Reservoir Engineering Courses

  1. Basic Reservoir Engineering
  2. Rveservoir Simulation Strategies
  3. Applied Reservoir Engineering
  4. Gas Reservoir Management
  5. Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Analysis and Design
  6. Integrated Reservoir Modeling
  7. New Opportunities in Old Fields
  8. Oil and Gas Reservoir Evaluation
  9. Oil Recovery Enhancement Techniques
  10. Reservoir Characterization: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
  11. Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines
  12. Well Test Design and Analysis
  13. Reservoir Management
  14. Water Flooding A to Z
  15. CO2 Injection
  16. Advanced Reservoir Engineering
  17. Practical Analysis of Production Performance Curves
  18. Oil Well Field Study – Practical South Cameron Field Guide
  19. EOR Networks & Economics – principles & practices
  20. Basic Reservoir Engineering and New Opportunities in old Fields
  21. New Opportuninties in old fields and Integrated Reservoir Modeling
  22. Well Survelliance Principles and Reservoir Management
  23. Reservoir Simulation assessment and Reservoir Management
  24. Reservoir Management & Enhancement Oil Recovery Techniques
  1. Basic Reservoir Engineering

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for engineers, geologists, geophysicists, chemists, managers, supervisors, technical assistants, sales representatives, data processing personnel, and other support staff working with reservoir definition, development and production.

Learning Expectations:The Basic Reservoir Engineering Training Program covers the fundamentals of oil and gas reservoirs, the characteristics, definition, delineation, classification, displacement, development plan, and production. The program also covers oil and gas data collection and application for maximum well performance, estimation of oil-and-gas-in-place, and enhanced oil and gas recovery from reservoir wells. Several topics are covered including: reservoir rock properties, distribution of hydrocarbon fluids, hydrocarbon composition, properties and phase behaviour, gas reservoir engineering concepts, PVT parameters, basic laboratory experiments, reservoir fluid sampling, formation water properties, pressure regimes, fluid gradients and contacts, capillary pressures, surface tension, wettability, hydrocarbons-in-place estimation, uncertainties, probabilistic methods, relative permeability, movable oil, viscous flow, flow conditions, reservoir heterogeneity and sweep, general material balance equation, recovery factors and production forecasts

Duration: One Week

  1. Reservoir Simulation Strategies

Who Should Attend:This training course is ideal for reservoir and petroleum engineers who will be actively using reservoir simulation.

Learning Expectations:The Reservoir Stimulation Strategies training course is designed to give an introduction to the fundamental and practical aspects of modern reservoir simulation. Particular emphasis is placed upon the available data and its integration into a data set that reflects a coherent model of the reservoir. The course is organized in lecture sessions followed by practical sessions.

Duration: One Week

  1. Applied Reservoir Engineering

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers, geologists, geophysicists engineers or geoscientists who occupy the position of reservoir engineer.

Learning Expectations:This ten-day training course presents in-depth study of reservoir engineering. Numerous engineering practices are covered ranging from fluid and rock properties to simulation and field development planning. Reservoir engineering is also presented in the context of a modern, multi-disciplinary team effort using supporting computer technology. A variety of topics covered include: geology and reservoir development, reservoir rock properties, distribution of hydrocarbon fluids, hydrocarbon composition, properties and phase behaviour, gas reservoir engineering concepts, fluid sampling, logging, well testing, pressure tests, drawdown and build-up, PVT & fluid sampling, constant volume depletion, general material balance equation, recovery factors and production forecasts, constant composition expansion, differential liberation, stochastic and deterministic modeling, reservoir flow systems, capillary pressures, surface tension, wettability, relative permeability, application in reservoir simulation, production forecasts and decline curve analysis, viscosity and viscous fingering, determination of critical flow rates, oil and gas well testing and pressure analysis techniques, well inflow equations for stabilized flow conditions, water flooding, fractional flow curves and oil recovery, secondary recovery, new techniques & advances

Duration: Two Weeks

  1. Gas Reservoir Management

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for engineers actively involved with the operation and management of gas reservoirs; geoscientists working with gas reservoirs in field development and expansion planning would also benefit from attending this course.

