Course Price: € 230

This is a self-paced introduction to the reservoir engineering toolkit in MBAL (Monte Carlo oil in place calculation, decline curve analysis, 1D displacement and material balance). We will study how to build a new oil reservoir model, history matching methods and validation, fractional flow matching and prediction with well models. Get started now with Baobab’s certificated online micro-learning tutorials, exercises and evaluation.

Who’s it for?

. . . anyone wishing to learn how to apply the principles of material balance in commercial reservoir modelling software.

Course Price

€ 230

Course length

2 days classroom equivalent.

  1. Explain the principle and limitations of the material balance method and the influence of drive mechanisms on the recovery factor
  2. Describe how the material balance equation is used for gas reservoirs to determine EUR
  3. Explain how material balance can be used for prediction of reservoir pressure and well flowrates
  4. Discuss the concepts and application of analytical aquifer models
  5. Build a material balance model for a new oil field development (MBAL)
  6. Perform history matching and run production forecasts with producer and injector wells (MBAL)

1. Introduction to Material Balance

  • Introduction to Material Balance
  • Material balance for oil reservoirs (overview)
  • QUIZ - Introduction to Material Balance

2. Material Balance for oil reservoirs

  • Material balance for oil reservoirs (net fluid withdrawal)
  • Material balance for oil reservoirs (oil and dissolved gas expansion)
  • Material balance for oil reservoirs (rock and water expansion)
  • Material balance for oil reservoirs (gas cap expansion and total expansion)
  • Material balance for oil reservoirs (the full equation)
  • Material balance for oil reservoirs (terminology used)
  • Material balance for oil reservoirs (solving for oil in place and aquifer size)
  • Impact of drive mechanism - solution gas drive above bubble point
  • Impact of drive mechanism - solution gas drive below bubble point
  • Impact of drive mechanism - gas cap drive and natural water drive
  • Summary of drive mechanisms as applied to material balance

3. Material Balance for gas reservoirs

  • Material balance for gas reservoirs (Havlena Odeh method)
  • Material balance for gas reservoirs (P over Z plot method)
  • QUIZ - Material Balance for oil and gas reservoirs

4. Summary of Material Balance

  • Using material balance models for prediction
  • Summary of material balance techniques

5. Introduction to analytical aquifer models

  • Analytical aquifer models - concepts
  • Analytical aquifer models - Hurst and Van Everdingen (introduction)
  • Analytical aquifer models - Hurst and Van Everdingen (total aquifer influx)
  • Analytical aquifer models - Fetkovitch
  • Analytical aquifer models - Carter and Tracy
  • Summary of analytical aquifer models
  • QUIZ - Introduction to analytical aquifer models

6. Introduction to MBAL

  • Introduction and capabilities (MBAL)
  • STOOIP calculation using Monte Carlo (MBAL)
  • Decline curve analysis - history matching and prediction (MBAL)
  • Water flood analysis with Buckley Leverett 1D model (MBAL)
  • Material balance model - input data (PVT and tank) (MBAL)
  • Material balance model - input data (aquifer models and rel perms) (MBAL)
  • Material balance model - input data (production and reservoir history) (MBAL)

7. History matching methods

  • History matching methods overview (MBAL)
  • History matching - analytical method (MBAL)
  • Simulation results and fractional flow matching (MBAL)

8. Prediction methods

  • Prediction using a fixed oil rate (MBAL)
  • Prediction using a fixed oil rate to estimate WI requirements (MBAL)
  • Prediction using a well model (MBAL)

9. Building a new oil reservoir model

  • Building a new oil reservoir model - data entry (MBAL)
  • Building a new oil reservoir model - simple prediction (no wells) (MBAL)
  • Building a new oil reservoir model - simple prediction (no wells) with WI (MBAL)
  • Building a new oil reservoir model - adding a well model (MBAL)
  • Building a new oil reservoir model - prediction and adding a WI well (MBAL)
  • Building a new oil reservoir model - understanding the impact of water injection (MBAL)
  • Building a new oil reservoir model - optimising the production profile (MBAL)
  • Building a new oil reservoir model - prediction with gas lift wells (MBAL)
  • Building a new oil reservoir model - prediction with ESP wells (MBAL)

10. Course Final Exam

  • EXAM - Introduction to Reservoir Modelling with MBAL
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    • Skills and competencies:

      Digital badges are awarded upon the successful completion of a set of skills (micro-credentials) that form a competency set for Production and Reservoir Engineers.

    • Earn credits towards a Masters Degree in Petroleum Production Engineering. Coming Soon

      Upon successful completion of a module (set of courses) a certificate will be issued which will enable the user to apply to Robert Gordon University (RGU) to take the formal assessments (coursework and written examination), successful completion of which will give credit towards their M.Sc. in Petroleum Production Engineering.

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