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Oil & Gas Training
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Reservoir Engineering for Non-Reservoir Engineers

This course 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.

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


Module 1: Reservoir Engineering Overview

Module 2: Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Phase behavior (Part 1)

Module 3: Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Phase behavior (Part 2)

Module 4: Darcy's Law and Fundamentals of Fluid Flow in Porous Media

Module 5: Reservoir Rock Properties

Module 6:

  • Fluid Statics and Distribution
  • Reservoir Drive Mechanisms

Module 7: Oil and Gas Well Performance

Module 8: Oil Displacement Concepts

Module 9: Hydrocarbon Reserves Volumetric Estimation Method
Module 10: Material Balance Concepts

Module 11: Decline Curve Analysis

Module 12: Principles of Well Testing

This course is designed for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists working in exploration and exploitation

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