Society of Petroleum Engineers
Continuing Education Short Course Offering
Instructors: Dean Rietz, P.E. and Bruce Palmer, Ryder Scott Company
Dates: Tuesday - Wednesday, November 18-19, 2008, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: 707 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3010, Denver, CO 80202 (Corner of 17th and California)
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded by SPE-Americas Office for this 2-day course.
The instructors will discuss all of the important facets of the reservoir modeling process. Important factors that can dramatically impact the model results are emphasized. Specific topics include Data Acquisition, Fluid Properties, Rock-Fluid Interaction, Grid Construction, History Matching and Prediction Cases. These and other topics will help the attendees better understand how to plan and conduct a reservoir simulation study and how to review a study conducted by someone else. Although there will be no direct computer related activities, time throughout the two-days is reserved for discussion of case studies that were previously models conducted by the instructors. Attendees are also encouraged to bring materials and data (non-confidential) relating to a potential project that they may be involved with in the future; and as time permits, the class as a group (or groups, guided by the instructors) will brainstorm and discuss the approach to be taken to achieve the desired study objectives.
♦ General Overview
♦ Theory of Numerical Simulation
♦ Planning a Simulation Study
♦ Data Acquisition and Analysis
♦ Fluid Properties
♦ Rock-Fluid Interaction Relationships
♦ Geologic Model Development
♦ Grid Construction
♦ Grid Features and Other Issues
♦ Model Initialization
♦ Well History
♦ History Match
♦ Prediction Cases
♦ Review of Simulation Models
♦ Use of Simulation / Reserves
♦ Examples/Case Studies
Who Should Attend
Those who will be involved in conducting, reviewing, or overseeing a reservoir simulation study can benefit from this course. Those with some exposure to simulation who may want to review some of the details would also benefit. This would be a good course for individuals who want to go beyond the "Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation" course. Reservoir engineers, geologists, geophysicists, or anyone who regularly uses, reviews, or supervises the construction of reservoir models would benefit.
About the Instructors
Dean C. Rietz, Managing Senior Vice President at Ryder Scott Company, has approximately 24 years of diverse experience in evaluating oil and gas properties including more than 20 years applying numerical modeling approaches to these evaluations. He manages the Ryder Scott Reservoir Simulation Group and has built a variety of simulation models, including compositional and thermal. Before joining Ryder Scott in 1995, Rietz taught in-house material-balance schools at Chevron and the Eclipse user course while at Intera. Currently Rietz is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston in addition to teaching the 2-day simulation course for the SPE. He received a B.S.P.E. degree from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S.P.E. degree from the University of Houston. Rietz is a registered professional engineer in Texas and has published various papers related to reservoir modeling. Rietz serves on the Board of Directors at Ryder Scott Company and the Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board for the University of Houston.
Bruce A. Palmer, Senior Petroleum Engineer at Ryder Scott Company, has approximately 10 years experience in various engineering positions in the oil industry. He joined Ryder Scott approximately three years ago where he routinely conducts numerical simulation studies along with traditional reservoir engineering projects. Recent simulation work includes modeling the full-field development of two independent gas storage projects in depleted gas fields. Prior to Ryder Scott, Bruce was with Exxon Mobil in a team of engineers performing simulation work on the North Field in Qatar - the largest non-associated gas field in the world. Other simulation experience includes work on various Exxon Mobil fields, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region.
The registration deadline is October 24, 2008. The registration fee is $600.00 and is fully refundable until that time. For more details, contact Darien O’Brien, P.E. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 864-6015. Make your check payable to SPE Denver Section and mail to: Darien O’Brien, Forest Oil Corporation, 707 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3600, Denver, Colorado 80202. Please include the course name, your FULL name (as you would like it to appear on the course completion certificate), SPE member number (if applicable), Title, Company, e-mail address, postal address, phone and fax number.
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