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

Course Description

March 13 to 16, 2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT (GMT-6)

Learn SAGD recovery and how to simulate this bitumen recovery process using CMG’s thermal and advanced processes reservoir simulator STARS. Create, modify, and analyze simulation datasets and results using Builder and Results in this intensive hands-on training course. Capture relevant physical processes and operating strategies and understand the applications of various wellbore models available in STARS.

Through a series of case studies and practical exercises, you will build proficiency needed to design typical SAGD simulation datasets.

Course Content

  • General STARS reservoir simulator features and applications
  • SAGD process review and key aspects of the design
  • Building a K-Value based fluid model in WinProp
  • Building STARS datasets for SAGD
  • Sink/source well, FlexWell, and SAM applications
  • 2D and 3D examples are created and utilized
  • Simulation output analysis using Results
  • Dynamic gridding (DynaGrid) and SAGD parallelization
  • ES-SAGD simulation 


Simulation Engineer & Consulting Coordinator, is an expert in the simulation of unconventional oil or gas (CBM, shale and tight), hydraulic fracturing, microseismic, optimization and uncertainty analysis. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Oil and Gas Engineering degree from the University of Calgary, Canada. Alex started with CMG in the Visualization team, assisting with the development and testing of Builder, Results, CMOST AI and Launcher before joining the Consulting, Support and Training team in 2009.