Engineering - Petroleum Engineering

Streamline Simulation: Theory and Practice



  Mr Akhil Datta-Gupta (Texas A&M University, United States)


  3 days


  Engineering – Petroleum Engineering






  15 CPD points




Course description

This course is designed to cover introductory and advanced concepts in streamline simulation and its applications for reservoir characterization, reservoir management and field development strategy. The specific topics covered will be:

  1. Streamline simulation: background and fundamentals;
  2. Streamline simulation: state-of-the-art and applications;
  3. Field case studies and experience;
  4. Streamline-based history matching and analysis;
  5. Advanced topics: fractured reservoirs and compositional simulation.

The course will combine theoretical discussion, practical applications and computer exercises to demonstrate application of the methods.


Participants' profile

The course is designed for practicing geoscientists and engineers. No formal training in reservoir simulation is required other than knowledge of basic mathematics.


About the instructor

Mr Akhil Datta-Gupta

Akhil Datta-Gupta is Professor and holder of LeSuer Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M U. in College Station, TX (USA). He is well-known throughout the industry for his contributions to fast flow simulation methods and dynamic data integration into high-resolution geologic models. He is the recipient of the 2003 Lester C. Uren Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for significant technical contributions in petroleum reservoir characterization and streamline-based flow simulation. He is an SPE distinguished member (elected, 2001), distinguished lecturer (1999-2000), distinguished author (2000) and was selected as an outstanding technical editor (1996). He also received the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate for the best peer-approved paper (2000 and 2006). In addition to his SPE awards, he is a recipient of the AIME Rossitter W. Raymond award (1992), TAMU Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award (1997) and served as a member of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences (2001-2004). His research program is funded by NSF, DOE and oil companies worldwide.


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