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E-300 - Introduction to Reservoir Engineering

  • Managers, engineers, technicians and Oil & Gas industry staff facing day-to-day Reservoir Engineering concerns: geoscientists, geo-information engineers, drilling/completion engineers and technicians, petroleum engineers, production engineers and technicians, economists etc.
  • This course provides participants with a general understanding of main Geosciences & Reservoir Engineering concepts and related data used in Oil & Gas fields development projects and the way these data are integrated.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the main steps of Oil & Gas fields exploration and development process,
  • describe petroleum systems, reservoir rocks and related fundamental properties and related techniques to get relevant information (core analysis, logs, well testing),
  • describe reservoir fluids and related fundamental properties,
  • describe main reservoir production mechanisms and related expected performance,
  • discuss the concept of reserves and the related concepts of uncertainties and economics criteria,
  • discuss how these data/concepts are used by multidisciplinary teams within field development projects.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Reservoir engineering workflow interactive presentation.
  • Interactive lectures, exercises and short movies.
  • Dynamic reservoir simulator overview.
  • Field case study workshop.

Reservoir engineering workflow 0.25 day
  • Introduction to E&P and Reservoir Engineering workflow through interactive teamwork.
Fundamentals of reservoir characterization 0.75 day
  • Petroleum geology:
  • Type of rocks.
  • Hydrocarbon genesis.
  • Petroleum systems.
  • Petrophysics:
  • Porosity, saturations, wettability, permeability.
  • Capillarity, capillary pressure, relative permeability.
  • Well logging and well logs interpretation:
  • Logging operations & log environment (borehole, invasion profile).
  • Fundamental equations for log interpretation in clean formations.
  • Main open-hole logs. Quick-look qualitative interpretation technique.
Fundamentals of reservoir engineering 2.5 days
  • Reservoir fluids properties (oil, gas, water):
  • Fluids composition (hydrocarbons).
  • Thermodynamics equilibrium. Phase envelope.
  • Main PVT parameters: FVF, Rs, GOR, etc.
  • Well Testing & Well Test Analysis:
  • Well and reservoir performance and the need for testing.
  • Practical well test operations: types of tests, well testing equipment.
  • Darcy's law, the diffusivity equation and typical flow regimes.
  • Productivity index, radius of investigation.
  • Well test interpretation: pressure curves analysis - pressure derivative.
  • Drive mechanisms:
  • Primary recovery: oil reservoirs (natural depletion, natural water drive) and gas reservoirs.
  • Secondary recovery: water flooding, gas injection.
  • EOR: miscible gas injection, chemical flooding, thermal flooding.
Case study: field development 0.5 day
  • Application to an oil field evaluation and development:
  • Identification of drive mechanisms.
  • Reserves estimation and field development set-up.
Fundamentals of reservoir simulation 0.5 day
  • Principles and objective of reservoir simulation:
  • Reservoir simulation models - Building the models.
  • Reservoir simulators - Black-oil, compositional, thermal, chemical, etc.
  • Reservoir simulation workflow.
  • Data review - History Match - Production Forecast.
  • Introduction to a reservoir simulator – ECLIPSE™:
  • Data set review - Grid - Petrophysical data - PVT data - Wells & production constraints.
  • Analyzing some simulation results on various reservoir models.
Reserves definition & classification 0.5 day
  • Reserves & resources:
  • Economics criteria.
  • Risks & Uncertainties.
  • Reserves & resources definition & classification.
  • Oil & Gas reserves. Some figures.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 18 - 22 Rueil €3,030 Online By email
Sep 25 - 29 Pau €3,030 Online By email