The Reservoir Simulation Research Group has developed realistic models that accurately represent reservoirs from the pore scale to the kilometer-scale. These models are designed to reflect the real physics and chemistry of reservoirs by taking into account:
Accurate and Fast Solution Schemes
The Reservoir Simulation Research Group has developed a novel self-adaptive solution scheme that solves multi-component, multi-phase, multi-dimensional compositional thermal flow models. These world-class fast parallel reservoir simulators contribute to enhanced heavy oil and bitumen recovery. These parallel simulators include black oil, compositional, thermal, wellbore and geomechancs simulators.
Visualization and Post-Processing
The Reservoir Simulation Research Group has developed large-scale visualization software to display flow streamline maps, reservoir layers and oil distribution in real-time. This enables reservoir engineers to construct more accurate geological and flow models and perform realistic simulations.
Wellbore and Grid Modeling Methods
The Reservoir Simulation Research Group has developed unique control volume function approximation and finite element methods, which can be applied to local grid refinement, optimization and history matching. These methods have been successfully used to model horizontal wells, faults, fractures, and flux continuity to reduce grid orientation effects.