History matching helps validate reservoir simulation models

12/24/2001
A review of the validity of a reservoir simulation model does not need to address whether the model is perfect overall. Rather, a review should address whether or not, a model can be used for a particular purpose.Model verification is done usually with a history match, which may be as limited as a single-point test. A good history match, however, does not guarantee a good model. What does is the total package, consisting of the construction, the history match, and most importantly, reasonable projections.In general, most individuals have limited time to review models, even though very detailed, complex models are products of many months or years of work.Reservoir modelsA simulation model ...
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