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CMG Training:
Geomechanics in GEM and STARS
$1000 USD per person
Course Date: 
Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 08:30 to Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 - 16:30

Who should attend

This two-day course is designed for engineers, geologists, or other technical personnel who would like to learn the geomechanical features in CMG's GEM and STARS simulators. Basic knowledge of CMG simulator functions are required to learn the geomechanical features and applications.

About the course

This course will introduce the Geomechanical concepts from simple dilation/compaction table input to complex finite element strain/stress approaches and subsidence/thermally induced fracturing during water flooding. Attendees should be familiar with basic simulation work and have some practical experience in black oil, compositional, or thermal simulation. The stress-related phenomenon will be discussed including rock deformation and subsidence. Caprock integrity and modelling of cap rock failures will be discussed and illustrated. Simple elasto-plastic yield to more complex cap models will be explained and demonstrated. Single well to full field examples of geomechanics simulation in GEM and STARS will be illustrated. Analysis of the simulation runs will be performed to have a better understanding of these Geomechanical features. This course will provide participant enough information and techniques to build a complex reservoir simulation dataset with geomechanical effects and explore the more complex functions of GEM and STARS simulators.

Course Content

  • GEM and STARS simulator geomechanics features and applications including application of geomechanical coupling to the simulators
  • Simple dilation/compaction table input, application and limitation
  • Concepts of complex stress-strain relationship, yielding criteria, linear elasticity, non-linear elasticity (hypoelastic and hyperelastic), elasto-plastic behavior and associated constitutive models (Mohr-Coulomb and Drucker-Prager), and Generalized Plasticity
  • Subsidence and thermally-induced shearing process will be discussed to see the effect of changing permeability
  • Example models of modeling cap rock integrity in thermal simulation and CO2 sequestration simulation for saline aquifers
  • Review of Builder/Results to input and analyze simulation data
  • Implementation of a separate Geomechanical Grid (GeoGrid)
  • Use of Post-Process geomechanics capabilities (running Geomechanics on a previously ran reservoir model)
  • Other example simulation models related to geomechanical features in GEM and STARS applications

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Meals and refreshments are included in all course fees
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Course Date
Monday, 21 September, 2020 - 08:30 to Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 - 16:30