Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - In House Training

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5 days
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Corporate Training for Teams

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Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - In-house training by PetroSkills

This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. The modern team approach to reservoir characterization describes productive zones more reliably through the integration of disciplines, technology and data. Increase your proven reserves, discover by-passed pay, reduce development time and costs, improve production rates, and rejuvenate old fields through the skills learned in this course. The models developed during the course are based on the application of state-of-the-art technical applications within the framework of a multi-disciplinary team approach. The course is process-based and focuses upon: - Understanding the applicability of the measurements and interpretations from the participant's discipline to other adjacent disciplines - Understanding information from other disciplines and the uncertainties and risks involved in its gathering/interpretation - Awareness of the latest technologies and working principles evolving on the "cutting edge" of the industry - Managing a large complex project to solve business problems in the most efficient manner - particularly when working in a difficult environment (multi-disciplinary teams, bosses outside your expertise, cross purposes from disciplines, etc) - Working with multiple working hypotheses throughout the project until conclusively proven otherwise Reservoir characterization is the process between the discovery phase of a property and the reservoir management phase. The process integrates the technical disciplines of geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, production engineering, petrophysics, economics, and data management. Key objectives of reservoir characterization focus on modeling each reservoir unit, predicting well behavior, understanding past reservoir performance, and forecasting future reservoir performance. Such factors, in addition to staffing needs and expenditures, assert a strong impact on plans for the development and performance of a field. This course illustrates the reservoir characterization process so that each member of the RC team and each of its customers (other departments and management) can appreciate the resulting interpretations and may even contribute to building the RC model. The value of modern team practices related to corporate efficiency is demonstrated. Case studies of multi-disciplinary reservoir characterization applications allow participants to benefit from "best practices" that have been gathered from the industry. Numerous team exercises provide hands-on practice to understand the needs of other professionals to collect data, integrate data across disciplines, and appreciate the needs of other disciplines and to develop new reservoir characterization skills. Innovative data sheets are provided to the students to categorize their interpretations within the context of the RC problem. The course is built around a preliminary map of the RC process built within MS Project

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Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Utilize the tools and techniques of the reservoir engineer
  • Apply the principles of reservoir engineering
  • Develop reservoir, well performance and asset management options
  • Training Course Content

    This in-house training programme can be customised to meet your specific requirements. It typically covers:

    • Distribution of reservoir properties: Structure, fluid contacts, water saturation, and pressure
    • Rock properties: Porosity, permeability, capillary pressure, and relative permeability
    • Fluid properties: Phase behavior of reservoir fluids, properties of gas, oil and water, PVT sampling and PVT laboratory reports
    • Volumetric calculation of initial hydrocarbons in place: Oil in place, gas in place, addressing uncertainty using probabilistic methods, reserve booking practices, and reservoir recovery efficiencies
    • Material balance methods: Oil reservoir material balance, Havlena Odeh method, gas material balance, volumetric, compaction, water drive and compartmentalized reservoirs
    • Fluid flow and well performance: Radial and linear flow, transient, pseudosteady state, steady state flow regimes, productivity of vertical and horizontal wells
    • Aquifer influx
    • Immiscible displacement: Fluid displacement process, fractional flow, Buckley Leverett, Welge, water under running and gas overriding
    • Coning and cusping: Description of process, critical rates, using horizontal wells
    • Reservoir types and drive mechanisms: Gas reservoirs: volumetric, water drive and compaction drive - Oil Reservoirs: solution gas drive, water drive, water flood, gas cap expansion, combination drive, naturally fractured and critical reservoir fluid reservoirs
    • Reservoir simulation: Why simulate, types of simulators and simulation models, setting up a simulation model, conducting a simulation study
    • Field development planning: Characteristics, planning tools, deliverability issues, determining a well count and rate forecast

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    PetroSkills - Oil & Gas Training Courses

    PetroSkills was founded in 2001 as an alliance between BP, Shell and OGCI, aiming to accomplish a mission of vital importance for the future of the Oil & Gas industry. PetroSkills provide high quality professional training and courses that are...

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