Learning Expectations:This Gas Reservoir Management training course is designed to help students understand the engineering drivers on gas reservoir management and how a gas reservoir’s value can be maximized through sound engineering practices. A full spectrum of gas reservoir engineering techniques is addressed and their application to a large variety of gas resource management options is discussed.

Duration: One Week

  1. Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Analysis & Designs

Who Should Attend:This training course is made for geologists, reservoir engineers, production and completion engineers, and development, asset, and project managers.

Learning Expectations:The Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Analysis & Designs training course is designed as a companion course to Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Drilling and Completions. The complex, interdisciplinary decisions in advanced well projects are emphasized. This course stresses the effective identification of objectives and planning goals in the design evaluation process, the technical and economic assessment of risks and uncertainties, and the provision of flexible solutions.

Duration: One Week

  1.  Integrated Reservoir Modeling

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, petrophysicists or others involved in reservoir modeling.

Learning Expectations:This Integrated Reservoir Modeling training course covers all the topics from structural and geological modeling, estimation of reservoir petrophysical properties using geostatistical tools, up-scaling to simulator model and finally, proper history matching and future predictions in the presence of uncertainties. It is intended to expose various geoscientists and engineers to the entire process of integrated reservoir description and the geostatistical tools that can be used to achieve the goals. The course will develop improved appreciation of the other disciplines’ needs as well as the necessity of the feed back during the integration process.

Duration: One Week

  1. New Opportunities In Old Fields

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for reservoir and production engineers, development geoscientists, asset team leaders, acquisition & divestiture managers, and other technical personnel involved in evaluation and exploitation of reserves in mature fields.

Learning Expectations:This New Opportunities in Old Fields training course will cover how there is nearly always ‘upside’ in mature oil and gas fields that may be particularly profitable because of existing wells and infrastructure. The keys to successful exploitation of new opportunities include: recognition of the new opportunities; quantification of the reserves; evaluation of alternative methods of exploitation; and economic analysis of depletion scenarios. Case studies and class problems address each of these key items and illustrate how new opportunities can be recognized and evaluated for many different types of oil and gas reservoirs.

Duration: One Week

  1. Oil And Gas Reserves Evaluation

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed especially for geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers and managers involved in reserve reporting.

Learning Expectations:This Oil and Gas Reserves Evaluation training course covers methods for preparing reserve estimates, determine the impact of economics on those estimates and properly classify those reserves using the various reserve definitions. Case studies and class problems will be used to develop an understanding of those skills and include ethical issues that arise when calculating and reporting reserves. The various uses of reserve reports will be covered.

Duration: One Week

  1. Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques

Who Should Attend:This course is designed for engineers, professionals and managers responsible for sustaining or increasing oil and gas production and enhancing oil recovery from reservoirs under primary depletion, pressure maintenance by water or gas injection, and enhanced oil recovery schemes.

Learning Expectations:The Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques training course aims to provide such an understanding of the reservoir fundamentals and the important variables that influence the recovery process. It presents the subject material with a clear focus on: developing and producing the reservoir efficiently within its complexity constraints, harnessing energies available within the reservoir-aquifer-injection system, realizing technical benefits and application limitations of the various EOR methods, and selecting the optimum time window. This course covers the recovery improvement possibilities that present themselves at all stages in the reservoir life cycle. It thereby enables one to timely select the most beneficial method and set realistic expectations on production behavior changes and recovery improvement. The impacts of the selected method on personnel training, technology transfer, and facility modification are also covered.

Duration: One Week

  1. Reservoir Characterization: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, production engineers, petrophysicists, exploration and production managers, team leaders, and research scientists.

