Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE Virtual

DISCIPLINE: Reservoir Engineering
 
LEVEL: Foundation
 

DURATION: 32 hours instructor-led (virtual), plus approximately 88 hours self-paced work

INSTRUCTORS:

Mr. Curtis Golike
Mr. Richard S. Henry
Dr. Mohan G. Kelkar
 
 
TUITION: $6,730 USD
 

This workshop will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy™ providing participants with the knowledge they need at their convenience. PetroAcademy™ FAQ

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Applied Reservoir Engineering Blended Program represents the core of the PetroSkills’ reservoir engineering program and the foundation for all future studies in this subject. Numerous engineering practices are covered, ranging from fluid and rock properties to simulation and field development planning. Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel to perform calculations and make graphs is desirable. Reservoir engineering is also presented in the context of a modern, multi-disciplinary team effort using supporting computer technology.

DESIGNED FOR

Engineers or geoscientists performing reservoir engineering tasks for their asset team

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - CORE MODULES

  • THIS IS RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
  • RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES
  • RESERVOIR FLUID
  • RESERVOIR MATERIAL BALANCE
  • DECLINE CURVE ANALYSIS AND EMPIRICAL APPROACHES
  • RESERVES AND RESOURCES
  • PRESSURE TRANSIENT ANALYSIS
  • RATE TRANSIENT ANALYSIS
  • RESERVOIR FLUID DISPLACEMENT
  • ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY
  • RESERVOIR SIMULATION
  • RESERVOIR SURVEILLANCE
  • RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT

This skill module is an introduction to the blended version of the Applied Reservoir Engineering course.

 

You will learn:

 

  • About the Principal Tasks of a Reservoir Engineer
  • About the Principal Tools of a Reservoir Engineer
  • How this course is organized to cover these topics

You will learn:

 

  • Different types of rocks
  • Primary rock properties from a reservoir engineering point of view
  • How rock properties are measured
  • How rock property values are interpolated/extrapolated throughout the reservoir

You will learn how to:

 

  • Describe how fluids change in response to changes in pressure and temperature
  • Define the engineering properties of reservoir fluids
  • Describe the make-up of reservoir fluids
  • Describe how fluids are sampled
  • Describe how fluid properties are measured in the laboratory

This Reservoir Material Balance Core module covers the basics of material balance. The topics included are drive mechanisms, principles of material balance, how to develop equations, and application of the material balance equation.

 

You will learn how to:

 

  • Describe the purpose of the material balance technique to estimate the initial hydrocarbons in place

  • Differentiate between volumetric analysis and material balance technique

  • State the basic principle of material balance analysis

  • Describe the principles behind material balance equation

  • Identify the data that is needed to apply the material balance equation and the uncertainties associated with collecting such data

  • Identify the purpose of the modified black oil model in material balance equation

  • State the assumptions involved in applying the material balance equation

  • Identify the limitations of material balance technique

  • Develop the material balance equations from the first principle

  • Identify and explain the different mechanisms influencing the production of hydrocarbons and how they are incorporated in the material balance equation

  • Understand the necessary equations to be used depending on the type of reservoir from which hydrocarbons produce

  • Develop appropriate equations for dry gas, wet gas, condensate, volatile oil and black oil reservoirs

  • Describe modifications of material balance equations to estimate the initial oil and gas in place

  • Explain the Havlena and Odeh method and the appropriate way to linearize the material balance equations

  • Express the importance of water influx and how to detect the presence of aquifer based on production data

  • Recognize the uncertainties associated with predicting the water influx as a function of time

This module introduces the use of statistical methods in reservoir engineering. A range of applications are described, concentrating on decline curve analysis.

 

You will learn how to:

 

  • Perform Basic Statistics
  • Calculate Decline Curve Analysis
  • Estimate Recovery Factors

This module brings your attention to reserves management and the difference between resources and reserves at a core competency level.

 

You will learn:

 

  • The importance of integration with other disciplines
  • Calculations using the volumetric formulas for gas and oil
  • The importance of dividing into flow units for dynamic reserves in reservoir simulation
  • Reserves management: what it is and how to do it
  • The Reservoir Engineer’s input to reserves and resources (R & R)
  • How a Geoscientist and Reservoir Engineer work together on reserves
  • The risk and uncertainty that drive reserves
  • Other non-technical factors that influence R & R
  • The standardized process between reserve estimates
  • The ethical basis underlying R & R estimations

This module brings your attention to pressure transient analysis concepts, equations, and terminology. These will get you started in the process of understanding and using this key technology for understanding oil and gas reservoir architecture and near-well parameters.

 

You will learn:

 

  • Pressure transient analysis concepts, terminology, equations and objectives
  • Pressure transient analysis in buildup and drawdown tests
  • Time period analysis - challenges and objectives
  • Semi-log and log-log analysis

You will learn how to:

 

  • Describe the relationship between 'rate transient analysis' and 'pressure transient analysis'
  • Describe the situations under which rate transient analysis would be preferred to pressure transient analysis

This covers immiscible, linear displacement, as dispersed and segregated flow. It also discusses aquifers, coning, and vertical layering.

