Reservoir Simulation Principles and Practices

 Who Should Attend


This short course is designed for junior to mid-senior level reservoir engineers who want to “fast track” in reservoir simulation by a comprehensive overview of the key topics and practical aspects.


Course Objectives

  • Numerical physics of reservoir simulation.
  • Data requirements for conducting a study.
  • Current practice in using coarse and finely gridded models to incorporate heterogeneity.
  • Simulation study approach which leads to a quality result.
  • Different types of models available, i.e. compositional, dual porosity, etc.


Course Description

This training course will provide a comprehensive coverage of the simulation key topics, challenges, pitfalls and the approach to a quality result.

The participants will be trained in the methods and use of simulation software for practical exercises throughout this course.



Continuing Professional Development




Course Outline

  • Formulation of equations
  • Coordinate geometries and model types
  • Reservoir simulator features
  • Well modelling overview
  • Building the model
  • Defining initial conditions
  • History matching
  • Prediction
  • Fine vs. coarse gridding, Upscaling, LGR, Heterogeneity modelling
  • Pseudo functions, Vertical Equilibrium
  • Compositional reservoir simulation
  • Simulation of fractured reservoirs - numerical model, matrix-fracture exchange, recovery processes
  • Simulation Walkthrough
  • Overview of the simulation process: Conducting a study



Day 1

        * Introduction

        * Classical Analysis

        * Reservoir Simulation Overview

        * Formulation of Equations

Day 2

        * Data Preparation

            - Data Description and Preparation

            - Description of Input Data

Day 3

        * Gridding and Cross Bedding

        * Grid Orientation

        * Pseudofunctions

        * Upscaling

        * Vertical Equilibrium

Day 4

        * Simulation Walkthrough

        * History Matching


Day 5

        * Well Modelling

        * Integrated Production System Modelling




Course Duration

5 Days






Houston, Texas, United States



12-16 February 2018


Dubai, United Arab Emirates



25-29 March 2018


London, United Kingdom



16-20 April 2018