Reservoir Engineering (basic)
In the E&P business, integrated petroleum engineering
studies and field development plans are management tools which are
used to maximise economic production of hydrocarbons. Reservoir
engineers fulfil a key role in handling, analysing and interpreting
subsurface and production data at all stages of field development.
In this course fundamental concepts and a broad spectrum of modern
practical reservoir engineering methods are addressed. Extensive
use is made of practical and actual field problems to illustrate
Who should attend
Petroleum engineering team leaders, production- and reservoir
engineers, petrophysicists and geologists involved with exploration
and development of oil and gas reservoirs.
- Geometry of oil & gas accumulations
- 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
- Relative permeability, movable oil, mobility, drainage and
- Viscous flow, flow conditions.
- Reservoir heterogeneity and sweep.
- Recovery drive-energy, general material balance equation,
recovery factors and production forecasts.
- Radial differential fluid flow equation.
- Introduction to analysis and interpretation of pressure tests:
drawdown and build-up.
- Skin: source and how to minimize it.
Learning, methods and tools
At the end of the course participants will be able to understand
the physics of oil and gas fields, apply reservoir engineering
methods and appreciate the construction and use of reservoir
models. They will have acquired the skills necessary for estimation
of petroleum reserves, development planning and to assess
uncertainties. Practical experience will be obtained in integrated
field development work by addressing pertinent problems in study