Certainly! If you are Houston based we can arrange a presentation at our mutual convenience. If you are based outside of the Houston area, please email us (see the contact page) to see when we will be in your part of the world.
We have benchmarked ReservoirGrail against traditional simulators, and the ReservoirGrail results are very comparable but require much less time, effort, and data to achieve (days vs. weeks).
The results are excellent. In the Walnut Bend study, ReservoirGrail-predicted oil saturations allowed Magnum Hunter Resources to book over a million barrels of reserves. This is just one of many instances where ReservoirGrail has added big-time value for E&P’s, banks, and reserves analysts.
Some of the most common uses include left-behind reserves identification, secondary recovery execution, reserves evaluation, and primary depletion plans.
GrailQuest (previously Swanson Consulting) consulted for a plethora of independent and integrated petroleum companies on a variety of world-wide projects. Through this experience, we saw a need for a new type of reservoir simulation – one that didn’t rely on costly datasets. With simplicity and usability in mind, we created a volumetric flow simulator (ReservoirGrail) and patented the approach.
ReservoirGrail was designed by GrailQuest (previously Swanson Consulting) based on their extensive, world-wide consulting experience and coded from the ground up by industry professionals using C++.
GrailQuest has consulted for a long list of independent and integrated petroleum companies. A list of ReservoirGrail software clients can be found on the client list page.
We have been performing ReservoirGrail projects since 2001.
We offer individual, network, and enterprise licenses. Please send us an email (see the contact page) for price inquiries.
ReservoirGrail uses Time Dynamic Volumetric Balancing© (TDVB) to map the amount and location of reservoir fluids over time. This approach requires far less input data than traditional flow simulators yet delivers similar results. In other words, ReservoirGrail gets you the 80% answer with 20% of the time, effort, and capital.
TDVB is the acronym for Time Dynamic Volumetric Balancing©. This is a proprietary technology developed by GrailQuest in response to an unmet industry need to locate remaining hydrocarbons in mature fields.
ReservoirGrail is a pseudo-3D simulator which means that it calculates volumetrics using a 2D map with thickness and height contours. This type of simulation is applicable to 99% of all reservoirs, so we have kept this design for simplicity and efficiency.
  • Contour a map that best represents the quality of your reservoir (e.g. a net sand map).
  • Digitize the map if it is not already in a digital environment.
  • Grid the map.
  • Input the grid to ReservoirGrail using a standard grid format.
  • Input average reservoir parameters (porosity, initial hydrocarbon saturation, residual hydrocarbon saturation, free water level, etc…).
  • Input historical production and injection volumes and locations for each well in the reservoir interval you are modeling.
  • Run the model.
  • Evaluate results for historical accuracy.
  • Adjust input data that is less-certain (this will likely be your rock parameters and reservoir geometry) and run your model until you have reached a satisfying current hydrocarbon in place (CHIP) map.
  • Based on your CHIP map, create depletion and secondary recovery plans.
  • Run primary and secondary recovery simulations until you reach an economically optimized plan.
  • Present your plan to management and bask in their praise.
  • Execute your plan and receive unending admiration and monetary compensation.