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Practical Reservoir Engineering (BACRES01LIC1)

  • 10 daysLicense period: 1 Month Course Fee: 650 EUR


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).

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

The benefits from attending

  • 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
  • List and discuss the main techniques for reserves estimation and their strengths and weaknesses. Discuss the concepts of performance trend analysis
  • 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)
  • Describe the concepts and techniques of well testing and pressure transient analysis. Demonstrate the application of the key interpretation methods (Saphir)
  • Appraise and justify the importance of formation evaluation as part of accessing and producing hydrocarbons; apply the principles of formation evaluation to field developments
  • Distinguish between IOR and EOR techniques and explain the principal methods employed in secondary and tertiary recovery
  • Explain the key concepts and models used in reservoir performance prediction. Demonstrate how to run pressures and rates forecasts (MBAL, Rubis)
  • Identify the main elements of a reservoir management strategy. Explain how uncertainties are mitigated and list key reservoir monitoring and surveillance techniques
  • 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
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