IRM - Integrated Reservoir Management


Who should attend?

  • This course provides, through a multidisciplinary approach, an in-depth understanding of key concepts and mechanisms of reservoir development and management, from exploration and field development to field operations and enhanced oil recovery.
Public :
  • High-potential E&P professionals, future managers of E&P assets and activities, providers of integrated E&P services petroleum engineers, geoscientists, well engineers, project managers, business unit leaders.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Production geology.
      • Petrophysics: rock properties (porosity, saturation, permeability) and their interactions with fluids.
      • Well logging and well log interpretation.
      • Fluid properties: PVT oil, gas and water.
      • Wellbore interface and wellbore treatment. Well performance.
      • Well testing and well test analysis.
      • Drive mechanisms:
      • Primary recovery: natural depletion of Oil & Gas fields related performance.
      • Secondary recovery: immiscible water and gas injection in oil fields and related performance.
      • Enhanced Oil Recovery: miscible gas injection, chemical flooding or thermal process.
      • Reserves evaluation and classification.
      • Risks and uncertainties assessment.
      • Development project & planning. Decision making process.
      • E&P economics & contracts. Economical criteria.
  • FIELD CASE STUDY (Imperial College)

      • Development and application of a reservoir simulation model for reservoir management, including up scaling, history matching, and reservoir performance prediction, field development planning and simple economic analysis.
      • UK field development project.
      • Field trip to the Wessex basin.
      • Group-based computer-aided exercise covering the development and monitoring of a large oil field.
      • Data analysis, development of a reservoir simulation model, including upscaling and history matching.
      • Application of model to identify an optimum field development plan with simple economic evaluation.

      • Production logging.
      • Time-lapse seismic.
      • Decline curve analysis.
      • Special case of unconventional reservoirs.
      • Condensate gas reservoir development:
      • Reminders about gas reservoirs.
      • Reservoir performance modeling and optimization.
      • Well performance.
      • Integrated production modeling and optimization using IPM™ suite industrial software.
      • Offshore oil reservoir development:
      • Data QC.
      • Estimate of accumulation.
      • Drive mechanisms identification and assessment.
      • Initial development. Primary recovery. Secondary recovery. Water injection, gas injection. WAG (option).
      • Optimization of wells location while taking into account technical and economic constraints (production flowrates, workover, platform/subsea wells, surface fluids treatment/management etc.).
      • Optimization of injection flowrates and cycling periods (option).
      • Uncertainties assessment.
      • Conclusions and FDP recommendation.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss the workflow for developing and managing Oil & Gas fields,
  • discuss and apply best practices for developing and managing Oil & Gas fields through hands-on workshops and case studies,
  • maximize value creation of Oil & Gas assets by optimizing technical and economic resources while taking into account uncertainties.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive course with actual case studies.
  • Animation by E&P senior experienced lecturers.
  • A field trip in Wessex (England) followed by two weeks course in Imperial College (London) focused on field development optimization.
  • A condensate gas reservoir integrated project focused on integrated production management and related tools.
  • A final project focused on an FDP optimization including uncertainties assessment with a presentation to a jury.
  • Software used during workshops: with courtesy of Beicip-Franlab, Kappa Engineering and Schlumberger.
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