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Streamline Simulation in Reservoir Engineering and Management (RES10)


    Streamline-based reservoir simulation is a powerful and effective reservoir engineering and management tool that complements traditional simulation techniques.
    This course provides attendees with a clear understanding how streamline simulation can be used within their organisation, where it is best applied and what its limitations are. The emphasis throughout is on recognizing opportunities where streamline simulation can be applied successfully for reservoir engineering purposes.

    Course Level: Advanced / Specialised
    Instructor: Marco Thiele

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A reservoir engineer or geoscientist who wants a detailed background on streamline based flow simulation

    How we build your confidence

    • Hands-on application of 3DSL & StudioSL to example data sets and data provided by attendees
    • Review of reservoir simulation model building concepts
    • Understanding how to implement flood realignment of optimisation
    • How to use streamline simulation as a proxy for uncertainty quantification

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • The difference between streamline-based flow simulation and traditional finite difference simulation
    • How to interpret results from streamline simulators
    • The difference between fast surveillance models and slower simulation models
    • How to use streamline information to improve performance of mature floods
    • Using streamline simulation as a fast proxy for uncertainty quantification
    • How to run 3DSL and interpret results in StudioSL
    • How to improve flood performance using floodOPT
    • Current research and development topics involving streamline simulation


    • The theory and history of modern streamline-based flow simulation
      - How streamlines have become a complementary tool to more traditional simulation approaches
    • The advantages and disadvantages of streamlines
      - The six key ideas of modern streamline simulation
      - Linear vs. non-linear flow
    • The use of streamlines in the traditional areas of reservoir engineering including:
      - (Water) flood management
      - History matching
      - Allocation balancing
      - Surveillance
      - Upscaling
      - Dual-media simulation using streamlines
      - Sensitivity on input data / uncertainty

    Customer Feedback

    "Good pace and open discussion, I also liked the applications of topics discussed in Res.Eng. Practices" - Reservoir Engineer at Fugro-Jason

    "I liked the practical aspect of the streamline to better optimize our reservoir and improve the injection efficiency." - Reservoir Engineer at ADCO




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