Thermal Reservoir Simulation for SAGD
This 5-day course covers reservoir simulation theory using the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process. It includes a discussion of major engineering concepts such as thief zones, overlying water and gas, and water legs. About one third of the class time is spent on a series of practical examples that give participants hands-on experience using STARS and Exotherm thermal simulation software. By the end of the week, participants will be able to input data and perform thermal reservoir simulations with consistent results. They will be able to discuss basic simulation theory and perform simple heat flow calculations. They will also understand use of K values, viscosity data, stream properties, and reservoir properties such as permeability, relative permeability, operating conditions and controls.
Why You Should Attend
There is almost no material about SAGD in conventional reservoir simulation texts, since the technology is so new. This course is an excellent opportunity to learn the latest technology from a recognized expert in the field.
Who Should Attend
The course is for entry-level reservoir engineers, and for geologists and production engineers with some SAGD experience.
Attendees must bring a laptop computer to class.
4.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 5-day course.
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Mike Carlson is the manager of reservoir engineering for RPS Energy in Calgary, Alberta, and has more than 30 years of experience in thermal recovery. He is the author of Practical Reservoir Simulation (PennWell 2003) and numerous technical papers. He was the principal and founder of Applied Reservoir Engineering (ARE) and was responsible for the development of the Leismer Black Gold SAGD property. Carlson has taught practically-oriented reservoir simulation courses around the world since 1989.