Suncor's Firebag Project is one of the largest steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) projects in the world. As a powerful tool for decision-making in the field, the Firebag SAGD reservoir simulation platform is based on an in-depth understanding of physics that controls thermal recovery process and meets the need for a practical solution. In this platform, standardized inputs and workflows are developed, and a good agreement with field data is achieved for all Firebag SAGD operating pads with production history. The Firebag SAGD reservoir simulation platform promotes the capacity to address existing Firebag SAGD challenges, capture unique Firebag reservoir features, and support reservoir management and future pad development.
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