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Reservoir Engineering for Non-Reservoir Engineers (RES01)

  • 5-9 August 20195 daysVienna, AustriaCourse Fee: 3300 EUR + VAT
    Computer Fee: 250 EUR + VAT
  • 16-20 September 20195 daysAtyrau, KazakhstanCourse Fee: 3550 EUR
    Computer Fee: 250 EUR


This course introduces basic reservoir engineering concepts and methods to enable cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and experience. It provides the required input to help you understand questions crucial to the reservoir engineer: How much oil & gas is there (accumulation)? How much can be recovered (reserves)? How fast can it be recovered (rate)?

Course Level: Foundation
Instructor: Leonhard Ganzer

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A geoscientist or engineer with little or no reservoir engineering experience

How we build your confidence

  • Theoretical concepts illustrated during individual sessions are accompanied by working on practical problems to ensure a thorough understanding of the principles and procedures
  • Hands-on experience by solving classical reservoir engineering tasks on PC

The benefits from attending

By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • Single- and multi-phase fluid flow through porous media
  • Fluid phase properties during hydrocarbon recovery
  • Reservoir engineering concepts and terminology
  • How recovery factors and reserves are being estimated and predicted
  • Typical assumptions and simplifications required to predict reservoir performance


  • Introduction to the physics of petroleum reservoirs
  • Fluid properties in reservoir engineering - fluid types, phase behaviour, correlations, equations of state
  • Fundamental rock properties - porosity, wettability, capillary pressure, permeability, relative permeability and other concepts
  • Evaluation and recovery of oil and gas reserves - classification of reserves, recovery factors, volumetrics of oil and gas reservoirs
  • Material balance calculations
  • Oil-water displacement - mobility ratio, Buckley-Leverett, displacement efficiency
  • Well performance
  • Introduction to transient well test analysis
  • Decline curve analysis

Customer Feedback

"Very well structured course using examples to illustrate the different methods, solution-oriented; understandable also if you have not been working a lot with Reservoir Engineering before." - Petrophysicist at RAG

"Dr. Ganzer delivered the course content in a perfect pace. Everything was easy to understand and will be helpful in my job." - Geologist at Wintershall

"The instructor's way to present is outstandingly good. His ability to explain things and answer questions is simply excellent. The organisation of topics is very good and the content is excellently fitting to the title and subject of the course." - Lead Petrophysicist at OMV Tunisia




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