Learning Expectations:The Reservoir Characterization training course provides participants with skills on how to increase proven reserves, discover by-passed pay, reduce development time and costs, improve production rates, and rejuvenate old fields. The models developed during the course are based on the application of state-of-the-art technical applications within the framework of a multi-disciplinary team approach. The course is process-based and focuses upon: it is built around a preliminary map of the RC process built within MS Project; the process starts with defining the organizational objectives followed by setting up the team, confirming the assignment, reviewing the data, reconfirming/refining the assignment, building a static model, confirming the static model through multi-disciplinary data, building the dynamic model and presenting solutions.

Duration: One Week

  1. Reservoir Engineering For Other Disciplines

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for engineers and geoscientists working in an asset environment where they need to better understand the practices and limitations of the methods and procedures employed by the reservoir engineers with whom they work.

Learning Expectations:This Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines training course will require participants to have three or more years of technical experience in the upstream petroleum industry. This course gives the non-reservoir engineer a better understanding of reservoir engineering practices and limitations. The course is designed to provide a good understanding of reservoir engineering processes, the required data, and the limitations on the engineers’ analysis and interpretations. The course also provides persons who are already well trained in the other upstream petroleum industry technical disciplines with an understanding of the current state-of-the-art practice of reservoir engineering.

Duration: One Week

  1. Well Test Design Analysis

Who Should Attend:The Well Test Design Analysis training course is specially suitable for engineers and geoscientists who want to understand well testing principles and interpretation techniques to design, analyze, report, evaluate results or intelligently participate in the well testing process.

Learning Expectations:This training course program emphasizes the practical application of well test theory to the solution of real well testing problems from design through interpretation for oil, gas and water injection wells. Participants will be introduced to a systematic approach to well test analysis and will apply it using modern well test analysis software. Numerous data sets with non-ideal behavior will be reviewed and analyzed to allow participants to gain experience with real world problems.

Duration: One Week

  1. Reservoir Management

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for reservoir, production and operations engineers; geologists; geophysicists; managers; experienced technicians; and service company personnel responsible for improving the performance of petroleum reservoirs.

Learning Expectations:This Reservoir Management training course presents the principles of sound reservoir management with emphasis on practical applications. Actual case histories are used to study both successes and failures. An interdisciplinary synergistic approach to efficient reservoir management is detailed with the goal of optimized profitability. The significance of each component and the importance of timing and cost/benefit analysis are emphasized. Reservoir management models for optimum field development and field operating plans are analyzed. The interdisciplinary reservoir management approach shows how each technology or function contributes to the plan and how checks and balances are developed.

Duration: One Week

  1. Water-flooding A To Z

Who Should Attend:The Water-Flooding A to Z training course is designed for reservoir, production, facilities, research and development, and operations engineers who are involved with some aspects of a new or existing waterflood project; geoscientists and professionals who want to get a better feel for the entire process of planning, development, management, and recovery optimization of a waterflood project.

Learning Expectations:Waterflooding has long been proven as the simplest and the lowest cost approach to maintaining production and increasing oil recovery from an oil reservoir. This training covers all elements of a waterflood project from A to Z — from source water selection to produced water disposal and everything in between. Participants are grouped into small multi-disciplinary teams. All classroom discussions and problem-solving sessions are handled in an asset-management team format.

Duration: One Week

  1. CO2 Injection for Enhanced Oil Recovery

Who Should Attend:This training course is for Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Characterization, Field Exploitation, Geosciences, Engineers, managers and other personnel responsible or part of a multi-disciplinary team for sustaining or increasing oil and gas production and enhancing oil recovery from reservoirs under primary depletion, pressure maintenance by CO2 gas injection and enhanced oil recovery schemes.

