulation. Talks in this session address solutions to a variety of modeling and simulation issues associated with tight rocks, fracturing, and oil shale.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 173218 icon:RDD Adaptive Local-global Multiscale Simulation of the In-situ Conversion Process
F.O. Alpak, J.C. Vink, Shell International E&P Co.
1430-1500 173240 icon:RDD A New Multi-scale Computational Model for Flow and Transport in Shale Gas Reservoirs Rigorously Derived by Reiterated Homogenization
T.D. Le, LNCC Laboratorio Nacional de Computacao CIentifica; M.A. Murad, LNCC Laboratorio Nacional De Computacao Cientifica; P. Pereira, LNCC Laboratorio Nacional de Computacao CIentifica; C. Boutin, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de L'Etat; E.L. Garcia, LNCC Laboratorio Nacional de Computacao CIentifica; S. Lima, UFRN Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
1500-1530 173269 icon:RDD A Comprehensive Reservoir Simulator for Unconventional Reservoirs Based on the Fast Marching Method and Diffusive Time of Flight
Y. Fujita, A. Datta-gupta, M.J. King, Texas A&M University
1600-1630 173260 icon:RDD A Statistical Dual-Tube Model to Analyze Gas Production from Shale Formations
S.H. Lee, C. Jensen, Chevron ETC; I. Lunati, UNIL
1630-1700 173299 icon:RDD Comprehensive Simulation Model of Kerogen Pyrolysis for the Oil Shale In-situ Upgrading
K. Lee, Texas A&M University; G.J. Moridis, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; C.A. Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston
1700-1730 173264 icon:RDD Simulation of the Impact of Fracturing Fluid Induced Formation Damage in Shale Gas Reservoirs
N. Farah, Y.D. Ding, IFP Energies Nouvelles; Y. Wu, Colorado School of Mines
Monday, 23 February

1400-1730

Founders II-IV Ballroom

04 Gridding and Discretization Techniques

Session Chairpersons:

Peter H. Sammon, Computer Modelling Group; Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF

New simulation applications and the desire for integrated workflows have led to renewed interest in gridding and discretization. This session covers grid generation techniques designed to honor complex well trajectories, faults, and fracture networks. In addition, finite difference, finite element, and finite volume methods for complex grids will be presented and compared for flow in heterogeneous and fractured reservoirs.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 173243 icon:RDD An Unstructured Gridding Method for Simulating Faulted Reservoir Populated with Complex Wells
X. Ding, L.S. Fung, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1430-1500 173319 icon:RDD Mimetic Finite Differences for Flow in Fractures from Microseismic Data
O.A. Al-Hinai, UT Austin; S. Srinivasan, The University of Texas At Austin; M.F. Wheeler, University of Texas At Austin
1500-1530 173312 icon:RDD Control-volume Distributed Multi-point Flux Approximation Coupled With A Lower-dimensional Fracture Model
R. AHMED, M.G. Edwards, Swansea University; S. Lamine, B. Huisman, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.; M. Pal, Maersk Oil and Gas A/S
1600-1630 173191 icon:RDD Generation of Hybrid Grids for Simulation of Complex, Unstructured Reservoirs by a Simulator with MPFA
M. Brewer, D. Camilleri, S. Ward, T. Wong, Halliburton
1630-1700 173279 icon:RDD A Discontinuous Overlapping Control Volume Finite Element Method for Multi-Phase Porous Media Flow Using Dynamic Adaptive Unstructured Mesh Optimization
P. Salinas, J.R. Percival, D. Pavlidis, Z. Xie, Imperial College London; J. Gomes, University of Aberdeen; C.C. Pain, M.D. Jackson, Imperial College
1700-1730 173270 icon:RDD Capturing Geologic Complexity in a Simulation Grid
L. Branets, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; V. Kubyak, E. Kartasheva, V. Shmyrov, D. Kandybor, NeurOK Software
Alternate 173309 icon:RDD Implementation of a Vertex Centered Method Inside an Industrial Reservoir Simulator - Practical Issues and Comprehensive Comparison with CPG and PEBI Grid Models on a Field Case
P. Samier, Total S.A.; R. Masson, University of Nice