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ONLINE: Reservoir Engineering for Non-Reservoir Engineers (RES901)

  • 1-3 December 20203 daysVirtual instructor-led course, OnlineCourse Fee: 1475 EUR + VATCONFIRMED
  • 15-17 March 20213 daysVirtual instructor-led course, OnlineCourse Fee: 1475 EUR + VAT


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 Structure: 9 modules of 1½ hours each, delivered over 3 days
Each day will consist of 3 modules, split into units of 1½ hours, followed by a 20 min break.

Course Level: Foundation
Instructor: Leonhard Ganzer

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A geoscientist or petroleum 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:
  • Reservoir engineering concepts and terminology
  • Rock and fluid properties relevant for reservoir engineering methods
  • Single- and multi-phase fluid flow through porous media
  • How recovery factors and reserves are being estimated and predicted
  • Reservoir engineering methods to predict reservoir performance


  • Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs
  • Properties of Reservoir Rocks
  • Properties of Reservoir Fluids
  • Principles of Multi-phase Fluid Flow Through Porous Media
  • Hydrocarbon Volumetrics
  • Hydrocarbon Reserves Definitions
  • Material Balance Methods
  • Displacement Efficiency and Mobility Ratio
  • Decline Curve Analysis

Customer Feedback

“I liked the knowledge depth of the instructor and the ease with which he communicated and explained all the equations and formulae used during the training.” - Geologist at DEA

“Excellent training with excellent instructor.” - Petrophysicist at Groupement Berkine

“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.” - Petrophysicist at OMV




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