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Advanced Thermal Reservoir Simulation

Applications

Thermal recovery methods are typically used in heavy oil reservoirs where the high oil viscosity can be sensibly reduced with temperature increases. Advanced thermal reservoir simulation can be applied to the following areas:

Single well huff and puff
Continuous steam injection
Hot fluid or gas injection
CO2 gas or natural gas injection
Well bore heaters and simple combustion
Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)
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Technical Features

Combined Serial and Parallel Thermal Reservoir Simulation
Irregular Domain Decomposition
High Parallel Computation Efficiency
Cost Effective Computation
Flexible Pre- and Post- Processing

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Model Results

Residual

Residual Oil Distribution

Domain

Domain Decomposition

Cumulative

Cumulative Production

Computational

Computational Efficiency

Assessing Model Uncertainty

Model

Model of enhanced oil recovery

Methodology

Step 1: Select parameters and their ranges

Select

Step 2: Run simulator and record effects on oil recovery

Run

Steps 3 & 4: Organize simulator outcomes and map a response surface to variations in the input parameters

Organize

Step 5: Using the mapped results as an analogue to the simulator, apply Monte Carlo techniques to determine the uncertainty (probability distribution) in oil recovery associated with each parameter

Using