Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Reservoir Engineering ,
E&P Introduction and Fundamentals
Duration3 Days

Introduction to Reservoir Engineering

Introduction to Reservoir Engineering covers the fundamentals, with a primary focus on understanding fluid flow in porous media.  Participants will learn reservoir engineering based on the application of analytical techniques.  Applied work sessions (Excel) and participant presentations (PowerPoint) are key cornerstones that will help participants gain confidence in using the methods taught during the course.  Several case studies will be used to show the importance of reservoir engineering.

Key reservoir engineering concepts such as reservoir drive mechanisms, volumetrics, petroleum fluid properties and recovery factors will be introduced as tools.  Typically, over 30 percent of the course will be “learn by doing", which includes workshops, participant presentations, and group discussions.


  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Fundamentals & Darcy’s Law 

    • Fundamentals of reservoir phase behavior
    • Reservoir fundamentals of fluid flow
    • Darcy’s Law

    Participants will be given a brief introduction to the course and what they can expect.  During this day fundamentals of reservoir phase behavior and fluid flow will be discussed.  Participants will also be introduced to Darcy’s Law.

    Day 2

    Well and Reservoir Concepts 

    • Fluid statics and fluid distribution
    • Reservoir drive mechanisms
    • Oil and gas well performance
    • Oil displacement concepts
    • Hydrocarbon reserves volumetric method

    On this day, participants will be introduced to fluid statics and distribution along with reservoir drive mechanisms.  Oil and gas well performance will also be discussed.  Oil displacement concept and hydrocarbon reserves volumetric methods will key concepts also covered.

    Day 3

    Well Testing and Analysis

    • Well Decline Curve Analysis
    • Material Balance Concepts
    • Principles Of Well Testing
    • Development of Diffusivity Equation

    Participants will learn about well decline curve analysis and other material balance concepts.  They will also be discussing the principles of well testing during this day.  Participants will also learn about the development of the diffusivity equation and how to use it. 

  • Audience

    This three-day course is designed for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists working in exploration and exploitation.

  • Prerequisites

    A technical degree

  • Prerequisites

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