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Reservoir Engineering for Petroleum Geologists
- INSTRUCTOR :
- Richard G. Green, Independent Consultant, California, MO
- June 10 - 11, 2013
- Norris Conference Center, Fort Worth, TX
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day after 5/13/2013. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to course notes.
No refunds for cancellations after 5/13/2013.
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for personnel who wish to acquire a broad understanding of the factors that influence the production of oil and gas from reservoirs. The course presents information that can be applied to geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, land management specialists, and managers with no previous training in reservoir engineering. It can also serve as an introductory course for engineers who have not had previous training in reservoir engineering.
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Know the language and terminology of reservoir engineering allowing better interdisciplinary communication.
- Have the skills to integrate production data with geologic data and use the combination to enhance interpretation and potentially discover untapped reserves.
- Understand the rock properties that control production performance and use that knowledge to better explore and develop reservoirs and fields.
- Understand the various reservoir drive mechanisms, the expected recovery ranges from those mechanisms, and the secondary and tertiary methods employed to enhance recoveries from reservoirs.
The basic purpose of every individual in a producing company is the same: to find and produce oil and gas in an efficient manner to the economic benefit of the company. A reservoir engineer cannot predict the production performance of an oil reservoir with any degree of certainty without a knowledge of the physical characteristics - the geology - of that reservoir.
Neither can the geologist describe the physical characteristics of a reservoir and be sure of his work without considering the producing characteristics as evidenced by production and pressure data. This course is an attempt to bridge that particular chasm, being an introductory description of the field and techniques of petroleum reservoir engineering.
The course will cover:
- Reservoir Rock Properties; as porosity, fluid saturations, and permeability.
- Reservoir Fluid Properties; as fluid types, reservoir oil, reservoir gas.
- Reservoir Fluid Flow; as Darcy's law, reservoir drive mechanism.s
- Reservoir Production Evaluation Techniques; as volumetric calculations, material balance, decline curves and deliverability.
- Well Testing and Sampling; as well stabilization and conditioning, pressure measurements, well completion techniques.
- Reservoir Exploitation and Recovery Enhancement; as secondary and tertiary recovery, reservoir simulation.
- Economics; as reserve classification, product pricing, economic components.
Reservoir engineering can be defined as the design and evaluation of field development and exploitation processes and programs. As such, it can overlap the fields of geology, drilling and completion, production engineering, and reserves and evaluation. Therefore, some of each of these fields are included, but the major emphasis is on the techniques and methods utilized to characterize and predict the flow of fluids within petroleum reservoirs under natural depletion and various secondary and tertiary recovery operations.