|Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR|
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|Well Test Design and Analysis - WTA|
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rosalind Archer, Iskander Diyashev, John Spivey
This course stresses practical application of well test theory to design and interpret pressure transient tests. An integrated approach to well test interpretation is emphasized throughout the course. Class exercises involving hand calculations and simple spreadsheet applications will reinforce the concepts illustrated by both synthetic data sets and real field examples. Participants will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they gain in this course to their job assignments upon course completion. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.
"It's an amazing course. The concepts, practicality, and field implementation are a perfect blend of WTA." - Senior Reservoir Engineer, Malaysia
"The number of exercises between lessons strengthened my understanding on the subject. " - Operation Petrophysicist, Malaysia
Engineers and geoscientists who want to understand well testing principles and interpretation techniques to design, analyze, report, evaluate results or intelligently participate in the well testing process. Previous experience in production and/or reservoir engineering is recommended. Previous experience in well testing is helpful but is not required.
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.
DR. JOHN P. SPIVEY has over 20 years experience in the petroleum industry, with interests in pressure transient analysis, production data analysis, reservoir engineering, continuing education, and software development. From 1984 to 1990, he worked for SoftSearch, Inc. (later Dwights EnergyData) developing petroleum economics and engineering software. In 1990, he joined S.A. Holditch & Associates (SAH), which was purchased by Schlumberger (SLB) in 1997. While at SAH/SLB he conducted reservoir simulation, gas storage, and tight gas application studies and taught industry short courses in well testing and production data analysis. He actively participated in on-going development of SABRE, SAH numerical reservoir simulator, and in research in techniques for production data analysis for gas wells. He also designed and developed PROMAT, an analytical production data analysis and forecasting program, and WELLTEST, an interactive pressure transient test analysis program. In 2004, he started his own reservoir engineering consulting company, Phoenix Reservoir Engineering, and software development company, Phoenix Reservoir Software, LLC, which provides PMTx, a software package for analyzing production and production log data and forecasting future performance for multilayer low permeability reservoirs. Since 1992, he has served as Visiting Assistant Professor or Adjunct Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in gas reservoir engineering and pressure transient analysis, and serving on several graduate student committees. He is the editor of the SPE Reprint Series Vol. 52, Gas Reservoir Engineering, and Vol. 57, Pressure Transient Testing, and coauthor of SPE Textbook Series Vol. 9, Pressure Transient Testing and has published numerous papers and articles in industry journals and trade publications. He received a BS Physics from Abilene Christian University, a MS in Physics from the University of Washington, a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
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.
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