 

You will learn:

 

  • About immiscible fluid displacement linearly and vertically
  • About dispersed and segregated flow
  • About aquifer models
  • Coning in oil/water systems, including when it is most likely to occur, and how to prevent it

You will learn how to:

 

  • Discusses the modification of rock and fluid properties in tertiary recovery
  • Describes (at a high level) the range of secondary and tertiary recovery techniques currently available (and relates them back to rock & fluid properties)

You will learn how to:

 

  • Describe the physical basis, use and limitations of reservoir simulation models
  • Describe the kind of data required to perform a simulation study
  • Describe the issues and requirements for making rate and recoverable predictions for unconventional reservoirs with simulation tools (UC)
  • Describe the issues and requirements for making rate and recoverable predictions for heavy-oil reservoirs with simulation tools (HO)

You will learn:

 

  • How surveillance plan objectives must be aligned with asset specific tactical details
  • How surveillance activities must add value and how they do not after reaching a certain optimum
  • How to calculate the Value of Information derived from surveillance activities
  • How surveillance activities reduce uncertainty
  • How surveillance plan must change constantly as asset objectives change
  • The impact of the production and well environment, including well construction concepts and how this impacts Reservoir Surveillance activities
  • How production allocation impacts the quality of the data and the impact of data frequency
  • Measurement principles behind oil field measurements, including concepts related to precision, accuracy, and repeatability
  • Collect data that adds value to an asset

You will learn how to:

 

  • Retain flexibility in reservoir management without giving up key principles for depletion
  • Build flow units critical to asset reservoir management
  • Describe the value of an asset and the roles, risk, and uncertainty of that valuation
  • Explain the roles of risk and uncertainty in that valuation
  • Evaluate vertical equilibrium and no-crossflow, and how to get the most out of each through integrated technologies from multiple disciplines

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - FUNDAMENTAL MODULES

  • RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES
  • RESERVOIR FLUID
  • RESERVOIR FLOW PROPERTIES
  • RESERVOIR MATERIAL BALANCE
  • DECLINE CURVE ANALYSIS AND EMPIRICAL APPROACHES
  • RESERVOIR FLUID DISPLACEMENT
  • IMPROVED OIL RECOVERY
  • RESERVOIR SURVEILLANCE
  • RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT

This module introduces the concepts or wettability, capillary pressure and relative permeability, and discusses how they are measured and modeled for reservoir behavior description.

 

You will learn how to:

 

  • Describe the concept of fluid contacts
  • Describe how saturations change when crossing contacts
  • Describe wettability
  • Describe interfacial tension
  • Describe how residual oil saturation is controlled by the interplay of different forces
  • Define capillary pressure
  • Explain how capillary pressure is a combination of several related phenomena
  • Describe how capillary pressure can be used to explain macroscopic reservoir phenomena
  • Show how collecting capillary pressure data can actually save money
  • Discuss the various choices available for measuring relative permeability in the laboratory
  • Discuss the various choices available for measuring capillary pressure in the laboratory
  • Discuss the various choices available for measuring capillary pressure in the laboratory
  • Show how reservoir engineers model relative permeability and capillary pressure
  • Describe how reservoir engineers define saturations
  • Apply concepts discussed in the module to build relative permeability and capillary data datasets

Reservoir Fluid Fundamentals explores the calculation fluid properties such as formation volume factors, viscosities and densities for a wide range of fluids under reservoir conditions.

 

You will learn how to calculate fluid properties needed for:

 

  • Volumetrics
  • Material Balance
  • Fluid Flow using Darcy’s Law
  • Pressure Transient Analysis
  • Rate Transient Analysis
  • Fluid Displacement
  • Many other types of analysis

This Reservoir Flow Properties Fundamentals Module covers multiple basic and advanced levels of topics. The topics include but are not limited to, Darcy’s law, Flow Regimes, Fractured Wells, and Heterogeneous systems and Skin factor. This module also includes an interactive virtual phase where the learner works with the instructor virtually to analyze and solve problems.

 

You will learn how to:

 

  • Apply Darcy’s law for radial flows
  • Differentiate between oil and gas flows
  • Solve simple problems for radial flow across porous medium
  • Define and calculate productivity index
  • Predict the inflow performance relationship for oil and gas wells
  • Calculate the flow rate under different flow regimes
  • Understand why productivity index changes for transient flow
  • Calculate the flow rates for both oil wells and gas wells
  • Understand the difference between boundary pressure and average pressure
  • Understand the application of both pseudo-real pressure and pressure squared methods for gas wells in calculating the rates
  • Evaluate the end of transient and the beginning of pseudo-steady state flows for circular as well as non-circular reservoirs
  • Understand the importance of vertically fractured and horizontal wells
  • Calculate the rates and productivity indices for vertically fractured and horizontal wells using the concept of effective well bore radius
  • Understand different flow regimes encountered by vertically fractured and horizontal wells
  • Evaluate efficacy of horizontal wells and compare the performance to vertically fractured wells
  • Calculate the effective permeability for parallel layers
  • Calculate the effective permeability for layers in series
  • Evaluate the difference under linear and radial flows
  • Calculate the value of skin factor using damaged zone permeability
  • Evaluate the performance of a well in the presence of skin factor
  • Evaluate the performance of the well with limited amount of production data
  • Understand the conditions under which non-Darcy flow is important
  • Evaluate the performance of gas wells in the presence of non-Darcy flow using both pressure squared and pseudo-pressure equations
  • Understand the concept multi-rate test and why it is important
  • Evaluate the oil well performance when the well is producing below bubble point
  • Analyze and solve basic and advanced level problems

