Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Level: Basic
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Dr. Rosalind Archer
  • Dr. Iskander R. Diyashev
  • Mr. Curtis Golike
  • Mr. Mason Gomez
  • Dr. W. Greg Hazlett
  • Mr. Richard S Henry
  • Dr. Anil Kumar
  • Dr. Helmy Sayyouh
  • Mr. Richard H. Schroeder
  • Dr. John P. Seidle
  • Dr. George Slater


Related courses
Well Test Design and Analysis - WTA
Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE
Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
The intent of Basic Reservoir Engineering is development of a more complete "understanding" of the characteristics of oil and gas reservoirs, from fluid and rock characteristics through reservoir definition, delineation, classification, development plan, and production. Data collection, integration and application directed toward maximizing recovery 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. As part of the Basic Reservoir Engineering course, there are class exercises designed to be solved by hand with a calculator. For those that prefer to use spreadsheets to do the calculations, participants are welcome to bring their own laptop computer.
Designed For
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 definition, development and production
You will learn
  • The fundamentals of fluid flow in porous media
  • How reservoirs are characterized by fluid type and drive mechanisms
  • The basis for reservoir fluid distribution
  • About oil and gas well performance and pressure buildup analysis
  • About oil displacement and optimizing reservoir performance
  • The basics of enhanced oil recovery
  • How oil and gas in place can be estimated and recovery predicted
Course Content
  • Reservoir fluid properties
  • Coring practices and rock properties
  • Fundamentals of fluid flow
  • Reservoir fluid distribution
  • Reservoir classification
  • Reservoir drive mechanisms
  • Oil and gas well performance
  • Pressure buildup analysis
  • Oil displacement concepts
  • Estimation of oil-in-place and gas-in-place
  • Recovery techniques