Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): MHA, a Sproule Company, Iskander Diyashev, W. Greg Hazlett, Stanley Kleinsteiber, Grant Robertson
This course represents the core of our 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. An extensive manual and set of references are included. Are you ready to attend a PetroSkills Applied Reservoir Engineering course training class, school or short course? This is the best time to register.
RE is also available virtually via PetroAcademy.
This course covers conventional reservoirs.
"Overall fantastic course! Lays great foundations." - Exploitation Engineer-in-Training, Canada
"Fantastic overview. The majority of learnings will not be directly applicable in my current job, but will help me better communicate with technical staff and make economic decisions." - Production Engineer, United States
"I loved that the course was such a great overview of the key topics of reservoir engineering. I liked the course a lot!" - Production Engineer, United States
Engineers or geoscientists who will occupy the position of reservoir engineer, and any other technically trained individual who desires a more in-depth foundation in reservoir engineering than is offered in the one-week Basic Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines courses.
You Will Learn:
- Determine critical properties of reservoir rocks fluid (oil, water, and gas) PVT relationships
- Calculate hydrocarbons initially in place using several methods
- Assess reservoir performance with dynamic techniques
- Determine the parameters that impact well/reservoir performance over time
- Analyze well tests using standard well testing principles and techniques
- Characterize aquifers
- Determine reservoir drive mechanisms for both oil and gas reservoirs
- Apply oil and gas field development planning principles
- Forecast production decline
- Asset life cycles, professional roles, hydrocarbon reservoir descriptions
- Porosity, permeability, compressibility, capillary pressure, wettability and relative permeability, averaging reservoir property data
- Phase behavior of reservoir fluids, gas properties, oil properties, water properties, PVT sampling, and understanding PVT laboratory reports
- Calculate original hydrocarbons in-place with volumetric methods, build hydrocarbon volume vs depth relationships, and review reserve booking guidelines
- Oil recovery material balance, Havlena-Odeh method, gas material balance, volumetric, compaction, water drive, and compartmentalized reservoirs
- Oil well testing: radial flow theory, wellbore storage and skin, drawdowns, buildups, curve shapes, type curve solutions, pseudo steady state, steady state, average pressure estimates, PI and IPR relationships
- Gas well testing: pressure, pressure squared, real gas pseudo pressure solutions, rate sensitive skins, multi-rate testing, gas well deliverability
- Hurst van Everdingen, Carter Tracy, and Fetkovitch methods of aquifer analysis and description
- Immiscible displacement: fluid displacement process, fractional flow, Buckley Leverett, Welge
- Description of coning, cusping, and over/under running, critical rates calculations, breakthrough times, horizontal well applications
- Gas reservoirs: volumetric, water drive and compaction drive-oil reservoirs: water drive, water flood, gravity drainage, gas cap expansion, combination drive, naturally fractured and critical reservoir fluid reservoirs
- Gas field developments: characteristics, deliverability issues, contracts, planning tools - oil field developments: development phases, reservoir characterization, sweep and recovery, production policies
- Reservoir simulation: why simulate? Various simulation models, simulator types, setting up a simulator model
Sproule is a global energy consulting and advisory firm with a 70-year legacy of driving value for clients from over 90+ countries through independent, expert technical, operational, and commercial analysis that helps energy professionals make critical business decisions. Sproule is anchored by deep geoscience and engineering expertise and a strong commercial understanding of energy markets.
Sproule’s highly trained professionals have assisted clients in maximizing the performance of reservoirs worldwide. The typical Sproule instructor has over 30 years in the industry and is professionally registered. Find more information at www.sproule.com
Sproule’s professionals currently instructing for PetroSkills include:
- Stanley Kleinsteiber
- John Seidle
- Jeffery Aldrich
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. 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.
STANLEY KLEINSTEIBER is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with Sproule, a global energy consulting and advisory firm. Mr. Kleinsteiber has over 42 years of petroleum engineering experience and has authored or co-authored papers dealing with CO2 flooding for enhanced oil recovery, rate transient analysis in low permeability reservoirs, and depletion of a rich gas condensate reservoir by nitrogen injection.
Since joining Sproule, he has managed and participated in reservoir projects around the world, including Algeria, Australia, Belize, Canada, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Romania, Tunisia, and the United States. Prior to joining Sproule, he held various reservoir engineering positions with Amoco Production Company both in their Tulsa, Oklahoma research center and Denver regional production office. Mr. Kleinsteiber's last position with Amoco was Western Business Unit Technology Coordinator where he was an internal reservoir engineering consultant to the business unit's staff in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions.
Mr. Kleinsteiber received a BS in petroleum engineering with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Wyoming.
DR. GRANT ROBERTSON is a petroleum engineering consultant in Houston, Texas. He has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1974 for Chevron, British Petroleum, Ryder Scott and Anadarko in California, Saudi Arabia and Texas. He has held various high-level technical and management positions. His work has been very diversified covering oil and gas reservoirs, onshore and offshore properties, primary, secondary and tertiary operations, and reservoir exploration and development projects. His responsibilities have been in reservoir engineering and reservoir simulation, but he has also done production engineering and exploratory well testing. He has significant experience in preparing and conducting schools and workshops and has been an SPE Short Course instructor since 2000. He has published technical papers in refereed journals and has written many internal publications. He has been an active member of SPE since 1975 and has held numerous positions within different SPE organizations. He received a B.S. degree in Engineering Science and a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He also received a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
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
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