Reservoir Simulation for Practical Decision Making


Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics

Description

This course covers all the important facets of reservoir modeling, with a considerable amount of the class time reserved for case studies. Previous models conducted by the instructors will also be discussed.

Topics Include:

  • Planning a simulation study
  • Acquiring and analyzing data
  • Fluid properties and rock-fluid interaction
  • Developing geologic models
  • Constructing grids
  • History matching and prediction

Learning Level

Intermediate

Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

By the end of this course, you will better understand how to plan and conduct reservoir studies, and how to review studies conducted by others.

Who Should Attend

This course is for those who want to go beyond the Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation course. Anyone involved in conducting, reviewing, or overseeing reservoir simulation studies will benefit.

Special Requirements

Participants are encouraged to bring materials and non-confidential data relating to potential projects. The class, guided by the instructors, will brainstorm and discuss which approach will achieve the desired objectives.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 2-day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to trainingcourses@spe.org; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.

Instructors

Dean C. Rietz, is managing senior vice president and manager of Reservoir Simulation at Ryder Scott, has more than 25 years of diverse experience in evaluating oil and gas reservoirs. He has built a variety of full-field, segment and single-well models including black-oil, compositional and thermal formulations. Before joining Ryder Scott in 1995, Rietz taught in-house material-balance schools at Chevron and the ECLIPSE user’s course while at Intera’s Petroleum Production Division.

Rietz holds a BS in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston. He has written numerous technical articles and is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston.

Miles R. Palke is a senior petroleum engineer specializing in reservoir simulation, characterization and well-test and material balance analyses. He has more than fourteen years of reservoir engineering experience with heavy emphasis on reservoir simulation studies. Areas of expertise include sector and full-field reservoir modeling, fluid characterization, compositional simulation, coalbed methane recovery, gas storage analysis, nodal analysis, well test analysis and material balance evaluations. Palke has evaluated numerous oil and gas properties around the world. Before joining Ryder Scott, he was a senior staff reservoir engineer and subsurface engineering manager at BHP Billiton for seven years beginning in 2002. He also worked at Ryder Scott from 1998 to 2002 as a petroleum engineer in the reservoir simulation group.

Palke began his career as a petroleum engineer at Arco E&P Technology in 1996. He has BS and MS in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and Stanford University, respectively. Palke is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.