RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering
Course overview
Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering provides a comprehensive overview of key reservoir engineering concepts.
The course begins with an overview of fluid properties and their behaviour under changing conditions; this is followed by an overview of material balance calculations which rely on PVT data. The next concept is fluid flow in porous media, which introduces permeability and Darcy’s Law. This leads on to a review of well testing and the analysis of pressure data, one of the main sources of permeability estimates. The next two topics cover what the reservoir engineer has to deliver – production forecasts and resource estimates. The final topic will be Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR).
The course is designed for
Professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, economists, petrophysicists and geoscientists who have just started working in an integrated subsurface team.
Course overview
Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering provides a comprehensive overview of key reservoir engineering concepts.
The course begins with an overview of fluid properties and their behaviour under changing conditions; this is followed by an overview of material balance calculations which rely on PVT data. The next concept is fluid flow in porous media, which introduces permeability and Darcy’s Law. This leads on to a review of well testing and the analysis of pressure data, one of the main sources of permeability estimates. The next two topics cover what the reservoir engineer has to deliver – production forecasts and resource estimates. The final topic will be Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR).
The course is designed for
Professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, economists, petrophysicists and geoscientists who have just started working in an integrated subsurface team.
Course outline
Fluid properties
Fluid flow in porous media
Two phase flow
Well testing

Production forecasting
Resource categories
EOR

Digital Core Analysis and its Application to Reservoir Engineering
Course overview
The course will start with a review of fundamental, so that the basic physical laws governing flow and transport  at the small scale  are properly understood. Then the latest developments in imaging and modelling technology will be reviewed. The emphasis will then be on the prediction of multiphase flow  capillary pressure and relative permeability. Attendees will understand how to use these quantities for the design and interpretation of fieldscale recovery and how to use numerical prediction as a complement to direct experimental measurements.
The course will not only introduce digital rock physics, but will educated participants in the deeper and richer appreciation of multiphase flow properties and their impact on the fieldscale recovery enabled by this technology.
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and petrophysicists, and any other scientists and engineers interested in flow and transport processes in porous media.
Course objectives
This course will provide an indepth description of digital core analysis with an emphasis on fundamentals and practical applications. The course will allow reservoir engineers and petrophysicists to make the best use of the latest imaging and modelling technology to complement traditional measurements, and to use the results intelligently to predict and interpret fieldscale recovery.
Course overview
The course will start with a review of fundamental, so that the basic physical laws governing flow and transport  at the small scale  are properly understood. Then the latest developments in imaging and modelling technology will be reviewed. The emphasis will then be on the prediction of multiphase flow  capillary pressure and relative permeability. Attendees will understand how to use these quantities for the design and interpretation of fieldscale recovery and how to use numerical prediction as a complement to direct experimental measurements.
The course will not only introduce digital rock physics, but will educated participants in the deeper and richer appreciation of multiphase flow properties and their impact on the fieldscale recovery enabled by this technology.
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and petrophysicists, and any other scientists and engineers interested in flow and transport processes in porous media.
Course objectives
This course will provide an indepth description of digital core analysis with an emphasis on fundamentals and practical applications. The course will allow reservoir engineers and petrophysicists to make the best use of the latest imaging and modelling technology to complement traditional measurements, and to use the results intelligently to predict and interpret fieldscale recovery.
Course outline
Recap of the fundamentals
Displacement processes and link to wettability and multiphase flow Direct computation of flow and transport in segmented images

Prediction of relative permeability and capillary pressure
Threephase relative permeability Consequences for largescale recovery Perspectives and future of digital rock technology 
Reservoir Analysis  Field Study Workshop
Course overview
The workshop is designed to apply commonly available oil field data to describe and forecast future performance from an actual oil field example.
The participant is provided with a data set to describe reservoir limits, ultimate primary recovery under the current well setup and then provide recommendations for additional development.
These data are a structure map and type log, porosity and permeability information, pressure and production history and well test data.
Available information & field data
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course overview
The workshop is designed to apply commonly available oil field data to describe and forecast future performance from an actual oil field example.
The participant is provided with a data set to describe reservoir limits, ultimate primary recovery under the current well setup and then provide recommendations for additional development.
These data are a structure map and type log, porosity and permeability information, pressure and production history and well test data.
Available information & field data
 Log surveys and completion logs
 Maps  structure, isopach maps and cross sections
 Oil, gas and water production records
 Pressure records and production test data
 Static bottom hole pressures
 Productivity index and open flow potential test data
 Rock properties
 Log analyses
 Special core analysis
 Reservoir fluid properties
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course outline
Resevoir rocks
Fluid properties
Rock properties
Reservoir pressures and volumes
Decline curves
Oil reservoirs

