PETR8522 Reservoir Simulation
- 6 points
- This unit covers the formulation of flow equations governing single-phase and multiphase flow in porous media; the introduction to numerical solution techniques; solutions to a wide variety of single-phase flow problems in porous media for compressible and incompressible flow; treatment of 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.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Jishan Liu
- UWA (Perth)
- Contact hours
- lectures: 39 hours; practical classes: 13 hours; labs: to be discussed
Course notes: Liu, J. Reservoir Simulation: UWA School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering 2011
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