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E-220C - Reservoir Characterization & Modeling Certification

E-220C - Reservoir Characterization & Modeling Certification

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


    • Newly hired or 2-3 years experienced engineers wishing to increase their knowledge, geoscientists, or experienced technicians involved in multidisciplinary teams, willing to widen their knowledge and acquire practical know-how in geological modeling.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive, practical knowledge of reservoir characterization & modeling workflow, via hands-on activities and case studies with the aim of bridging the gap between static geological characterization and dynamic reservoir behavior.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the analysis methods and techniques applied to reservoir modeling together with related challenges,
  • analyze and interpret a dataset from a specific basin and integrate the data in order to elaborate a reliable static model,
  • build a consistent geological static model which takes into account and integrates all heterogeneities that might affect fluid flow and production,
  • know how to model a clastic, carbonate and/or a fractured reservoir,
  • assess the uncertainty and risks in order to reduce them and thus optimize investments.
Course Content


  • Lectures, hands-on activities and case studies are distributed in several modules of 1-2 weeks long.
  • Training content presents a clear operational orientation in order for participants to get familiar with specific techniques via an extensive exposure to simulations on real cases allowing them to anticipate the problems they will have to cope with later in their own projects.
  • Part 1: Reservoir characterization tools
  • Introduction to reservoir characterization (E-200).
  • Well logging & qualitative log interpretation (E-123).
  • Stratigraphy and sedimentology of siliciclastic reservoirs.
  • Fundamentals of facies analysis & rock typing (E-222).
  • Seismic interpretation & attributes analysis workshop: qualitative and quantitative methods (E-223).
  • Part 2: Reservoir modeling and volumetrics
  • Petroleum geostatistics (E-224).
  • Geological modeling workshop for integrated reservoir studies (E-225).
  • Hydrocarbons accumulations, reserves estimation, risk analysis & uncertainties (E-226).
  • Naturally-fractured reservoirs: static & dynamic modeling (E-227).
  • Petrophysical properties: core, log & test data integration for reservoir modeling (E-228).
  • Part 3: Final project workshop
  • Final project. Hands-on workshop (team work).
  • Presentation & jury.


  • Weekly knowledge assessment will be conducted.
  • Initial evaluation test at the beginning of the training and final assessment test at the end of the program to assess participants’ learning curve and knowledge acquisition.


  • The training program ends with a project on a real case. Participants are involved in a simulated situation and their mission is to summarize, integrate and apply acquired knowledge. Each team will present final results of project to a jury.
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Ways & Means
  • An important part of the formation is dedicated to hands-on activities and simulations on real cases.
  • Emphasis is put on practical work to develop participants’ autonomy and their capacity to make appropriate decisions.
  • Both personal and group work will contribute to team-building, to stimulate debating and communicating about results.
  • Case studies are carried out on most popular software tools used in the petroleum industry.
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Graduate Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in E-220C - Reservoir Characterization & Modeling Certification.
  • Ready-to-use skills.