PGE 334M - Reservoir Engineering III
Instructor: John T. Foster, Ph.D.
Office: PGE 3.108
Class Location: CPE LRC
Class Time: MWF 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Office Hours: MW 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and by appointment
TA #1: Hanyu Li
Email: lihanyu234 AT utexas.com
Office Location: TBD
Office hours: TBD
Course Website: https://utexas.instructure.com/courses/1207029
Course Description: Mathematical equations governing fluid flow in reservoirs; numerical methods to solve the equations; numerical reservoir simulation; treatment of wells; history matching; a simulation project performed using a commercial simulator. Restricted to students admitted to major sequence in geosystems engineering and hydrogeology or petroleum engineering.
Prerequisites: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 323L
Book: Most of the reservoir simulation textbooks are out-dated and/or are geared towards graduate students. Therefore, I suggest printing out the provided powerpoint notes this semester and using them as a guide. There are several books that would make a good reference which are included below.
Additionally, Dr. Balhoff has a manuscript for a textbook he is writing that may be downloaded from Canvas and used as a reference.
Chen, Z. Reservoir Simulation: Mathematical Techniques in Oil Recovery. Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA 2007.
Kassem, J.H., Ali, S., Islam, M., Petroleum Reservoir Simulation: A Basic Approach, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX, 2006.
Chrichlow, Henry B., Modern Reservoir Engineering: A Simulation Approach, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1979.
Aziz, Khalid and Settari, Anthony, Petroleum Reservoir Simulation, Elsevier, New York, 1979.
Mattax, Calvin C., and Dalton, Robert L. (eds.), Reservoir Simulation, SPE Monograph Series, 1990.
Peaceman, Donald W., Fundamentals of Numerical Reservoir Simulation, Elsevier, New York, 1977.
Thomas, Gordon W., Principles of Hydrocarbon Reservoir Simulation, IHRDC, Boston, 1982.
Ertekin, Turgay, Jamal H. Abou-Kassem and Gregory R. King, Basic Applied Reservoir Simulation, Henry L. Doherty Memorial Fund of AIME, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX 2001.
Smith, G. D., Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Clarendon Press (1978).
Ertekin, T and Adewumi, M.A., Reservoir Simulation, IHRDC, Boston, MA (1995).
20% Lecture Quizes
40% Daily assignments
Outline: Below is a general outline of what I intend to cover in the course. This is subject to change based on the needs and preparation of the students in the class. Any updates will be posted as they occur.
|9/1||Software tools used in the course|
|9/4||NO CLASS, Labor Day|
|9/6||Introduction to git and GitHub|
|9/8||Introduction to Python and Python functions|
|9/11||Python - Data structures|
|9/13||Python - Loops and conditional statements|
|9/15||Python - Object-oriented programming|
|9/18||Python - Numpy|
|9/20||Python - Scipy, matplotlib|
|9/22||Image Nechelik Reservoir|
|9/25||Single-Phase Flow Eqns|
|9/29||Explicit and Implicit Method|
|10/2||Implicit Method and Transmiss|
|10/6||Crank Nicholson + Control Volume|
|10/16||2D Flow, wells and well models|
|10/18||Wells and Well Models|
|10/20||Multiphase Flow||Project #1a|
|10/23||Project 1 in CMG|
|10/25||Project 1 in CMG|
|10/27||Project 1 in CMG||Project #1b|
|11/13||Project 2 in CMG|
|11/15||Project 2 in CMG|
|11/17||Project 2 in CMG||Project #2b|
|11/24||NO CLASS: Thanksgiving|
|11/27||Finite volume method|
|11/29||Finite volume method|
|12/1||Finite volume method|
|12/4||Finite element method|
|12/6||Finite element method|
|12/8||Finite element method|
|12/11||Finite element method||Project 3|
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