You will learn how to:

 

  • Calculate volumetric estimates
  • Adjust volumetric estimates for transition zones and calculate recovery factors
  • Perform material balance analysis
  • Leverage straight-line expressions of material balance equations to analyze gas reservoirs
  • Leverage straight-line expressions of material balance equations to analyze oil reservoirs

This module describes the application statistical methods to solve reservoir engineering challenges. The emphasis will be on decline curve analysis and curve fitting measured data such as relative permeability.

You will learn how to:

 

  • Model aquifers using analytical expressions
  • Calculate mobility ratios, heterogeneity indices and sweep efficiencies
  • Calculate the movement of flood fronts through the reservoir
  • Plot saturation vs. distance plots
  • Calculate how concentrations change spatially

You will learn:

 

Waterflood types:

  • Pattern vs. peripheral
  • Above vs. below bubble point pressure
  • Above vs. below fracture pressure
  • High vs. low reserves to producing ratios
  • Normal vs. enhanced
  • Onshore vs. offshore

 

Waterflood operations:

  • Modeling the reservoir
  • Monitoring injectors
  • Monitoring patterns
  • Water quality

You will learn how to:

 

  • Calculate the value of a particular type of data to your asset
  • Calculate how the value of a particular type of data varies with the frequency of collection and the quality of the measurement
  • Use the analysis of measurement data to identify reservoir and well problems
  • Apply data integration methods, such as montages
  • Integrate surveillance data with forecasting methods.

You will learn how to:

  • Manage reservoir uncertainties throughout phases of field maturity
  • Identify the geologic and reservoir parameters that make an opportunity, and the capture techniques to the particularities of that opportunity
  • Conduct analysis to determine the most appropriate injectant, including EOR techniques (if any) for a particular reservoir situation
  • Apply the appropriate well architecture(s) or combination of well architectures to match the combined geology and reservoir drive mechanism
  • Adjust and adapt the reservoir management plan for each new phase of field life

 

BLENDED LEARNING WORKSHOP STRUCTURE
 

This program is comprised of the following activities:

 
= Virtual Instructor-led Training
 
 
 Online
= Online Learning Activity/Reading
 
 


UPCOMING SESSIONS:
 
9 October 2017 - 26 January 2018              View Schedule                        ENROLL NOW  
 

 
Week 1
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.0
SubjectOrientation Webcast
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx) 3.0
SubjectThis is Reservoir Engineering - Online Learning
Week 2
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)6.0
SubjectReservoir Rock Properties - Online Learning
 
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Rock Properties - Session 1
Week 3
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Fluid - Session 1
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)6.0
SubjectReservoir Fluid - Online learning
 
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Fluid - Session 2
Week 4
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Flow Properties Fundamentals - Session 1
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)6.0
SubjectReservoir Flow Properties Fundamentals - Online learning
 
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Flow Properties Fundamentals - Session 2
Week 5
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Material Balance - Online Learning
Week 6
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Material Balance - Session 1
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Material Balance - Online Learning
 
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Material Balance - Session 2
Week 7
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectDecline Curve Analysis and Empirical Approaches - Session 1
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)6.0
SubjectDecline Curve Analysis and Empirical Approaches - Online Learning
 
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectDecline Curve Analysis and Empirical Approaches - Session 2
Week 8
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReserves and Resources - Online Learning
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectPressure Transient Analysis - Online Learning
Week 9
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectRate Transient Analysis - Online Learning
Week 10
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Fluid Displacement - Online Learning
Week 11
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Fluid Displacement - Session 1
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Fluid Displacement - Online Learning
 
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Fluid Displacement - Session 2
Week 12
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectEnhanced Oil Recovery - Online Learning
Week 13
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectImproved Oil Recovery - Session 1
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectImproved Oil Recovery - Online learning
 
Activity
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectImproved Oil Recovery - Session 2
Week 14
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Simulation
Week 15
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Simulation
Week 16
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Surveillance - Session 1
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Surveillance - Online learning
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Surveillance - Session 2
Week 17
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Surveillance - Online learning
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Surveillance - Session 2
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)3.0
SubjectReservoir Management - Online Learning
 
Activity Online
Hours(Approx)1.5
SubjectReservoir Management - Session 1