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E-001C - IRM - Integrated Reservoir Management

E-001C - IRM - Integrated Reservoir Management

45 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • 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.


  • Proficiency
  • 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.
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.
Course Content


17 days

  • 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)

13 days

  • 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.


15 days

  • 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.
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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.
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in E-001C - IRM - Integrated Reservoir Management.
  • Ready-to-use skills.