This course addresses the key concepts and challenges encountered when modelling simulating naturally fractured reservoirs and will provide practical guidelines for creating meaningful reservoir simulation models across a range of subsurface reservoir applications that support the transition to a sustainable low-carbon energy future.
Course Level: Advanced / Specialised Duration: 5 days Instructor: Sebastian Geiger
Designed for you, if you are...
An experienced reservoir engineer working on naturally fractured reservoirs, wishing to refine your expertise in modelling and simulating these complex reservoirs, specifically in the context of the energy transition.
How we build your confidence
Discuss how and why fractured reservoirs matter for the energy transition
Examine how oil and gas expertise for naturally fractured reservoirs can be applied to other subsurface applications such as CCUS and geothermal energy
By using case studies, you will review the challenges encountered during the characterisation and operation of naturally fractured reservoirs
Modern reservoir modelling approaches for naturally fractured reservoirs will be discussed (not specific to certain software packages)
You will learn how to quantify the fundamental processes that drive fluid flow in naturally fractured formations (incl. simple exercises)
You will explore the concepts available in modern reservoir simulation packages and discuss their advantages and disadvantages when modelling single- and multi-phase flow processes in naturally fractured reservoirs
You will understand how dynamic data can be used to calibrate fractured reservoir models
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
Why fractured reservoirs are important for the energy transition