Learn the fundamental principles of simulating naturally fractured reservoirs (NFRs) using advanced CMG technology – black oil (IMEX), compositional (GEM) and advanced thermal/chemical processes (STARS). Gain your expertise in the primary and secondary oil recovery mechanisms in NFRs including:
  • Fracture effective porosity and permeability
  • Capillary and gravity effects
The displacement mechanism and common practices of EOR modelling, specifically thermal methods in NFRs, will also be discussed in more detail.

After completing the course, engineers, geologists or technical personnel will be able to create, modify and analyze simulation datasets and their results for dual porosity, MINC, Subdomain, dual permeability and SD-DK problems.

Course Content

  • Characterization of carbonate NFRs
    • Fractures (intrinsic vs. effective properties)
    • Wettability, Pc and Kr curves of carbonate reservoirs
    • Types of naturally fractured reservoirs
  • Modelling of carbonate NFRs
    • Single vs. dual continua modelling
    • Standard dual porosity model
    • Modelling of matrix-fracture transfer function
  • Various recovery mechanisms
    • Displacement mechanisms
    • Gravity drainage in O-W and G-O systems
    • Capillary forces in O-W and G-O systems
  • Enhancement of dual porosity modelling
    • Multiple interacting continua dual porosity modelling
    • Subdomain or vertical refinement dual porosity modelling
    • Dual porosity-dual permeability modelling
    • Subdomain dual permeability modelling with and without reinfiltration
  • Thermal recovery of carbonate NFRs
    • Alberta untapped carbonate recourses
    • Effect of temperature on IFT, wettability, Pc and relative permeability
    • Oil recovery mechanisms during steam flooding carbonate reservoirs
    • Application of steam injection in carbonate reservoirs

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Meals and refreshments are included in all course fees