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Reservoir Simulation

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeMAT255
  • Number of semesters1
  • Language

    English

  • Resources

Semester of Instruction

Irregular

Objectives and Content

An introduction to an industrial numerical code for flow of oil, gas and water in a reservoir. Special emphasis on geometry, fluid property, wells and oil production in a numerical model. 

Learning Outcomes

After completed course, the students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain the different parameters that influence three phase flow in a reservoir, and how these parameters are modeled in a reservoir simulator.
  • Set up an ECLIPSE data file with correct syntax
  • Analyze the results from ECLIPSE simulations by graphic post processing software.
  • Explain mathematical / physical models for fluid description, equilibration initialization, wells, and faults, including their representation in ECLIPSE.
  • Explain some numerical methods that are used by simulators, and procedures for solving large non-linear systems of equations.
  • Explain convergence control in simulation, including automatic and manual time step control.

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT254 Flow in Porous Media, PTEK212 Reservoir Technology I, and INF100 Programming 1

Forms of Assessment

Oral examination and semester assignment

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

MAT257: 5 ECTS