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Introduction to Reservoir Engineering - Remote training


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a general understanding of main Geosciences & Reservoir Engineering concepts and data used in multidisciplinary Oil & Gas fields development projects and the way these data and concepts are integrated.
Public :
  • Technicians, engineers, managers and Oil & Gas industry staff facing day-to-day Geosciences and Reservoir Engineering concerns.

Level :Awareness

Prerequisite :
  • No pre-requisistes are necessary to follow this course.

Course Content


      • Introduction to E&P and reservoir engineering workflow through interactive work.

      • Petroleum geology:
      • Type of rocks.
      • Hydrocarbon genesis.
      • Petroleum systems.
      • Rock properties and petrophysics:
      • Cores and coring operations.
      • Porosity, permeability, saturations.
      • Capillary pressure, wettability, relative permeability.
      • Well log interpretation:
      • Logging operations and log environment (borehole, invasion profile).
      • Fundamental equations for log interpretation in clean formations.
      • Main open-hole logs. Quick-look qualitative interpretation technique.
      • Reservoir fluids properties (oil, gas, water):
      • Fluids composition (hydrocarbons).
      • Thermodynamics equilibrium. Phase envelope.
      • Main PVT parameters: FVF, Rs, GOR, etc.

      • Well testing and well test analysis:
      • Well and reservoir performance and the need for testing.
      • Darcy's law, diffusivity equation and typical flow regimes.
      • Productivity index, radius of investigation.
      • Well test interpretation: pressure curves analysis, pressure derivative.
      • Drive mechanisms:
      • Primary recovery: oil reservoirs (natural depletion, natural water drive) and gas reservoirs.
      • Secondary recovery: water flooding, gas injection.
      • EOR: miscible gas injection, chemical flooding, thermal flooding.

      • Principles and objective of reservoir simulation:
      • Reservoir simulation models - Building the models.
      • Reservoir simulators - Black-oil, compositional, thermal, chemical, etc.
      • Reservoir simulation workflow.
      • Data review. History match. Production forecast.
      • Introduction to a reservoir simulator:
      • Data set review. Grid. Petrophysical data. PVT data. Wells and production constraints.
      • Analyzing some simulation results on various reservoir models.

      • Reserves and resources:
      • Economics criteria.
      • Risks and uncertainties.
      • Reserves and resources definition and classification.
      • Oil & Gas reserves. Some figures.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the main steps of Oil & Gas fields exploration and development workflow,
  • describe petroleum systems, reservoir rocks and the corresponding fundamental properties as well as the related techniques to get relevant information (core analysis, logs, well testing),
  • describe reservoir fluids and the corresponding fundamental properties,
  • describe main reservoir production mechanisms and the related expected performance,
  • describe the concepts of resources and reserves and the related concepts of risks and uncertainties and economical evaluation.

Ways & Means

  • E&P and Reservoir Engineering workflow interactive presentation.
  • Interactive lectures, exercises and short movies.
  • Dynamic reservoir simulator overview.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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