Reservoir Characterization and Flow Modeling with Outcrop Data (ENERGY 146, ENERGY 246)

Code: 
246
Project addressing a reservoir management problem by studying an outcrop analog, constructing geostatistical reservoir models, and performing flow simulation. How to use outcrop observations in quantitative geological modeling and flow simulation. Relationships between disciplines. Weekend field trip.
Subject: 
GS
Academic Year: 
2015-2016

Smart Fields Research Seminar: Horizontal Well Technology

Code: 
285S
Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current research in Smart Fields (productivity and injectivity of horizontal wells) program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Subject: 
ENERGY
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Reservoir Geomechanics

Code: 
202
Basic principles of rock mechanics and the state of stress and pore pressure in sedimentary basins related to exploitation of hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs. Mechanisms of hydrocarbon migration, exploitation of fractured reservoirs, reservoir compaction and subsidence, hydraulic fracturing, utilization of directional and horizontal drilling to optimize well stability.Given alternate years.
Subject: 
GEOPHYS
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering (ENERGY 120)

Code: 
120
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
Lectures, problems, field trip. Engineering topics in petroleum recovery; origin, discovery, and development of oil and gas. Chemical, physical, and thermodynamic properties of oil and natural gas. Material balance equations and reserve estimates using volumetric calculations. Gas laws. Single phase and multiphase flow through porous media.
Subject: 
ENGR
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media

Code: 
290
How to mathematically model and solve elliptic partial differential equations with variable and discontinuous coefficients describing flow in highly heterogeneous porous media. Topics include finite difference and finite volume approaches on structured grids, efficient solvers for the resulting system of equations, Krylov space methods, preconditioning, multi-grid solvers, grid adaptivity and adaptivity criteria, multiscale approaches, and effects of anistropy on solver efficiency and accuracy. MATLAB programming and application of commercial or public domain simulation packages.
Subject: 
ENERGY
Academic Year: 
2015-2016

SCRF Research Seminar: Geostatistics and Reservoir Forecasting

Code: 
285F
Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current research in the SCRF (Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting) program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Subject: 
ENERGY
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

SUPRI-D Research Seminar: Well Test Analysis

Code: 
285D
Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current research in the SUPRI-D well test analysis group. May be repeaqted for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (Horne)
Subject: 
ENERGY
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

SUPRI-C Research Seminar: Gas Injection Processes

Code: 
285C
Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current research in the SUPRI-D well test analysis group. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Subject: 
ENERGY
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

SUPRI-A Research Seminar: Enhanced Oil Recovery

Code: 
285A
Focused study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current research in the SUPRI-A group. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Subject: 
ENERGY
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s):