Learning Expectations:This production technology training course has up to one-half of the original oil-in-place may remain in a reservoir as it reaches abandonment due to its economic limit. Injection of CO2 into mature oil reservoirs with the right conditions can result in enhanced oil recovery. There are also additional benefits resulting from global concerns over greenhouse gas emissions and other financial benefits. This program has been design to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to handle CO2 injection to optimize oil recovery. Participants learn to develop recovery expectations from reservoirs under primary depletion or pressure maintenance utilizing co2 gas injection. Participants will gain better understanding of the concepts, practices, benefits, and limitations of the CO2 gas injection and enhanced oil recovery schemes.

Duration: One

  1. Advanced Reservoir Engineering

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers, geologists, geophysicists engineers or geoscientists who occupy the position of reservoir engineer.

Learning Expectations:The advanced reservoir engineering training is a follow-up on the basic training. A variety of topics covered include: geology and reservoir development, reservoir rock properties, distribution of hydrocarbon fluids, hydrocarbon composition, properties and phase behaviour, gas reservoir engineering concepts, fluid sampling, logging, well testing, pressure tests, drawdown and build-up, PVT & fluid sampling, constant volume depletion, general material balance equation, recovery factors and production forecasts, constant composition expansion, differential liberation, stochastic and deterministic modeling, reservoir flow systems, capillary pressures, surface tension, wettability, relative permeability, application in reservoir simulation, production forecasts and decline curve analysis, viscosity and viscous fingering, determination of critical flow rates, oil and gas well testing and pressure analysis techniques, well inflow equations for stabilized flow conditions, water flooding, fractional flow curves and oil recovery, secondary recovery, new techniques & advances

Duration: One

  1. Practical Analysis of Production Performance Curves

Who Should Attend: This training course is ideal for Petroleum, Reservoir, Service Company Engineers, Geologists, Operations and Business Development Managers, Landmen, Consultants, Loan Officers and anybody working in the oil and gas industry who is interested in analyzing oil and gas performance data.

Learning Expectations: Practical Analysis of Production Performance Curves training course program is specially designed to provide attendees with knowledge and information required to become acquainted with not only the past but also current decline curve analysis methods. Single and dual fluid production systems are discussed. A variety of topics are covered in this training course program that include Introduction to decline curve analysis, definitions for the Arps exponential, hyperbolic and harmonic decline curves, difference between the nominal and continuous exponential declines, analysis of production histories, when and when not to apply decline curve analysis, production segments, Fetkovich transient and Arps decline curve analysis techniques, methods to amend a non-converging production curve to force it to the economic limit, re-initializing decline curves, material balance time – real time relationships, the Blasingame and Lee reserves plot, the Fetkovich – McCray type curve approach, analysis of performance histories, generation of relative permeability ratios from field data and the derivative approach to determine if water, interpretation of field curves and defining reservoir character, the affect of horizontal wells on performance history.

Duration:10 Days

  1. Oil Well Field Study – Practical South Cameron Field Guide

Who Should Attend: This training course is ideal for Petroleum, Reservoir, Service Company Engineers, Geologists, production and Operations personnel and anybody working in the oil and gas industry who is interested in analyzing oil and gas performance data.

Learning Expectations: Oil Well Field Study practical Guide from South Cameron Field uses an analysis of a ten well, sandstone oil reservoir conducted to show the participants how the great mass of information which is usually available can be reduced through an orderly examination to ultimately determine reserves, provide a field description and a estimate future performance estimates. A simplified practical and effective step-by-step approach for effective reservoir analyses is presented from geological and reservoir view starting with the collection of data to sort and classify into categories, well completion logs, production and pressure histories, test data, rock and fluid properties, structure maps, cross sections and fence diagrams, then original oil and gas in place volumes, structure, isopach and iso-volume maps and reservoir volumes, volumetric calculations, analysis of decline curves, material balance calculations, drive indices and their relative influences, analysis of decline curves, well performance calculations Material balance calculations, estimate future primary performance. The participants are furnished all requisite information at the beginning of the session.

Duration: 10 Days