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EG551N: RESERVOIR SIMULATION A (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:49


Course Overview

To provide an understanding of theoretical formulation, data sources and integration into simulator, and quantification of uncertainties necessary for transforming real reservoir engineering problems into manageable numerical simulation models.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Kejian Wu

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of reservoir simulators and reservoir simulation technology. The course incudes the theoretical basis for numerical simulation of fluid flow in hydrocarbon reservoirs. The partial differential equations required for single-phase and multi-phase fluid flow in porous media are addressed, as well as numerical methods for solving the equations using finite difference methods. Input data requirements and applications of simulation models for history matching and prediction of field performance will be discussed. Practical use and hands-on experience of industry standard software is used to develope reservoir simulation skills.  

Further Information & Notes

This course can not be taken with the EG 551O Reservoir Simulation B.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

50 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two hour written examination (40%), Continuous Assessment (60%) detailed breakdown will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination paper (40%) and the continuous assessment mark from the first attempt (60%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

a) Assessment grade and feedback comments will be provided on the coursework report within two weeks of submitting the report.

b) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at practical computer sessions.

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