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Petroleum Experts IPM 11

Petroleum Experts IPM 11

IPM Version 11.0

REVEAL Version 8.0

The main developments implemented in REVEAL version 8.0 are detailed below:

· Geomechanics and fracturing

– Minimum fracture conductivity

– Permeability changes for stress, strain, friction angle and pre-consolidation stress

– Permeability change hysteresis

– Stress region for interpolation schemes

– Shields number solid transport

– Fracture stress shadowing

– Far field stress varies with fracture size

– Improved transition from propagating to fixed fracture size (injection to production)

– New fracture stress and FE/FD grid coupling options

– Minimum principal stress direction changes

· Fluids/ Compositional

– Fast flash option set as default under EOS setup

– Performance improvements

· Water chemistry

– New sodium silicate polymer model formulation based on SPE 143836

– Mineral component saturation index can be set

· Wells

– Export of tpd added under |Edit |View Project

– Non return ICD option added

– Hydro 2P flow correlation added

– Gaslift valve database added to well builder (tubing and casing sensitive)

– Halliburton AICD database added

– Transient well flow

– Water density modifier (mud)

– New wellbore heater model

– Venturi chokes

– Inline controllable chokes

· Visualisation

– New User Interface when opening up new REVEAL instance

– Thumbail view to recently saved projects

– Time format can be modified in the 3D visualisation

– 3D text scaling can be modified

– 2D plotting playback control

– Show hide legend option for 2D plotting

– 2D plot rotation, stairs

– Auto scale option for 2D plotting (fit all to window)

– 3D synchronise playback views for multiple realisations of 3D grid results

– 3D vector plotting (speed of oil, water and gas in addition to minimum principal stress direction)

– Core grid geometry grid added

– Per fracture reporting and additional properties reporting on FE 3D fracture

– Extended well results plotting

– User OpenServer variables for plotting

– History import extended

· Water Chemistry

– Component SI can be set

– Region data for souring

– New sodium silicate polymer model formulation

– Bulk and porous shear model (new polymer shear correlation)

– New polymer degradation (shear and temperature) model

– Polymer hydrolysis model

· Surfactants

– Soap salinity phase regions

– Surfactant phase boundary variation with surfactant concentration

– Acidic oil sulphate ion exchange

· Steam

– Steam vapour equilibration

· Resolve data objects (using Reveal functionality)

– Multi tubing surface connection

– SAGD surface coupling (constraint passing)

– Multi-tubing surface connection

· Sector model

– Define and create sector models

– Time varying boundary conditions

· Parallel Solver

– New parallel solver

– Memory handling improved to run significantly larger models


Improved Validation and Warnings

Additional Constraints

Max C-Factor, GVF at ESP Inlet, Max Torque (Compressors), Max temperature (nodes)

DCQ Control added to RBNS

Inline Injection Element: Controls/Constraints added to RBNS

Improved Thermal Models – Calculate Heat Transfer Coefficient

Similar to the Enthalpy Balance model PROSPER, allows calculation of heat transfer coefficient taking into account heat tranfer mechanisms and pipeline description and environment.

Group Control Equipment

Allows multiple compressor speed to be controlled with the same value i.e. fixed speed or calculated by RBNS or Optimiser.

Compressor Wear Factor

Allows wear on compressor head to be captured and calibrated.

PVT Match Parameter Import From PROSPER

Ability to bring in PVT matching parameters from PROSPER, if a consistent PVT correlation is selected throughout the model.

OLGAS 3P Emulsion Match Parameters (Pal & Rhodes Parameters)

Plotting Package Enhancements

Prediction VLP/IPR Intersection Playback

Allows prediction results of a well in IPM 11 to be viewed in terms of VLP/IPR curves over time

Plot pipeline gradient between two selected nodes

Improvement to emulsion modelling UI – Select injection fluid to consider for plotting

Report In-situ Rate

Generate Compressor Curve from Test Data

GAP Transient:

New Transient Flow Simulator

Used with GAP to model transient flow within wells and surface pipeline network.

Ability to quickly and easily transform an existing steady-state GAP model into a transient model.

Flexible Model Setup

Allows the entire network of wells and pipeline to be modelled in transient or alternatively a smaller subset of the network can be modelled using transient calculations while the other elements remain steady-state.

Robust IPR Modelling

Allows integration with Transient IPR models for more realistic inflow response

Allows integration with numerical simulators through RESOLVE

2D/3D visualisation of detailed transient results

Direct access to results similar to steady-state pipeline flow assurance

Ability to run slug catcher analysis on transient pipeline/well results

MBAL Version 14 – Enhancements Implemented:

History matching and Simulations

· In the “History matching-History Setup” there is a new option to, “Include water tank transmissibility water rates in aquifer for energy plots”. This is only for multi tanks where a water tank with aquifer has been defined to model a common aquifer.

· Comments added to a history data point are now displayed in plots as a popup (i.e. when hovering the cursor)

· Now possible to connect a history well to more than one prediction well.

· Flying brick plot – accessed from analysis button in the history simulation and prediction plot. Shows the various components for expansion and production for a particular time step. It is also possible to do an animation so it skips thru all the time steps.

Tight Reservoir

· Phase correction has been added to tight reservoir wells in MBAL. This is the same correction as in Resolve’s tight reservoir object.


· Added option to model gas dissolved in water


· Undo facility under input menu allowing users to undo a change to the main interface (i.e. the addition of a tank element / transmissibility). · MBAL will now auto-save the current data to a file in the temporary directory in case the PC fails or MBAL crashes.

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