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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Fundamentals of Field Development Planning (RILS)

This course is designed as an RILS course and it provides participants with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Field Development Planning by discussing the workflow and the main elements.  The plan is a document that is an output of a sequence of decision and discipline-based tasks designed to come up with a development plan.  It is, also, a basis for coming up with a robust and optimized way of developing, producing, and maintaining hydrocarbon resources.  A Field Development Plan forms an input for designing associated surface facilities. Combined documents, both subsurface and surface, form the basis for the financial decision.

The participants will be introduced to all of these concepts as they are applied to the process of coming up with a development plan in relation to the reservoir life cycle.  This course will acquaint engineers, geoscientists, and operating personnel with the basic techniques used by asset management teams

Day 1

Module 1 (2 Hours)

  • Field Development Planning Overview
  • Reservoir Management Concepts and Processes

Module 2 (2 Hours)

  • Integrated Reservoir Study - People and Skills
  • Essentials of Robust FDP
Day 2

Module 3 (2 Hours)

  • Risk Management Process
  • Field Development Planning Template

Module 4 (2 Hours)

  • Integrated Field Planning: Key Elements
  • Structural Framework
Day 3

Module 5 (2 Hours)

  • Elements of Static Model Building
    • o Depositional Systems
    • Petrophysics

Module 6 (2 Hours)

  • Elements of Static Model Building
    • o Geophysics
    • Property Modeling
Day 4

Module 7 (2 Hours)

  • Dynamic Model – Upscaling, Initialization, and Building

Module 8 (2 Hours)

  • Dynamic Model – History Matching
Day 5

Module 9 (2 Hours)

  • Dynamic Model – Predicting Performance
  • Surface Facilities

Module 10 (2 Hours)

  • Development Plan Optimization
  • Project Ranking
Day 6

Module 11 (2 Hours)

  • Expected Value

Module 12 (2 Hours)

  • Field Development at Different Stages of Reservoir Life Cycle
Day 7

Module 13 (2 Hours)

  • FDP Examples – Mature Field
  • FDP Examples – Waterflooding

Module 14 (2 Hours)

  • FDP Examples – New Field
  • Final Remarks
Learning activity mix

This course is designed to for multi-disciplinary asset teams of operating companies comprising of engineers, geoscientists, and managers who are involved in or will be involved in developing hydrocarbon resources

Engineering or Geoscience background

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