PETR4511 Reservoir Simulation
- 6 points
- This unit covers the formulation of flow equations governing single-phase and multiphase flow in porous media; introduction to numerical solution techniques; solutions of a wide variety of single-phase flow problems in porous media for compressible and incompressible flow; treatment of pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) data and rock properties; modelling of wells; introduction to modelling of naturally fractured reservoirs; introduction to black-oil, compositional, thermal, dual-porosity models; and practical considerations in the use of reservoir simulation for predicting reservoir performance
- Students are able to (1) develop knowledge of the fundamentals of fluid flow equations that describe petroleum recovery processes in porous media; (2) demonstrate their ability to derive numerical solutions by use of a ready-to-use computer package; and (3) demonstrate their ability to relate numerical solutions to the practical use of reservoir simulation for making reservoir performance predictions.
- This comprises continuous assignments and an end-of-semester examination.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete the course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Jishan Liu
- UWA (Perth)
- Unit rules
- PETR3511 Reservoir Engineering
- Advisable prior study:
- PETR3511 Reservoir Engineering, PETR8503 Reservoir Engineering
- Contact hours
- 52 (lectures: 39 hours; practical classes: 13 hours; labs: to be discussed)
Course notes: Liu, J. Reservoir Simulation: UWA School of Mechanical Engineering 2010
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