This course addresses the broad topic of history matching in reservoir simulation, which entails the calibration of numerical flow simulation models to measured field data. It presents modern history matching approaches, focusing on the latest developments in the field, with special emphasis given to modifying geological parameters while maintaining geological consistency. The course will provide theoretical reservoir simulation and history matching concepts, workflows and examples.
This course can also be arranged as a 5-day "Workshop" with field case examples and practical exercises. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Course Level: Skill Instructor: Leonhard Ganzer
Designed for you, if you are...
A reservoir engineer or geoscientist interested in gaining a perspective on modern history matching techniques, particularly related to retaining geo-consistency as well as using a more modern data integration approach
Familiar with reservoir simulation and geological model building, as well as reservoir engineering concepts
How we build your confidence
Participants are encouraged to engage in discussions on their experience with simulation studies. Best practices for history matching and simulation artefacts are explained with examples useful for project work. The key role of sensitivity analysis in identifying influential model parameters is described. Best practices and common pitfalls in history matching are presented. Exchange among the participants during the course is stimulated and will optimise the learning event.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
Artefacts and sensitive model parameters in reservoir simulation models
Sources of uncertainty and how to quantify their impact on flow simulation
Best practices in history matching
Basic concepts behind modern assisted history matching methods
Geologically-consistent history matching
Common pitfalls in reservoir modelling and history matching
Methods and concepts behind commercial software solutions
What is a reservoir simulator; what is a reservoir model?
Artefacts and benefits of simulation models
Data uncertainty and numerical errors
What is history matching?
Parameter sensitivities and model validation
History matching under data uncertainty
Future directions and challenges
History Matching via hands-on computer exercises (Workshop only)