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DOE-NETL has recently funded development of a new PC-based reservoir simulator by Denver based reservoir engineering firm, NITEC LLC. The user focus was on small to mid-size operators who may have limited simulation expertise in-house or who may not wish to deal with the cost of commercial simulation software. The simulator was to also focus on application to CO2-EOR field problems in a timely manner. The software (COZ) was released to the public, free of charge in February 2013 and can be downloaded from NITEC’s website (www.nitecllc.com).
This workshop will lead the attendees through the process of building a simulation model, submitting prediction cases and evaluating the simulation results. While there are many features to ease the process of simulating CO2-EOR, the finite difference, 4-component, compositional simulator can also handle more conventional reservoir exploitation process – primary depletion, water injection, and hydrocarbon gas injection at the well, pattern or field levels. The software has been validated against other commercial compositional simulation software. The user interface, complete with graphical plots and 3D displays, is focused on setting up the prediction cases.
Bill Savage is the Director of NITEC, LLC and graduated with a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He has 39 years of experience in the oil industry, including time as a VP of Scientific Software- InterComp.
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