Course Price: € 650

This extensive course covers all the fundamental concepts of reservoir engineering plus practical applications in software tutorials (MBAL and KAPPA workstation). Topics include; reservoir engineering objectives, fluid and rock properties, well inflow performance, fluid flow in porous media, reservoir drive mechanisms, performance trend analysis, rate transient analysis, material balance and analytical aquifers, reserves estimation, well testing and pressure transient analysis, formation evaluation, improved and enhanced oil recovery, reservoir performance prediction and reservoir management and surveillance. You will also explore unconventional reservoir analysis and applications. IChemE accredited course (70 CPD hours).

Who’s it for?

. . . anyone keen to learn about how the fundamental concepts of reservoir engineering are applied in commercial software.

Course Price

€ 650

Course length

10 days classroom equivalent.

  1. Identify key reservoir rock and fluid properties from surface and down-hole measurements and explain their application in reservoir engineering. Explain how fluid flows in the reservoir and describe the use and application of relative permeability curves for multi-phase flow
  2. List and discuss the main techniques for reserves estimation and their strengths and weaknesses. Discuss the concepts of performance trend analysis
  3. Explain the principle and limitations of the material balance method and the influence of drive mechanisms on the recovery factor. Build a material balance model for a new oil field development. Perform history matching and run production forecasts (MBAL)
  4. Describe the concepts and techniques of well testing and pressure transient analysis. Demonstrate the application of the key interpretation methods (Saphir)
  5. Appraise and justify the importance of formation evaluation as part of accessing and producing hydrocarbons; apply the principles of formation evaluation to field developments
  6. Distinguish between IOR and EOR techniques and explain the principal methods employed in secondary and tertiary recovery
  7. Explain the key concepts and models used in reservoir performance prediction. Demonstrate how to run pressures and rates forecasts (MBAL, Rubis)
  8. Identify the main elements of a reservoir management strategy. Explain how uncertainties are mitigated and list key reservoir monitoring and surveillance techniques
  9. Explain how unconventional reservoir analysis differs from traditional methods. Illustrate with practical applications for field performance matching and prediction (Citrine, Topaze)

1. Introduction to Reservoir Engineering

2. Units review

3. References and Resources

4. Fluid Properties

5. Rock Properties

6. Relative permeability and fractional flow

7. Well inflow performance

8. Fluid Flow in Porous Media

9. Reservoir Drive Mechanisms

10. Performance Trend Analysis

11. Introduction to Material Balance

12. Material Balance for oil reservoirs

13. Material Balance for gas reservoirs

14. Summary of Material Balance

15. Introduction to analytical aquifer models

16. Reservoir modelling workshop (MBAL)

17. Introduction to Well Testing

18. Pressure Drawdown Analysis

19. Pressure Buildup Analysis

20. Type Curves

21. Introduction to PTA workshop (Saphir)

22. Reserves Estimation

23. Well logging and formation evaluation

24. Improved and Enhanced oil recovery (IOR/EOR)

25. Reservoir performance prediction

26. Introduction to reservoir simulation workshop (Rubis)

27. Unconventional Reservoir Analysis

28. Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)

29. Unconventional reservoir performance analysis workshop (Citrine and Topaze)

30. Reservoir management and surveillance

    • Courses:

      On completion of the final course exam you will receive a certificate of completion of your course. Recognised by major players in the industry across the world, these certificates will help to confirm your training record and your progress within the profession. Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) approved training course.

    • Skills and competencies:

      Digital badges are awarded upon the successful completion of a set of skills (micro-credentials) that form a competency set for Production and Reservoir Engineers.

    • Earn credits towards a Masters Degree in Petroleum Production Engineering.

      Upon successful completion of a module (set of courses), a certificate will be issued. This can be used as evidence for requesting module exemption under Robert Gordon University’s Recognition of Certified Prior Learning (RCPL) when applying for entry to the M.Sc. in Petroleum Production Engineering. Please note undertaking these Baobab courses does not guarantee RPCL.

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