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SPE WA Educational Seminar-Reservoir Simulation; Principles and Applications

September 19, 2017 - September 20, 2017

$150.00 – $500.00



Reservoir Simulation: Principles and Applications; Two Day Lecture Seminars and Hands on Training with Simulation Software
by: Dr. Martin Soh and Suresh Satiavan

This two day long “Educational Lectures and Hands On Training” delivers real case study material to illustrate the principles and application of reservoir simulation. Participants will analyse, interpret and integrate data, and build models using commercial platforms. Designed for decision makers who want to know what the technical professionals do, for early career professionals, and for experienced professionals looking to broaden their expertise and skills, particularly if they work in integrated teams. Participants receive a comprehensive lecture material for future reference.

Lecture Outline

  • Determine whether a reservoir simulation model is necessary: Project lifecycle and decision requirements, Subsurface uncertainty, Analogues, material balance, decline curve analysis, Data quality and quantity
  • Define what decision the reservoir simulation model will help address:
  • Identify and use the input data necessary to construct a reservoir simulation model: Geological model – structural and property, Fluid PVT, relative permeability, capillary pressure, rock typing, Pressure and initial conditions, Wells, perforations, lift performance, skin, hydraulic fractures, Historical data requirements
  • Build a reservoir simulation model using commercial simulation platform (eclipse), initialise it, and run the model, Well control, View and interpret the reservoir simulation model results, Plots, cross sections, History matching methods


Dr. Martin Soh is a practising Petroleum Engineer. He has 15 years’ experience with BHP Billiton, CSIRO, Woodside, Shell and as an International Upstream Consultant. He has Soh has broad in depth experience across the business, from compliance (Reserves, reporting) to development (field development planning, reviews) and operations (workovers, new wells, optimisation). Dr Soh has worked with many other operators delivering advisory services and reservoir modelling and monitoring solutions for their assets. He has delivered https://www.spe-wa.org/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=6790&type=image&TB_iframe=1training courses for National Oil Companies and Independents on a wide range of topics, tailored to their specific objectives and learning requirements.

Suresh Satiavan is a reservoir engineer with Rock Flow Dynamics(RFD)- a software company developing a reservoir simulator known as tNavigator. He completed Msc in Petroleum Engineering from Heriott Watt University and degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he was working several years with PETRONAS as a Reservoir engineer before moving to Australia in 2010. Since then he been working in a various consultancy company as a petroleum/ reservoir engineer and joined RFD in 2016.


Special thanks to this event sponsors: Curtin University-Department of Petroleum Engineering and Rock Fluid Dynamics (RFD).


September 19, 2017
September 20, 2017
$150.00 – $500.00


Abbas Khaksar
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Curtin Graduate School of Business
78 Murray St
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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