Thermal Reservoir Simulation for SAGD Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics

Mike Carlson

Description

This course covers reservoir simulation theory using the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process. It includes a discussion of major engineering concepts such as thief zones, overlying water and gas, and water legs. About one third of the class time is spent on a series of practical examples that give participants hands-on experience using STARS and Exotherm thermal simulation software.

At the end of the week, participants should be able to:

  • Input data and perform thermal reservoir simulations with consistent results
  • Discuss basic simulation theory and perform simple heat flow calculations
  • Understand use of K values, viscosity data, stream properties, and reservoir properties such as permeability, relative permeability, operation conditions and controls.

Learning Level

Introductory

Course Length

5 Days

Why You Should Attend

There is almost no material about SAGD in conventional reservoir simulation texts, since the technology is so new.  This course is an excellent opportunity to learn the latest technology from a recognized expert in the field.

Who Should Attend

This course is for entry-level reservoir engineers, and for geologists and production engineers with some SAGD experience.

Special Requirements

Attendees must bring a laptop to class.

CEUs

4.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 5-day course.

Cancellation
Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to trainingcourses@spe.org; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.

For more details, please contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org.

Instructor

M.R.(Mike) Carlson has a B.App.Sc. in geological engineering from the University of Toronto. He founded Applied Reservoir, a petroleum engineering consulting firm specializing in reservoir engineering, numerical simulation, and economic evaluations in 1999. He has more than 32 years of experience in the petroleum industry, working for such corporations as Amoco Canada, Home Oil, Scientific Software-Intercomp, McDaniel & Associates Consultants, Silverwing Energy, Petro-Canada and RPS Energy Canada. A member of the SPE, APEGGA, CWLS, and the CSPG, he has written over 20 papers and served as technical program committee chairman for the CIPC, SPE Gas Condensate Forum in League City, was a director of the National Board of the Petroleum Society of CIM, and was on the Industry Advisory Committee for the University of Regina, Petroleum Engineering. He is the author of Practical Reservoir Simulation, (2003, PennWell). Currently, he is actively involved in the development of a Team Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) projects in north-eastern Alberta working on caprock in particular. Carlson has taught various courses on various aspects of reservoir engineering, simulation, reservoir management and thermal simulation in Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle-East and Asia.