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.
For the virtual session, course hours will be 08:00-12:00 Central US time (GMT-5:00), Monday through Friday over two weeks.
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.
This course covers conventional reservoirs.
"I liked working through the problems. I also liked how the instructor made clear the differences in methods between unconventional and conventional reserviors." - Geophysicist, 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.
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. MASON GOMEZ is a Licensed Petroleum Engineer (LA#26131) with 30 years diversified experience including production/reservoir/drilling engineering, offshore field development/mature field optimization, unconventional drilling/ completions, operator/service company perspectives, engineering, sales, operations management, human resource development, and project management roles. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. Within PetroSkills, he teaches 8 courses across the Completions, Reservoir, and Drilling disciplines, and helps support the overall organization as VP, Learning.
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 has ten years management experience of multidisciplinary teams including construction projects, JIT manufacturing, and (petroleum) field audits. He has twenty-five years reservoir engineering experience including simulation, field management and reserves determination, and forty years' experience in programming, software engineering, and information technology. He holds a BSc Industrial Engineering (Honors, 1987) and a MSc in Petroleum Engineering (1997) from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. He is a graduate of Texaco's elite (30 candidates selected worldwide) and intensive (6 month) reservoir management training program (1998).
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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Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A