Reserves Classification and Categorisation

HOT Engineering
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Upon request the course can be extended to 3 days
1,950 EUR
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Next available date: 20/04/2020 - Stavanger
Course Dates
20/04/2020   (English)
1,950 EUR
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Reserves Classification and Categorisation

Reserves Classification and Categorisation

The course provides the “big picture” on the concept for the classification and categorisation of petroleum resources and reserves. The “concept” has been elaborated in the industry guideline of Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) of SPE/AAPG/WPC/SPEE.

The course starts with an overview of the basic principles of classification and categorisation to technically recoverable volumes. Discussions of the commercial criteria, project maturity driven sub-classification, probability based categorisation and the summary of adequate applicability of resource estimation methods will follow. Recommendations to avoid resources classification and categorisation pitfalls that can easily result in biased reserve reporting are also made. The course concludes with an overview of petroleum resource portfolio management.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • A member of the board, committee or formal organisation in charge of petroleum resources and reserves estimation, classification and categorisation
  • Working in a company which declares the adherence to PRMS in resource estimation, reserves evaluation and reporting

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Training Course Content

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

  • The content beyond resource assessment terminologies
  • How commercial criteria are differentiating between Contingent Resources and Reserves
  • The rationale behind project maturity sub-classification and its alignment with decision stage-gates
  • The probabilistic and deterministic resource/reserve assessment approaches
  • Resource estimation methodologies and the pre-requisites of their application
  • Volume aggregations (projects - accumulation; projects - fields; projects - portfolio)


  • Classification of the technically recoverable volumes
    • The petroleum initially in place and the technically recoverable volumes
    • Resource classes (prospective, contingent, reserves)
    • The commercial criteria (economic viability, management engagement, marketability, availability of logistics, legal and social acceptance) 
    • The project maturity based sub-classification
    • Reserve status (undeveloped, developed)

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