The Material Balance Equation
Oil well performance
Inflow Performance for Damaged Wells
Future Performance Predictions
Stiles prediction method
Water influx effects 
Gas Reservoir Engineering
Course overview
Each subject is developed along the following outline. Fundamentals to develop an understanding of the principles, pertinent equations are highlighted and an example problem worked to illustrate the application to reservoir analysis.
Lastly class problems are available for each participant to practice the solution and analysis process.
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course overview
Each subject is developed along the following outline. Fundamentals to develop an understanding of the principles, pertinent equations are highlighted and an example problem worked to illustrate the application to reservoir analysis.
Lastly class problems are available for each participant to practice the solution and analysis process.
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course outline
Fluid analysis

Gas well testing

Advanced Reservoir Engineering
Course overview
This course provides an extended review of the practical aspects for analyzing an oil or gas reservoir. The course provides the participant employed at the operational level basic calculation sets to determine inplace oil or gas volumes, reservoir continuity and study production history to forecast future oil, gas and water production rates.
The fundamentals of each subject are developed, underlying assumptions and utility discussed, after which an example problem is worked to illustrate the principle. Work problems are addressed at the end of the class period. All calculations can be carried out with a hand held calculator or spread sheet.
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course overview
This course provides an extended review of the practical aspects for analyzing an oil or gas reservoir. The course provides the participant employed at the operational level basic calculation sets to determine inplace oil or gas volumes, reservoir continuity and study production history to forecast future oil, gas and water production rates.
The fundamentals of each subject are developed, underlying assumptions and utility discussed, after which an example problem is worked to illustrate the principle. Work problems are addressed at the end of the class period. All calculations can be carried out with a hand held calculator or spread sheet.
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course outline
Reservoir rocks and framework

Inflow performance

Reservoir Evaluation  Decline Curve Analysis
Course overview
This popular course explores Reservoir engineering in relation to decline curves and the types of decline curves used and how they are applied throughout the industry.
The proposed discussion and workshop consists of 6 major subjects with attendant work problems.
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course overview
This popular course explores Reservoir engineering in relation to decline curves and the types of decline curves used and how they are applied throughout the industry.
The proposed discussion and workshop consists of 6 major subjects with attendant work problems.
 Begin with the Arps curves. They are simply equations of a line but the shape of the curve can infer meaning to the depletion process.
 Geology and changes within the producing system can profoundly affect production rate and expected reserves. The practical aspects of analyzing production are discussed and illustrated.
 Smoothing techniques may aid in the interpretation process.
 Of particular interest is Horner/ material balance time concept and normalizing pressures when available.
 Applying the quadratic equation calculation allows one to introduce the concept of substituting (FTHP’s) to replace static pressures when calculating (OGIP) in a gas reservoir’
 The technique for concurrently studying multiple coordinate system plots is introduced.
 The session discusses a variety of flow systems encompassing vertical and horizontal wells and unfractured and fractured conditions. Plotting and analysis methods for analyzing these different situations are developed.
 The basic development of both Fetkovich and Blasingame type curves are discussed.
 The last segment discusses analyzing two phase flow production since one cannot apply normal Arps curve analysis methods for this case. The trend of the fluids producing ratio are of paramount importance in this case.
 Each section contains problems which the participant can work outside of class. The solutions of which are discussed at the beginning of the next session.
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course outline
Introduction to decline curves

