Fluid Flow in Porous Media
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Fluid Flow, Porous Media, Reservoir
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Created by Hamam Awad
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 20 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the characteristics of reservoir rocks.
  • Determine flow rates and pressure profiles for steady state flow regime.
  • Obtain basic knowledge in how flow in fractures occurs.
  • Determine flow rate and pressure profiles for pseudo/unsteady state regimes.
  • Identify the laminar turbulent flow conditions in all three flow systems.
  • Acquire primitive knowledge in miscible flow condition.
  • Understand the solid base of streamline simulation.
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Requirements
  • Fluid Mechanics.
  • Reservoir Rock Properties.
  • Reservoir Fluid Properties.
Description

This course provides Science & Engineering students with the main academic principles, and practical aspects to properly extend their comprehension and understanding. This course is a combination of academical and technical work experience provided by VISION organization.

First, the course gives an introduction on the characterization of reservoir rocks in Petroleum Engineering then it proceeds to discuss steady state flow regime and how to obtain flow rates and pressure profiles in laminar/turbulent conditions. Further more, a detailed explanation on the Darcy's experiments for both horizontal and tilted reservoirs is indicated.

In the third and fourth portions, the course introduces pseudo/un-steady state flow regimes derived from the general diffusivity equation. In addition, the numerical solution for theses flow conditions is further discussed.

The last portion of the course are two interesting separate subjects  'Miscible Flow & Streamline Simulaiton', defining the basic principles and governing equations for both subjects.

Who is the target audience?
  • Petroleum Engineers.
  • Chemical Engineers.
  • Mechanical Engineers.
  • Engineering pre-graduate students.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
04:10:13
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Section 1 'Outline'
1 Lecture 03:33

The Important subjects relating to dynamic flow in hydrocarbon porous media.

Preview 03:33
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Section 2 'Reservoir Rock's Properties'
6 Lectures 01:24:01

Half way mile stone, to understand the concept of void space and the various definitions of porosity in the rocks.

Preview 12:16

You will be able to understand the definition of porosity, types of porosity, factors affecting porosity, and how to obtain it using laboratory experiments.

Porosity Part 2
15:28

The second important property is open channels called permeability, in this student will be able to understand the concepts and basic definitions of various permeability types and how to obtain them using different equations.

Permeability
17:34

Inte-related properties 'Saturation, and Tensions' are discussed in a manner to give an adequate understanding of these properties.

Fluids Saturations and Tensions
11:05

In this lecture, participants will learn and gain knowledge about the formation compressibility 'definition, equations' also an important property is well illustrated that is capillary pressure and the factors affecting capillary rise.

Formation Compressibility & Capillary Pressure
14:37

Wettability can greatly affect hydrocarbon recovery, along with hydrocarbon compressiblity that act as a drive mechanism in the early life of the reservoir, these properties are will discussed in this lecture.

Wettability & Isothermal Oil Compressibility
13:01
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Section 3 'Steady State Flow Regime'
6 Lectures 01:20:00

Student will be able to understand the types of flow geometries, flow regimes, steady state flow regime equations for linear, redial, and spherical geometries.

Preview 23:18

In this you will be able to estimate the average permeability for both radial and linear geometries with reservoir beds arranged in series or parallel to each other.

Average Permeability in Reservoir Beds
08:51

Explains the equation used in this specific flow condition 'slightly compressible fluids' for both linear and radial geometries.

Slightly Compressible Steady State Flow
09:12

Explains the equation used in this specific flow condition 'compressible fluids' for both linear and radial geometries.

Compressible Fluids Steady State Flow
20:52

Talks about how to add the Gravity effects into the Darcy's equation and how to effectively use it in the flow calculations.

Preview 10:59

This lecture include a flow equation describing the flow in fractures, types of fractures, and fracture permeability.

Flow in Fractured Reservoirs
06:48
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Section 4 'Transient Flow Regime'
2 Lectures 29:50

Student will learn about the real case flow that is 'Transient Flow' and how to derive the diffusivity equation using compressibility and mass conservation equation for slightly compressible fluids, in addition, the numerical solutions for this general flow conditions are included.

Transient Flow for Slightly Compressible Fluids
22:56

Student will learn about the real case flow that is 'Transient Flow' and
how to derive the diffusivity equation using compressibility and mass
conservation equation for compressible fluids, in addition, the
numerical solutions for this general flow conditions are included.

Transient Flow for Compressible Fluids
06:54
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Section 5 'Pseudo State Flow Regime'
4 Lectures 29:53

Student will learn about the second real case flow that is 'Pseudo Steady State' and how to derive the specific equation using diffusivity formula, in addition, the numerical solutions for this flow condition is included.

Pseudo State for Slightly Compressible Fluids
06:22

In this the PSS equation is derived for compressible fluids, and participants will learn about the numerical solution and how to use it to calculate the flow.

Pseudo State for Compressible Fluids
02:49

An excellent explanation about skin is given in this lecture, it includes, definition of skin, types of skin, how to determine all the different types of skin.

Skin Factor
13:42

Students will understand the basic equations used for turbulent flow and why they are used only for the gas phase, also how to make use of these equations.

Turbulent Flow
07:00
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Section 6 'Miscible Flow'
1 Lecture 12:17

A very important subject that is extensively used in Enhanced Oil Recovery methods, in this participant will get to know the fundamentals of miscible flow in the porous media, these encompass different phenomenons occurring in the porous media, and the differential formula for the miscible flow condition.

Miscible Flow
12:17
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Section 7 'Streamline Simulation'
1 Lecture 10:39

Streamline simulation a technique used extensively in water flooding projects to get the best displacement efficiencies from different well patterns. In this students will get the basic idea plus equations used in this simulation method.

Streamline Simulation
10:39
About the Instructor
Hamam Awad
4.3 Average rating
10 Reviews
60 Students
3 Courses
Engineer & Author

Teaching Assistant in the University of Benghazi with 5 years experience as a teacher and as an author of different subjects that include:

1-Basics of Applied Reservoir Engineering

2-Fluid Flow in Porous Media

3-Advanced Reservoir Engineering

4-Numerical Reservoir Simulation I


3 years experience working in VISION organization in research & development center, also in reservoir simulation and management.