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|Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR|
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rosalind Archer, Iskander Diyashev, Curtis Golike, Mason Gomez, W. Greg Hazlett, Richard Henry, Helmy Sayyouh, George Slater
Basic Reservoir Engineering is a course designed to help the participants develop a more complete understanding of the characteristics of oil and gas reservoirs, from fluid and rock characteristics through reservoir definition, delineation, classification, development, and production. Data collection, integration, and application directed toward maximizing recovery and Net Present Value are stressed. Basic reservoir engineering equations are introduced with emphasis directed to parameter significance and an understanding of the results. For nearly 30 years this has been one of our most popular and successful courses.
This course is also available in a blended, virtual format via PetroAcademy
The Basic Reservoir Engineering course includes class exercises designed to be solved by hand with a calculator. For those who prefer to use spreadsheets to do the calculations, participants are welcome to bring their own laptop computers.
"I thought the content was spot-on." - Exploration Geoscientist, United States
"The way it was given caught everyone's attention and was interactive." - Wellsite Engineer, Denmark
"The supplemental decline curve section was very worthwhile." - Geologist, United States
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, engineering trainees, technical managers, technical assistants, technicians, chemists, physicists, technical supervisors, service company personnel, sales representatives, data processing personnel, and support staff working with reservoir engineers and wanting to understand the process of reservoir definition, development, and production, or engineers newly placed in a reservoir engineering position that want a first reservoir engineering course at the Basic level.
You Will Learn:
DR. ROSALIND ARCHER is Professor of the Mighty River Power Chair in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering as well as Head of the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She is also Director of Auckland Geothermal Institute. She has received several awards including the Supreme Excellence in Teaching Award within the Faculty of Engineering. She is an accomplished technical writer, collaborator and editor with over 25 articles published in the last five years. Dr. Archer has taught courses on Well Testing, Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Simulation and PVT Analysis for industrial clients including Chevron/Schlumberger, Chevron, China, ONGC, Petronas, Yukos Petroleum, PTT Exploration and Schlumberger. She directs her own consulting practice undertaking technical work, expert witness work and training for a wide range of clients. She has performed technical work for Todd Energy, Shell Todd Oil Services, Austrial Pacific Energy, Greymouth Petroleum, Mighty River Power, Genesis Energy, Scott Hawkins (USA) and Sigma Energy (USA). She holds PhD and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and a BE degree in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland.
DR. ISKANDER DIYASHEV is a director and a co-founder of Petroleum and Energy Technology Advisors, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm based in Houston, Texas, focused on drilling, completion and stimulation (www.1penta.com). Prior to that Dr. Diyashev was an officer and a board member with Independent Resource Development Corporation, based in Moscow with operations in Western Siberia Russia. Dr. Diyashev was responsible for the planning of field development, reserves evaluation and addition, planning of exploration activities, as well as engineering and technology. In 2001-2006 Dr. Diyashev served as a Chief Engineer for Sibneft, one of the largest integrated oil companies in Russia with a daily production of 700,000 BOPD.
During his career, Dr. Diyashev worked in R&D, consulting, and the service and production sides of the business both in Russia and internationally. Prior to his work with Sibneft, Dr. Diyashev was one of the key Schlumberger specialists to start the horizontal drilling project in Noyabrsk Western Siberia. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and advanced degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has authored 30 technical papers. Dr. Diyashev is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE International), and on the boards of various private E&P, service and engineering firms in the petroleum industry. Twice in his career Dr. Diyashev was elected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer of the SPE, in 2005-06, and in 2017-18.
MR. CURTIS L. GOLIKE is an Independent Petroleum Engineering consultant operating out of Golden, Colorado. In addition to his consulting business - James Peak, he acts as the Managing Director of two US prospect generating companies, Emerald Peak Associates and Low Capex Reserves. He has 38 years' experience working for three global oil and gas companies. His specific contributions are in the areas of revitalizing old fields, remote and startup operations, petroleum economics, and introducing new reservoir management technologies internationally. His personal skills are in team development, specifically international cross cultural project teams of industry professionals. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Texas and Colorado. He received a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and an Executive MBA from UCLA Business School.
MR. MASON GOMEZ is the PetroSkills Technical Director for the Production and Completions discipline and the Reservoir Engineering discipline. He is a Licensed Petroleum Engineer (LA#26131) with 26 years diversified experience including: production/reservoir engineering, offshore field development/mature field optimization, shale play drilling/ completions, Operator/Service Company employment, Engineering, Sales, Operations Management, Human Resource Development, and Project Management roles. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
DR. W. GREG HAZLETT is Vice President of PetroSkills where he designs competency-based training programs, evaluates course materials and instructors, teaches training courses, and consults on technical issues. Prior to joining OGCI, he was Vice President of a consulting firm, where he was in charge of the petroleum and geological engineering consulting group. He specializes in performing reservoir characterization, engineering and simulation studies. Studies include deep-water Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields, a granite gas reservoir offshore India, and steamfloods in California. Dr. Hazlett has also worked for Mobil as a drilling engineer, and for Texaco as a steamflood project manager in Colombia, and as a reservoir and simulation engineer in both research and Kuwait operations. He was a Lecturer at Texas A&M University and an Associate Professor at New Mexico Tech, and has published on petroleum engineering topics, served as SPE coordinator for the Reservoir, Gas Technology, and Fluid Mechanics and Oil Recovery Processes committees, and has testified as an expert witness. Dr. Hazlett has BS, MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.
Mr. RICHARD HENRY is an independent reservoir simulation specialist who is either out on a sailboat or teaching for PetroSkills in his spare time. He has degrees in industrial and petroleum engineering, and has performed over fifty reservoir engineering studies over two decades on a variety of different simulation platforms, field sizes and reservoir types. Before discovering simulation, he audited reserves of oil and gas fields in Latin America and West Africa, and ran multi-national, multi-disciplinary field optimization teams for Texaco. Mr. Henry holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
DR. HELMY SAYYOUH is the professor of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt. He was the chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Department, and an active member in the Faculty Council at Cairo University, the Research Center Council and the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Engineering Sciences at King Saud University (Elsevier publications). Since 1986, he has been a Consultant Engineer in the areas of petroleum reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, and reservoir simulation. In 1998, 2001 and 2006 he was awarded the distinguished prize of post-graduate studies supervision from the CAPCU-Cairo University. In 1998 and 2008 he was awarded an appreciation certificate for the significant contributions to the engineering profession. He has taught petroleum engineering courses at, King Saud University, and Cairo University. He was offered a visiting professor at the Petroleum Engineering Department, the University of New South Wales at Australia. Dr. Sayyouh has been involved in many consulting projects with SANCST (Saudi Arabia), Bin Ali Oil Corporation (Libya), General Petroleum Company (Egypt) and Giesum Oil Company (Egypt). He has supervised tens of Ph.D. and M.Sc students and has published more than 120 technical papers at international conferences and bulletins. His biography appeared in the 16th Edition 1999, of the Who's Who in the World. He has a BSc and a MSc in Petroleum Engineering with a PhD from Penn State in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering as well as a Post Doctorate Fellowship from West Virginia.
DR. GEORGE E. SLATER is an instructor/consultant with over 45 years' experience as an engineer and professor. In addition to creating software systems used worldwide to integrate engineering and geological data, he has worked in various management positions as a reservoir engineer, and taught at Pennsylvania State University. He has authored a number of papers on Reservoir Simulation and engineering problems, and is a 46-year member of the Society of Professional Engineers of AIME. He received a BA in Arts and Letters with MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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