Fee: US $ 2950.00
This course offers the know-how knowledge to make the every day decision-making become simple:
How to plan data acquisition
What kind of data is needed
How to use the data as a reservoir management tool
How to increase ultimate recovery & projects’ NPVs
The theory concepts will be covered to assist reservoir and exploitation engineers to effectively understand
and perform their main tasks; determine oil and gas reserves and maximize hydrocarbon recovery under primary, secondary and tertiary schemes with emphasis on the bottom line results.
Other topics such as well test analysis, horizontal well applications, and reservoir drives will be covered. Interesting class examples using actual field data will reviewed.
A detailed course hand-out which is an excellent reference, will be provided.
This course is aimed at reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers/technologists,
and geologists who are involved in the area of field development and exploitation.
– Origin of the solar system and depositional environments
– Geologic cycle/time and types of reservoir rocks.
– Main elements of petroleum reservoirs: hydrocarbon migration & traps.
– Porosity types, permeability: relative, absolute, effective.
– Rock wet ability and capillary pressure (class problem).
– Hydrocarbon classifications.
– Fluid behaviors; oil and gas physical properties (class problem).
– Fluid sampling and PVT analysis.
Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
– Primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery schemes.
– Performance characteristics of different reservoir drive mechanisms.
– Volumetric, material balance, and probabilistic methods (class problem).
– Decline analysis (class example).
– Empirical (Russian method !) and statistical method.
Flow in Porous Media
– Darcy equation and boundary conditions.
– Inflow performance relationship (IPR), and well allowable.
– Test objectives (well, reservoir) and types of tests.
– Buildup analysis (skin factor, reservoir press, boundaries) (class problem).
– Reservoir limit and gas well testing.
Water Coning and Water Influx
– Time to break-through and critical rate determination.
– Estimate of water influx (steady-state and unsteady- state methods).
Secondary and Tertiary Recovery Schemes
– Review and screening of EOR schemes.
– Scheme planning and design.
– Performance and recovery factor prediction.
Coalbed Methane (CBM)
– Gas content in CBM and reservoir characteristics.
– Production mechanism and reserves determination.
Horizontal Well Applications
– Well productivity and reserves estimate methods (case study).
– How to minimize geologic, drilling, and completion risks.
– Reserves estimate methods. Closing remarks and question period.