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E-360C - Reservoir Engineering Certification

  • Reservoir engineers and experienced technicians wishing to deepen their knowledge and skills in reservoir engineering; young engineers hired as reservoir engineers; geologists, geophysicists, reservoir geologists, production engineers moving towards reservoir engineering or involved in integrated reservoir studies and wishing to acquire a thorough knowledge of reservoir engineering
  • To provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to quickly integrate as a reservoir engineer the multidisciplinary teams involved in oil and gas reservoirs development and management projects
Learning Objectives
  • To understand and apply reservoir engineering techniques to draw up a reservoir development plan and to building a reservoir model
  • To understand and apply the techniques of reservoir modeling and to understand its relationship with reservoir engineering
  • To understand and apply the techniques used to build and operate a dynamic reservoir simulation model; to be able to perform a simple history match; to be able to forecast production and optimize a simple production scheme
  • To understand and apply the techniques for assessing the reserves while taking into account static and dynamic uncertainty; to be able to assess the impact of uncertainties on the evaluation of reserves and propose solutions to reduce them
  • To understand and apply mature reservoir management techniques
  • The training is open to applicants who can justify an engineer or master graduate diploma in geosciences, a cadration procedure or a validation of prior learning in the disciplines of the program. A first experience is not required but can facilitate learning
Ways and means
  • An important part of the training is dedicated to scenario-based activities on real cases
  • The practical work is preferred in order to develop one’s autonomy and capacity to choose and make decision
  • This personal work is accompanied by teamwork to discuss, to argue, to be able to communicate the results
  • The case studies are treated on software commonly used in the oil industry

Training for careers in reservoir engineering
  • Formal lectures, practical work, case studies are organized into modules lasting one to two weeks. The modules are designed to enable participants to confront scenarios allowing them to anticipate the problems they will face in their future activities
  • Characterization and static reservoir modeling; reservoir geology; petrophysics; logs
  • Drilling and completion; well testing and well test interpretation
  • Study of reservoir fluids properties; thermodynamic modeling
  • Drive mechanisms; enhanced oil recovery
  • Reserves assessment, reservoir management and uncertainties
  • Case study: evaluation of accumulation, identification of reservoir drive mechanisms, work out a development plan and evaluation of reserves
  • Dynamic Reservoir Simulation: building a model, history matching and optimization of a simple production scheme
  • Weekly continuous assessment
  • Test at the entrance and at the end of the training in order to map the progression of the course attendee
Final oral & jury
  • The program ends with a teamwork project on a real case study. Participants are put in situation of integration of the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program. The project results are the subject of an oral presentation in front of a jury