Interpretation of field curves

Waterflood and Field Study Workshop
Course overview
This course is designed to cover the fundamentals involved in evaluating the waterflood potential for a reservoir. Concurrent with the discussion of fundamentals, data for an example reservoir is presented to the class. The field study is analyzed to determine the waterflood potential as the course progresses and additional knowledge is acquired by the student. By the end of the evaluation process each participant understands the interplay and integration of reservoir parameters involved for a proper study.
A structure map, well files, production and pressure histories, fluid analysis, well tests and rock properties are given out at the beginning of the class along with course notes. All of these data are commonly available at the field level. Each task requires retrieval of information from the data set to study, draw conclusions and include into the evaluation puzzle. The instructor of the course explains in detail during these work periods.
Tasks cover a variety of interests from, reserves estimates, reservoir extent and continuity, future oil and water producing rates to develop a picture of the subsurface. On the other hand, project implementation often requires surface facility additions such as water injection and pump pressure requirements, affects of plugging which are included in the task list.
Discussions by the lecturer develop the fundamentals which must form the basis for the analysis, along with example problems to show the utility of the concept. Each participant will then apply these ideas to fulfill assigned tasks in the reservoir analysis example.
Go/No Go decision points are included along the way as knowledge is gained through the analysis. Reserves potential and oil and water rates are forecasted but of equal importance proposed well locations, new drills and workovers, expected additional processing facilities, water injection rates and pressures are forecast to complete the plan.
All calculations can be completed with a calculator even though a spreadsheet helps.
The waterflooding course can be divided into either a 3 or 5 day short course. The three day course discusses the fundamentals of reservoir and performance analysis while the 5 day course includes a case history study of an actual reservoir evaluation using data generally located in well files and production records.
Reservoir workshop
The workshop applies commonly available oil field data to describe and forecast future performance from an actual oil field example.
The analysis process is designed around twenty some odd tasks which must be completed in order to analyze reservoir behavior and in the end recommend methods for increasing recovery.
Each task covers a different aspect of the total reservoir evaluation process. A discussion of each principle is developed and discussed before an analysis of a particular task is attempted by the participant.
Available information & field data
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course overview
This course is designed to cover the fundamentals involved in evaluating the waterflood potential for a reservoir. Concurrent with the discussion of fundamentals, data for an example reservoir is presented to the class. The field study is analyzed to determine the waterflood potential as the course progresses and additional knowledge is acquired by the student. By the end of the evaluation process each participant understands the interplay and integration of reservoir parameters involved for a proper study.
A structure map, well files, production and pressure histories, fluid analysis, well tests and rock properties are given out at the beginning of the class along with course notes. All of these data are commonly available at the field level. Each task requires retrieval of information from the data set to study, draw conclusions and include into the evaluation puzzle. The instructor of the course explains in detail during these work periods.
Tasks cover a variety of interests from, reserves estimates, reservoir extent and continuity, future oil and water producing rates to develop a picture of the subsurface. On the other hand, project implementation often requires surface facility additions such as water injection and pump pressure requirements, affects of plugging which are included in the task list.
Discussions by the lecturer develop the fundamentals which must form the basis for the analysis, along with example problems to show the utility of the concept. Each participant will then apply these ideas to fulfill assigned tasks in the reservoir analysis example.
Go/No Go decision points are included along the way as knowledge is gained through the analysis. Reserves potential and oil and water rates are forecasted but of equal importance proposed well locations, new drills and workovers, expected additional processing facilities, water injection rates and pressures are forecast to complete the plan.
All calculations can be completed with a calculator even though a spreadsheet helps.
The waterflooding course can be divided into either a 3 or 5 day short course. The three day course discusses the fundamentals of reservoir and performance analysis while the 5 day course includes a case history study of an actual reservoir evaluation using data generally located in well files and production records.
Reservoir workshop
The workshop applies commonly available oil field data to describe and forecast future performance from an actual oil field example.
The analysis process is designed around twenty some odd tasks which must be completed in order to analyze reservoir behavior and in the end recommend methods for increasing recovery.
Each task covers a different aspect of the total reservoir evaluation process. A discussion of each principle is developed and discussed before an analysis of a particular task is attempted by the participant.
Available information & field data
 Log surveys and completion logs
 Maps  structure, isopach maps and cross sections
 Oil, gas and water production records
 Pressure records and production test data
 Static bottom hole pressures
 Productivity index and open flow potential test data
 Rock properties
 Log analyses
 Special core analysis
 Reservoir fluid properties
The course is designed for
Reservoir engineers and professionals who work in collaboration with reservoir engineers, including well engineers, facilities engineers, process engineers, petrophysicists and geoscientists.
Course outline
Reservoir rocks and framework

Inflow performance
