Reservoir modeling involves the construction of a computer model of a petroleum reservoir, for the purposes of improving estimation of reserves and making decisions regarding the development of the field, predicting future production, placing additional wells, and evaluating alternative reservoir management scenarios.
A reservoir model represents the physical space of the reservoir by an array of discrete cells, delineated by a grid which may be regular or irregular. The array of cells is usually three-dimensional, although 1D and 2D models are sometimes used. Values for attributes such as porosity, permeability and water saturation are associated with each cell. The value of each attribute is implicitly deemed to apply uniformly throughout the volume of the reservoir represented by the cell.
One of the challenges faced with creating reservoir models is to accurately illustrate the reservoir’s geometry, such as its stratigraphic or structural framework, yet also create it efficiently. The structural framework is essential to the model because it defines the major compartments within the reservoir through fault planes and controls the movement of fluids.
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