Reservoir Modeling and Simulation Experts
At Netherland Sewell, our Modeling and Simulation experts have been evaluating reservoirs around the world employing industry standard simulation tools for over 25 years. Numerical reservoir simulation can be a powerful evaluation tool that typically integrates material balance, fluid flow, reservoir heterogeneity, well interference, wellbore hydraulics, and facility characteristics in its predictions of reservoir performance. Simulation can be used to determine the best development plan for a new reservoir or to improve an existing field by understanding historical production behavior and evaluating potential enhanced recovery schemes. Reservoir simulation can greatly improve the understanding of fluid flow within a reservoir. However, experience has taught us that simulation output requires detailed scrutiny and should be cross-checked with real examples, and therefore should be implemented by an experienced, multi-functional team of geoscientists and reservoir engineers.
To talk to one of our Modeling and Simulation experts please call either Dave Adams in our Dallas office at 214.969.5401 or Derek Newton in our Houston office at 713.654.4950, or click here for an on-line option.
Click here for the PDF version of our Reservoir Simulation brochure.
We use black oil and compositional models in our studies, and our experts are proficient with a variety of simulation software applications
including Schlumberger GeoQuest’s Eclipse® and Halliburton Landmark’s VIP. No job is too large. Our history match models have included
fields with over 1,200 wells and 80 years of history. Be it a single-well evaluation, a mechanistic model, or a full-field history match, our
experts are skilled in all aspects of reservoir simulation. And whether we are auditing an existing model, revising a client’s model to
improve results, or creating a completely new model, we tailor each evaluation to meet the client’s needs. By working together, our team
designs models with realistic reservoir characteristics that answer the questions central to a client’s objectives. Our simulation projects have been used by clients to justify wells and injection projects—proof that the economic value of simulation work often greatly exceeds the
Selected Reservoir Simulation and Modeling Clients
- Pemex Exploración y Producción
- Northern Natural Gas Company
- Devon Energy Corporation
- BEB Erdgas und Erdöl GmbH
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Plains Resources Inc.
- International Finance Corporation
- AIG Financial Products Corp.
- Sonangol E.P.
- Hunt Petroleum Company
- Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Co. Ltd.
Our simulation projects have been used successfully in the following areas:
- Gas storage field studies
- Expert witness testimony
- Field development optimization studies
- Equity redeterminations
- Production rate sensitivity studies
- Project finance support
- Gas and water injection based secondary recovery project evaluations
- Reserve certifications
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