Graduate Certificate

Reservoir Characterization & Modeling Certification


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive, practical knowledge of reservoir characterization and modeling workflow, via hands-on activities and case studies with the aim of bridging the gap between static geological characterization and dynamic reservoir behavior.
Public :
  • Geoscientists, engineers newly hired or 2-3 years experienced, experienced technicians involved in multidisciplinary teams, willing to widen their knowledge and acquire practical know-how in geological modeling.

Prerequisite :
  • Engineering or geoscience degree or equivalent professional experience, with basic knowledge in reservoir modeling.

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.

      • Introduction to reservoir characterization. (1 week)
      • Well logging & qualitative log interpretation. (1 week)
      • Stratigraphy and sedimentology of siliciclastic reservoirs. (1 week)
      • Seismic interpretation and attributes analysis workshop: qualitative and quantitative methods. (1 week)
      • Petrophysical properties: core, log and test data integration for reservoir modeling. (1 week)
      • Fundamentals of facies analysis & rock-typing. (1 week)

      • Geological modeling workshop for integrated reservoir studies. (2 weeks)
      • Hydrocarbons accumulations, reserves estimation, risk analysis and uncertainties. (1 week)
      • Naturally-fractured reservoirs: static and dynamic modeling. (1 week)
  • Part 3: FINAL PROJECT WORKSHOP (2 weeks)

      • Final project. Hands-on workshop (team work). (2 weeks)
      • Presentation and jury.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the analysis methods and techniques applied to reservoir modeling with related challenges,
  • analyze and interpret a dataset and integrate it in order to elaborate a reliable static model,
  • build a consistent geological static model with heterogeneities affecting fluid flow and production,
  • assess the uncertainty and risks in order to reduce them and thus optimize investments.

Ways & Means

  • Hands-on activities and simulations on real cases.
  • Emphasis on practical work to develop participants’ autonomy and appropriate decisions.
  • Both personal and group work, team-building, group discussion in results and workflows.
  • Software tools used in the petroleum industry.
  • Software used during workshops: with courtesy of Beicip-Franlab, Schlumberger.


  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A is delivered Graduate Certificate.
  • An expertise confirmed in Reservoir Characterization & Modeling .
  • Ready-to-use skills.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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