Course Information

Duration (hours)    39
ECTs 5
Practice Simulation

Dr. Christos Chatzichristos, N.C.S.R "Democritus"



This course is an introduction to reservoir simulation, types of reservoir simulation models, black oil models, compositional models, thermal models, reservoir simulation model set-up, gridding in reservoir simulation, block-to-block flow, wells in reservoir simulation, numerical methods in reservoir simulation, petrophysical input, pseudoization and upscaling, history matching, test cases.



1st  Lecture

Mass-balance calculations in petroleum reservoirs

2nd Lecture

Mass-balance calculations in petroleum reservoirs

3rd  Lecture

Drive mechanism identification, water aquifer model identification and history matching procedure using the MBAL software (IPM suite)

4th  Lecture

Future production prediction using the MBAL software (IPM suite) examples. Decline curve analysis using MBAL

5th  Lecture

Introduction to Reservoir Simulation; Review of rock and fluid properties; Fluid Flow in Porous Media; Production Wells (fluid flow)

6th  Lecture

The elements of a reservoir model and types of reservoir simulations (single phase, two phase black oil models, compositional models)

7th  Lecture

Reservoir Simulation - Eclipse

8th  Lecture

Reservoir Simulation - Eclipse

9th  Lecture

Reservoir Simulation - Eclipse


Reservoir Simulation - Eclipse


Reservoir Simulation - Eclipse


Reservoir Simulation - Eclipse


Reservoir Simulation - Eclipse



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Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program of the Technical University of Crete is a one-year, full-time program, designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. The program begins in October, and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. The program is run by the School of Mineral Resources Engineering.