System Dynamics Simulation for Reservoir Management

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 220)


Reservoir management of oilfield (also usually called assets management) is an effective method to improve the performance of reservoir development. A new method to study reservoir management was carried out with system engineering. Reservoir management is looked as a system and it is a sort of system engineering to be established according to the practice of oilfield with Chinese features. Based on system analysis and system structure study, the proceeding of information exchanging and feedback cycles between artificial production subsystem and natural reservoir subsystem are described to support a system dynamics simulation model of compound production–reservoir system. Real data from SL oilfield were run on the model to demonstrate an example. Key index of oilfield development were selected for history fit. Established model was used to predict the production system trend and corresponding advice for reservoir management was put forward based on prediction.


Reservoir management System engineering System dynamics Simulation research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of PetroleumBeijingChina
  2. 2.Oilfield E & P DepartmentChina Petroleum & Chemical CorporationBeijingChina

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