Mature Fields - Subsurface Issues

MATFILD-EN-A
E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of methods and issues related to the reevaluation of mature hydrocarbons fields (brown fields) in order to optimize the production and increase the reserves.
Public :
  • Geoscientists, reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers and asset managers involved in managing and optimizing mature fields.

Level : Discovery

Course Content

  • PRINCIPLES OF RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT

      • Introduction to field redevelopment study.
      • Reserves evaluation.
      • Understanding the reservoir production energy.
      • Development using proven strategies.
      • Reservoir monitoring and data acquisition.
      • Application of improved recovery techniques.
      • Exercises.
  • RESERVES ESTIMATIONS, PROBLEMS IDENTIFICATION

      • Performance analysis and criteria for performance analysis methods.
      • Identifying shut-in or low PI’s wells.
      • Analyzing the surface gathering network and identifying the main bottlenecks.
      • Defining a monitoring plan.
      • Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) techniques.
      • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques.
      • Exercises.
  • PRINCIPLES OF RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES - CASE STUDIES

      • Case study 1: Development of a reservoir with excessive gas production.
      • Case study n°2: Development of tight oil reservoirs (improved techniques).
      • Case study 3: Development of a mature field (proven strategies).
  • PROJECT ECONOMICS & RISK EVALUATION

      • Fundamentals of petroleum economics.
      • Economic evaluation criteria.
      • Uncertainty analysis and quantification.
      • Risk analysis and management.
      • Exercises.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss and apply the principles of reservoir management; learning how to conserve the reservoir energy, implementing the proven strategies, applying the energy (advanced) technologies for field development,
  • discuss and apply the economical criteria and procedure for selecting a development plan.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive courses and exercises.
  • Various case studies allowing to apply the principles of reservoir management.
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