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Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

Course Ref: OG.8

Course Subject: Oil and Gas

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Who should attend?

  • Professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers
  • Exploration, development and production geoscientists
  • Petrophysicists
  • Well engineers
  • Process engineers, Chemical engineers and Facilities engineers
  • Production drilling engineers
  • Economists
  • Commercial personnel

Learning Objectives

  • To provide a comprehensive overview of key reservoir engineering concepts
  • To provide an overview of fluid properties and their behaviour under changing conditions
  • To provide an overview of material balance calculations which rely on PVT data
  • To understand the concept of fluid flow in porous media and permeability and Darcy’s Law
  • To review of well testing and the analysis of pressure data, one of the main sources of permeability estimates
  • To understand what the reservoir engineer has to deliver – production forecasts and resource estimates
  • To gain an understanding of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • To understand the nomenclature and terminology used in the industry

Course Content

Reservoir Fluids and Reservoir Rock Properties

  • Types of reservoir fluids
  • Phase behaviour
  • PVT measurements
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Permeability and Darcy’s law
  • Sources of permeability data
  • Capillary pressure
  • Relative Permeability Data

Material Balance Equation (MBE), Well Testing and Pressure Transient Analysis for Oil and Gas Reservoirs

  • General form of MBE for hydrocarbon reservoirs
  • Driving Mechanisms for oil and gas reservoirs
  • Oil reservoirs: MBE for solution gas drive, gas cap drive and water drive reservoirs
  • Gas reservoirs: MBE for gas expansion, water drive and over-pressured gas reservoirs
  • The importance of well testing
  • Well test operations
  • Transient flow / semi-steady state flow
  • Pressure Transient Analysis for oil and gas wells
  • Build-up, drawdown, fall off, multi-rate and interference tests
  • Test design and interpretation

Reserves Estimation and Production Forecast

  • Reserves, contingent resources and prospective resources estimation.
  • Volumetric method
  • Decline Curve Analysis
  • Material balance calculations
  • Reservoir simulation
  • The concept of integrated production modelling (IPM)

Field Development and the Implementation of EOR techniques

  • The integrated approach for oil and gas fields development and the role of the reservoir engineer
  • Reservoir Performance Evaluation
  • Assessment of the need of EOR techniques
  • Secondary and tertiary EOR techniques
  • EOR selection and implementation
  • Case Studies