Decline Curves Analysis

RENG/DCA

Who should attend?

  • This course provides an extensive and practical knowledge for analyzing production data using decline curve analysis techniques, both classical and modern in order to make production forecast and reserve estimation.
Audience :
  • Reservoir engineers and petroleum engineers who are responsible for making production forecasts using decline curves analysis.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION ANALYSIS

      • Principles of production analysis - Reminders about flow regimes.
  • TRADITIONAL DECLINE CURVE ANALYSIS - ARPS DECLINE CURVE ANALYSIS

      • Exponential decline.
      • Hyperbolic decline.
      • Harmonic decline.
      • Arps type curves.
      • Power function analysis for b>1.
  • FETKOVICH DECLINE CURVES ANALYSIS

      • Principle and equations - Fetkovich dimensionless variables.
      • Fetkovitch type curves and decline curve analysis.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BLASINGAME DECLINE CURVE ANALYSIS

      • Principle and equations - Blasingame dimensionless variables.
      • Blasingame type curves and decline curve analysis.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • apply the fundamental concepts of decline curve analysis and Arps decline curves analysis for reserves evaluation during boundary dominated flow regime,
  • apply Fetkovich decline curves analysis and related type curves and assess the effects of transient regime,
  • discuss principles of Blasingame decline curves analysis and related advantages by respect to Arps & Fekovitch decline curves analysis.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive lectures and exercises.