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

Course Description

August 16, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM MDT (GMT-6)

In this course you'll learn about geothermal energy and various geothermal energy extraction techniques. Learn to simulate the extraction of geothermal energy and model the heat extraction by producing hot water from and injecting cold water into a hot geo-pressured reservoir using CMG’s thermal and advanced processes reservoir simulator STARS. Create, modify, and analyze simulation datasets and results using Builder and Results in this hands-on training course. Capture relevant reservoir processes and wellbore heat transfer using STARS and quantify the effect of various reservoir parameters on energy extracted using CMOST.

Course Content

  • Overview of geothermal energy
    • Worldwide outlook
    • Methods of extraction
  • Overview of STARS Features and Applications: 
    • Thermal properties and model creation
    • SAM wellbore modelling
  • Exercises: 
    • Creation of Geothermal base model incorporating wellbore model and constraints 
    • Adding water injectors to base model for pressure maintenance
    • Sensitivity analysis of a geothermal model using CMOST

Kevin, a Reservoir Simulation Engineer, has over seven years of industry expertise in thermal recovery processes (SAGD) and unconventional gas and oil reservoir simulation, particularly hydraulic fracturing. Kevin applies his experience with advanced wellbore modelling tools, including both iSegWell and FlexWell, to provide unparalleled support and training to CMG customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.