|Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR|
|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO|
|Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO|
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rosalind Archer, Iskander Diyashev, Jeremy (Jerry) Gilbert, Curtis Golike, Stanley Kleinsteiber, MHA Petroleum Consultants, Grant Robertson
This course gives the non-reservoir engineer a better understanding of reservoir engineering practices and limitations. The course is designed to provide a good understanding of reservoir engineering processes, the required data, and the limitations on the engineers' analysis and interpretations. The course also provides persons who are already well trained in the other upstream petroleum industry technical disciplines with an understanding of the current state-of-the-art practice of reservoir engineering. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.
"Great instruction, knowledge on all topics; room for questions, discussion." - Senior Technical Planner, Norway
"Excellent course for the desired introduction." - Manager - Exploration Germany, Germany
"Very thoughtful, clear answers to questions. Class moves quickly, but passes along great amount of info." - Senior Project Advisor, United States
Engineers and geoscientists now working in an asset environment where they need to better understand the practices and limitations of the methods and procedures employed by the reservoir engineers with whom they work. Participants should have three or more years of technical experience in the upstream petroleum industry.
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.
MR. JERRY GILBERT had a distinguished career for over 36 years with BP Exploration, working in a wide variety of reservoir and petroleum engineering posts at technical and management levels. After starting in BP's Research Center, he then worked in Libya, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi before spending ten years in Iran as a Lead Reservoir Engineer and Planning Manager. He returned to the UK in 1979 as Petroleum Engineering Manager for all of BP's UKCS and UK Onshore fields. Following a period in San Francisco as Vice President of Production, responsible for Alaskan and Californian fields, he transferred to Wytch Farm, Europe's largest onshore field as Deputy Development Director. In the late 1980s he became BP's Chief Petroleum Engineer with functional responsibility for all of BP's petroleum engineering. Before retiring from BP, he spent a number of years in Alaska as an advisor on equity negotiation and field operational integrity. He was deeply committed to the professional development of BP's petroleum engineers throughout his career. He has served on boards at IMM as well as IP, and was Chairman of the major London Section for the SPE. He was also closely involved with furthering industrial-academic relationships, participating in industrial advisory boards at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), Imperial College (London), Robert Gordon's University (Aberdeen) and University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He received a Moderatorship in Mathematics, with First Class Honors, BA from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
MR. CURTIS L. GOLIKE is an Independent Petroleum Engineering consultant operating out of Golden, Colorado. In addition to his consulting business - James Peak, he acts as the Managing Director of two US prospect generating companies, Emerald Peak Associates and Low Capex Reserves. He has 38 years' experience working for three global oil and gas companies. His specific contributions are in the areas of revitalizing old fields, remote and startup operations, petroleum economics, and introducing new reservoir management technologies internationally. His personal skills are in team development, specifically international cross cultural project teams of industry professionals. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Texas and Colorado. He received a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and an Executive MBA from UCLA Business School.
MR. STANLEY KLEINSTEIBER is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with MHA Petroleum Consultants Inc., a Denver-based petroleum consulting firm. Mr. Kleinsteiber has over 24 years of petroleum engineering experience and has authored or co-authored papers dealing with production decline type curve analysis, CO2 flooding, and depletion of a rich gas condensate reservoir by nitrogen injection. Since joining MHA he has performed reservoir engineering studies in numerous US basins, Canada and Australia, as well as co-developed an in-house gas reservoir engineering course for clients such as BP, Japan National Oil Company (Tokyo), and EGPC (Cairo). Mr. Kleinsteiber has experience related to exploration well testing in the Mediterranean Ocean offshore Israel. He has also performed field development studies for coalbed methane reservoirs in the Bowen Basin of eastern Australia, and well test analyses for exploration wells in Hungary. Prior to joining MHA, 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 consultant to the business unit's engineering staff in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions. Mr. Kleinsteiber and his colleagues at Amoco developed the initial plan of depletion for fields in Wyoming and Utah using compositional numerical simulation. His specific contributions were in the areas of fluid property characterization, well testing and simulation studies for various development options. Mr. Kleinsteiber also directs continued development of MHA's GAS3D reservoir simulator and software for production decline type curve analysis. He received a BS in petroleum engineering with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1978.
MHA Petroleum Consultants was incorporated in 1994 to provide a broad range of services from single-well valuations to fully integrated field studies. Their highly-trained professionals have assisted clients in maximizing the performance of reservoirs worldwide. The typical MHA instructor has over 30 years in the industry, and is professionally registered. Find more information at www.mhausa.com
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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
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