UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PETR8522 Reservoir Simulation

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2017
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment This comprises continuous assignments and an end-of-semester examination.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Jishan Liu
Contact hours lectures: 39 hours; tutorials: 13 hours; labs: to be discussed

Course notes: Liu, J. Reservoir Simulation: UWA School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering 2011

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