The paper shares practical cases on PetroCup – a new generation of on-line petroleum asset training and testing facility which helps developing the practical asset management skills and improve practical skill in associated disciplines, such as geology, petrophysics, flow simulations, production technology, well testing, production logging, surface facilities and petroleum economics.
Going through web-tournament is like a quest and represents a challenge for multi-disciplinary asset team during one or few days. The after-tournament debriefing helps asset teams understand their mistakes and learn from them.
Paper explains the specifics of public and corporate sessions and brings few case studies on both.
The training facility is based on PolyPlan simulator which has a very simplistic user-friendly webinterface which allows petroleum engineers perform typical routine activities (drilling, complex workers, varying pump and choke settings, well testing, logging etc.) with an intuitive button-click.
The PolyPlan simulator is modelling surface infrastructure, geological model, dynamic flow model, wellbore flow model, flow metering system for production gathering and water supply systems, popular OH and CH sensors and associated data acquisition procedures and reproducing a very realistic response to the typical field activities.
The paper also provides an overview of synthetic assets library and their complications and future plans on creating the new petroleum assets. The PetroCup facility provides a fast and cheap way of accumulating practical experience in petroleum asset management. It gives opportunity for people to learn new methods and tricks from sessions moderators and from each other.
Participants get opportunity not only to apply their engineering knowledge but also develop the presentation skill while convincing the team in their findings and ideas.
It also makes a great team building and helps people get closer and know each other while working on a project. The same facility can be used as automated unbiased assessment of accumulated experience in field development and associated petroleum disciplines.
The PetroCup allows people to join from different locations which substantially extends scalability of the knowledge sharing.