Note: This course is taught in English
Nota: Este curso se ofrece en Inglés.

Course Description

September 27-28, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM BST (GMT+1)

This course gives an overview of the modelling options built into CMG’s GEM compositional simulator for CO2 Storage. The CO2 trapping processes will be progressively added into an Aquifer base model, starting from simple structural trapping down to dissolution and mineralization. The effect of each added process will be analysed in detail. A purpose-designed CCS graphical user interface will be used for activating the trapping mechanisms, including connecting to selected geochemical databases for accurate mineralisation and dissolution modelling, accounting for water vaporization effects. The issue of possible caprock failure will be studied using CMG’s geomechanical options for fracture generation as a function of rock stress changes.
Finally, a 3D thermal GEM model will be connected to CMG’s Well/Surface Network modelling tool CoFlow. The user will learn how to import the model into CoFlow and build a wellbore model to control the well on tubing head pressure and temperature constraints. 

Course Content

  • Base model with structural trapping
  • Hysteresis Trapping
  • Solubility Trapping
  • Barton-Bandis Fracture Permeability Model
  • Mineral Trapping
  • Water Vaporisation
  • 3D GHG Model with Geomechanics
  • Wellbore Modelling with CoFlow coupled to GEM

Marco, a Staff Reservoir Simulation Engineer, has over15 years of industry experience working as a Simulation Reservoir Engineer throughout Europe. His expertise encompasses thermal recovery studies for heavy and extra heavy oil fields and carbon sequestration modelling using compositional simulation. He holds a Master of Science in Physics from the Universita’degli Studi dell’Insubria in Italy.