Course Definition:
Partial differential equations for fluid flow in porous media and the use of finite difference equations in solving reservoir flow problems for various boundary conditions. Study of individual well pressures and fundamentals of history matching.

Policy:

• Homeworks & Projects 50%
• Tests & Quizzes 25%
• Final 25%

• Homework and projects are due at the time specified.
• Late homework or projects: 5% penalty for every class meeting.
• Attendance: Required.

Text Book:
"Basic Applied Reservoir Simulation," Ertekin, Abou-Kassem, King.

Books extensively used during the semester:
"Elements of Reservoir Modeling," S. M. Faruq Ali.
"Petroleum Reservoir Simulation," Aziz, Settari.
"Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation," John R. Fanchi

Syllabus:
 Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION (Week - 1) Chapter 2: CLASSIFICATION OF RESERVOIR SIMULATORS (Weeks - 2) Chapter 3: USUAL SIMULATION PROCEDURE (Weeks -3) Chapter 4: FLOW OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS General Concepts Units Grids Numbering of Grids (Weeks -4,5) Chapter 5: FLOW BETWEEN TWO ADJACENT BLOCKS (Weeks -6) Chapter 6: FLOW BETWEEN TWO CIRCULAR BLOCKS (Weeks -7) Chapter 7: POTENTAIL (Weeks -8) Chapter 8: BASIC FLOW EQUATION FOR INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW IN ONE DIMENSION (Weeks -9) Chapter 9: FLOW IN THREE DIMENSIONS (Weeks -10) Chapter 10: FLOW EQUATIONS FOR A SYSTEM OF BLOCKS AND NO-FLOW BOUNDARY No-Flow Boundary Flow Equations (Weeks -11) Chapter 11: SOLUTION OF THE FLOW EQUATION Direct Method Thomas's Algorithm Iterative Method Jacoby's Method Gauss-Seidel Method (Weeks -12,15)
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