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E-320C - Reservoir Engineering Certification

E-320C - Reservoir Engineering Certification

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


    • Newly hired or 2-3 years experienced reservoir engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in Reservoir Engineering; geoscientists, petroleum engineers and production engineers moving towards Reservoir Engineering.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical and practical knowledge of fundamental concepts of Reservoir Engineering, through hands-on activities, case studies and projects, from static characterization to dynamic modeling of reservoirs and reserves evaluation.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe reservoir characterization and modeling workflow and perform related basic operations (data gathering, data QC),
  • discuss fundamental fluids properties and describe the PVT modeling process from experimental data,
  • discuss principles and theory of well testing and well test interpretation, identify main flow regimes and perform simple well test interpretation,
  • discuss the mechanisms of primary and secondary recovery and related performance,
  • discuss the mechanisms of Enhanced Oil Recovery and describe main EOR methods,
  • discuss the fundamental concepts of reservoir management and describe main monitoring techniques,
  • define reserves, resources and related classification and discuss about integrating risks and uncertainties into the evaluation,
  • discuss the fundamental concepts of dynamic reservoir simulation, build a simple reservoir simulation model (including data gathering, data QC) and carry out a simple reservoir simulation study (including technical and economic constraints input, history matching and production forecast) using a black-oil model.
Course Content


  • Lectures, hands-on activities and case studies are distributed in several modules of one to two-weeks long.
  • Training content presents a clear operational orientation in order for participants to get familiar with some specific techniques, via an extensive exposure to simulations on real cases allowing them to anticipate the problems they will have to cope with later on within their own projects.
  • The program begins with an insight into reservoir characterization and modeling in order to make the connection between reservoir geology and reservoir engineering.
  • Part 1: Fundamentals of reservoir geology (E-321) (15 days)
  • Introduction to Reservoir Characterization (E-200).
  • Petrophysics - Reservoir Properties from Cores & Logs Evaluation.
  • Reservoir Modeling Workshop (E-225).
  • Part 2: Fluids, well productivity & well testing (15 days)
  • Reservoir fluid properties (E-322).
  • Drilling & completion - Wellbore interface and well productivity (E-323).
  • Well Testing & Well Test Analysis (E-324).
  • Part 3: Drive mechanisms & reservoir management (14 days)
  • Drive Mechanisms - Enhanced Oil Recovery (E-325).
  • Reservoir Management Workshop (E-326).
  • Part 4: Reservoir simulation & final project workshop (20 days)
  • Dynamic Reservoir Simulation (E-327).
  • Final project - 2 weeks hands-on workshop (team work).
  • Presentation and jury.


  • Weekly knowledge assessment will be organized.
  • Initial evaluation and final test will also be organized at start and end of the program in order to assess participants’ learning curve and knowledge acquisition.


  • The training program ends with a project based on a real field case study.
  • Participants will be involved through a team work in a field development project allowing them to review, integrate and apply all their previously acquired knowledge.
  • Each team will defend the final results of its project in front of a jury composed of IFP Training instructors and possibly external experts.
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Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training with industry’s specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous hands-on activities and simulations based on real case studies.
  • Emphasis put on practical work to develop participants’ autonomy and capacity to make appropriate decisions.
  • Teamwork sessions will contribute to team-building, stimulating debates and communication between the trainees.
  • Case studies will be carried out using most popular industry’s software tools.
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Graduate Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in E-320C - Reservoir Engineering Certification.
  • Ready-to-use skills.