Chapter 5
MODEL INITIALIZATION
A numerical simulation model requires user specified information to establish the
initial pressure and saturation distributions throughout the grid. This is usually
done in one of two ways:
1. Non-Equilibrium Initialization

Chapter 6
TREATMENT OF WELLS
The simulator equations developed in the previous sections are written in terms
of grid block pressures and mass injection (sources) or production (sinks) for grid
blocks containing wells. However, the reservoir engineer requi

Chapter 4
MODEL AND GRID
SELECTION
The attached figure shows some of the more common model grid systems used
in reservoir simulation. The figure shows 1-D, 2-D areal, 2-D cross-sectional,
3-D full field, and 1-D, 2-D or 3-D radial grids. The model type ma

Chapter 7
PSEUDO-FUNCTIONS
7.1
TYPES OF PSEUDO-FUNCTIONS
Reservoir simulation models which use rock relative permeability and capillary
pressure curves only provide meaningful results if the number of areal and vertical
grid blocks is large enough - grid

Comparison of Solutions to a
Three-Dimensional Black-Oil
Reservoir Simulation Problem
Aziz s. Odeh, SPE, Mobil Research and Development Corp.
Summary
A comparison of solutions to a three-dimensional
black-oil reservoir simulation problem is presented.
The

Chapter 8
PLANNING A RESERVOIR
SIMULATION STUDY
8.1
OBJECTIVES
The first and most important step in planning a simulation study is a clear
statement of the study objectives.
In many cases available data may not justify a full simulation study. The type
of

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
SCHOOL OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
Session 2, 2012
PTRL 3002 / PTRL 5004
NUMERICAL RESERVOIR SIMULATION
Course Notes
prepared by
Professor Val Pinczewski
Course Lecturer: Dr. Yildiray Cinar
IMPORTANT NOTICE
2012 University o

Chapter 3
SOLUTION OF SIMULATOR
EQUATIONS
In almost all cases of practical interest the simulator equations are non-linear
and the flow domain is irregular. Analytical solutions based on classical methods of mathematical physics are not possible for these

PTRL3002b/PTRL5004
NumericalReservoirSimulation
INTRODUCTION
&OVERVIEW
NumericalSimulation?
Suppose you have an oil field with following features;
- spatial distributions of k-phi-h-tops of layer
- faults, multilayer, shales
- gas, oil, water (gas & oil c

Chapter 2
SIMULATOR EQUATIONS
2.1
FORMULATION OF RESERVOIR SIMULATOR EQUATIONS
The objective of this chapter is to describe the equations which form the basis of
reservoir simulation. This is necessary in order to fully understand the physical
mechanisms