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

Course Description

March 8 and 9, 2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST (GMT-7)

This training course introduces thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) simulation using CMG technology. Learn the various facets of thermal EOR modelling including:

  • Component design
  • Thermal properties
  • Relative permeability interpolation 

Discuss advanced thermal modelling concepts and applications such as reaction kinetics, adsorption and advanced wellbore modelling. Build your expertise through a series of hands-on exercises that emphasize on steam flood and cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) applications.

This course provides engineers, geologists and other technical personnel with the information and techniques required to build a simple STARS dataset and explore complex STARS functions. 

Course Content

  • Overview of STARS Features and Applications:
    • A three-phase Multi-component Thermal and Steam Additive Simulator
    • Understanding the STARS component concept (K-values) 
    • Thermal Properties 
    • Reactions 
    • Relative permeability Interpolation and Scaling.
  • Other advanced capabilities:
    • Chemical applications including reactions & Component adsorption
    • Geochemistry
    • Solids deposition and migration 
    • Dynamic Gridding 
    • Non petroleum process application (medical & biochemical).
  • Exercises:
    • Creation of Cyclic Steam Base Model
    • Implementation of Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS)
    • Implementing the Dilation Re-compaction model 
    • Changing a Steam Flood into a Water Flood
    • Changing Cyclic Steam into Primary Production
    • Increasing Oil Viscosity.
Razieh is a Reservoir Simulation Engineer at CMG with more than two years of experience providing technical support for CMG’s clients. She taught several courses at CMG including "Introduction to CMG's modelling workflows", "Introduction to Thermal EOR Modelling", "Modelling Unconventional Reservoirs", and "CMOST for Conventional and Tight Reservoirs". Razieh is working towards her Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. For her thesis, she developed a new method to directly measure absolute adsorption isotherms in shale reservoirs. Razieh holds a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Regina. Her M.Sc. thesis is on Improving heavy oil reservoirs recovery by ASP flooding.