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Reservoir Engineering for Geoscientists

GeoLogica Limited
Course summary
5 days
Corporate Training for Teams
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Course description

Reservoir Engineering for Geoscientists

The course examines reservoir engineering processes, techniques and terminology, particularly those that interface with geoscience activities. The material is structured around the three-part process of building a reservoir model: (1) building a static model to identify the main flow units, (2) developing a dynamic model to predict fluid flow in the reservoir, and (3) implementing a life-of-field reservoir management plan to maximize economic recovery. Numerous examples illustrate the use of subsurface data and the techniques employed during the construction of a reservoir model. The focus is on the principles rather than the detailed work of the reservoir engineer; the use of complex mathematics is avoided.

The manual will be provided in digital format and you will be required to bring a laptop or tablet computer to the course.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The course is aimed at geoscientists, petrophysicists and others who interface with reservoir engineers on a regular basis, as well as anyone who wishes to obtain an understanding of reservoir engineering techniques.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Effectively interact with reservoir engineering colleagues.
  • Interpret original fluid contacts, understand saturation vs height relationships and estimate original hydrocarbon in-place volumes for oil and gas reservoirs.
  • Differentiate the physical and chemical properties of hydrocarbons and their description through phase diagrams.
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of well tests and their analysis.
  • Analyze production performance and describe production enhancement techniques.
  • Contrast static and dynamic reservoir models and assess the merits of reservoir numerical simulation.
  • Assess the value of reservoir management for forecasting production profiles and maximizing economic hydrocarbon recovery from a producing field over the complete life cycle.
  • Examine the controls on fluid flow in the reservoir and reservoir drive mechanisms.

Training Course Content

Basic Reservoir Rock and Fluid Description

  • Controls on fluid flow in the reservoir
  • Defining fluid contacts and estimating volumetrics
  • Reservoir fluid properties
  • Well test analysis

Dynamic Behaviour of Reservoir Fluids

  • Material balance and fluid displacement
  • Dynamic well performance
  • Reservoir simulation

Measuring Reservoir Performance and Reservoir Management

  • Reservoir monitoring
  • Production
  • Enhanced oil recovery techniques

Course delivery details

5 days; a mix classroom lectures (60%), case studies (20%) and exercises (20%).

About provider

Providing world-class training for the energy industry, GeoLogica is an experienced team with an extensive network of tutors and instructors on their books. Their expertise spans both subsurface training for the oil and gas industry, as well as training aimed...


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GeoLogica Limited

Oxford Point, 19 Oxford Road
BH8 8GS Bournemouth Dorset

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