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E-320C - Reservoir Engineering Certification

  • Newly hired or 2-3 years experienced reservoir engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in Reservoir Engineering: geoscientists, petroleum engineers and production engineers moving towards Reservoir Engineering
  • To provide a comprehensive, theoretical and practical knowledge of fundamental concepts of Reservoir Engineering, through hands-on activities, case studies and projects, from static characterization to dynamic modeling of reservoirs and reserves evaluation
Learning Objectives
  • To describe reservoir characterization and modeling workflow and perform basic operations concerning static data gathering and QC and static reservoir modeling
  • To list reservoir fluids, explain their related fundamental PVT properties and describe the process of building a PVT model for reservoir simulation using experimental data
  • To discuss the principles and theory of well testing and well test interpretation, identify main flow regimes and perform simple well test interpretation
  • To explain the natural mechanisms of production of oil and gas reservoirs and discuss their related performance
  • To discuss the mechanisms of secondary recovery through water and non-miscible gas injection and related performance
  • To discuss the mechanisms of Enhanced Oil Recovery and describe main EOR methods
  • To discuss the fundamental concepts of reservoir management, include each reservoir management component within the workflow, and describe main monitoring techniques in order to apply IOR / EOR methods during reservoir life
  • To define reserves, resources and related classification and discuss about integrating risks and uncertainties into reserves evaluation
  • To discuss the fundamental concepts of dynamic reservoir simulation, build a simple reservoir simulation model (including data gathering, data QC) and carry out a simple reservoir simulation study (including technical and economic constraints input, history matching and production forecast) using a black-oil model
Ways and means
  • An important part of the formation is dedicated to hands-on activities and simulations on real cases
  • Emphasis is put on practical work to develop participants’ autonomy and their capacity to make appropriate decisions
  • Both personal and group work will contribute to team-building, stimulating debates and communication
  • Case studies will be are carried out using most popular industry’s software tools

Training on reservoir characterization and reservoir engineering disciplines
  • Lectures, hands-on activities and case studies are distributed in several modules of one to two-weeks long
  • Training content presents a clear operational orientation in order for participants to get familiar with some specific techniques, via an extensive exposure to simulations on real cases allowing them to anticipate the problems they will have to cope with later on within their own projects
  • The program begins with an insight into reservoir characterization and modeling in order to make the connection between reservoir geology and reservoir engineering
  • Part 1: Fundamentals of reservoir geology (E-321) (15 days)
  • Introduction to Reservoir Characterization (E-200)
  • Petrophysics – Reservoir Properties from Cores & Logs Evaluation
  • Reservoir Modeling Workshop (E-225)
  • Part 2: Fluids, well productivity & well testing (15 days)
  • Reservoir fluid properties (E-322)
  • Drilling & completion – Wellbore interface and well productivity (E-323)
  • Well Testing & Well Test Analysis (E-324)
  • Part 3: Drive mechanisms & reservoir management (14 days)
  • Drive Mechanisms – Enhanced Oil Recovery (E-325)
  • Reservoir Management Workshop (E-326)
  • Part 4: Reservoir simulation & final project workshop (20 days)
  • Dynamic Reservoir Simulation (E-327)
  • Final project – 2 weeks hands-on workshop (team work)
  • Presentation & jury
Knowledge assessment
  • Weekly knowledge assessment will be organized
  • Initial evaluation and final test will also be organized at start and end of the program in order to assess participants’ learning curve and knowledge acquisition
Project report defence and jury
  • The training program ends with a project on a real field case study
  • Participants will be involved through a team work in a field development project, thus allowing them to review, integrate and apply all previously acquired knowledge
  • Each team will defend the final results of its project in front of a jury composed of IFP Training instructors and possibly external experts
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 11 - Dec 08 Rueil €35,520 Online By email