|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, Greg Ernster, Jeremy (Jerry) Gilbert, Curtis Golike, W. Greg Hazlett, Timothy Hower, Stanley Kleinsteiber, Emily Miller, MHA Petroleum Consultants, Grant Robertson, Helmy Sayyouh
|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.|
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. Greg Ernster is the Reserves and Technical Assurance Manager with Addax Petroleum in Geneva, Switzerland. Addax is an exploration and production company active in West Africa, the North Sea and Kurdistan. Prior to joining Addax in 2015, he was a consulting engineer for 11 years with MHA Petroleum Consultants, Inc. (MHA), a Denver based petroleum engineering firm. At the time of his departure from MHA, he was the Managing Partner. From 2000 to 2003, he was the Offshore Exploitation Manager for Santos in Australia. Prior to joining Santos, he held various reservoir engineering and management positions with Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) in Houston, Los Angeles, Dubai, and Dallas. Mr. Ernster's final position with ARCO in 2000 was the Engineering & Geoscience Manager for the Rourde el Baguel miscible gas injection project in Algeria. Mr. Ernster has over 30 years of varied petroleum engineering experience with particular emphasis in gas and gas condensate reservoir engineering, miscible flooding, reservoir simulation, reserve assessment, economic evaluations and field development planning. Mr. Ernster received his BSc in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1981. As of October 2006, Mr. Ernster is a Registered Petroleum Engineer.
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 Colorado. He has 32 years experience working for three oil and gas companies. His most recent operating position was with Lundin Petroleum as director of Operations managing three of their four operated assets in Russia. His specific contributions were in the areas of revitalizing old fields, remote and start up operations, petroleum economics, and introducing new technologies internationally in reservoir management. His personal skills are in team development and forming international cross cultural teams of professionals to manage specific projects. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Texas and Colorado and a member of SPE service from 2003-2006 as the Nizhnevartovsk, Siberia section chair. He received a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and an Executive MBA from UCLA Business School.
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. TIMOTHY HOWER is President of Malkewicz Hueni Associates, Inc., (MHA) a Denver based petroleum-consulting firm. Mr. Hower has over 22 years of petroleum engineering experience and has conducted numerous evaluations of coal seam and coal mine methane projects in North America, Europe and Australia. For the past 6 years, Tim has been the recognized industry expert in the Powder River Basin coal seam methane play working directly with the operators and the State of Wyoming on optimizing field development planning. Mr. Hower has authored numerous technical papers, he has co-authored Managing Water-Drive Gas Reservoirs, a textbook published by the Gas Research Institute, and he has been directly involved in the development and instruction of technical training courses for BP and Shell staff worldwide. Mr. Hower received his BSc and MSc degrees in petroleum engineering from Penn State University in 1981 and 1983, respectively. He has served as Chairman of the Denver SPE section in 2001/2002 and was recently presented with the SPE Henry Mattson Technical Service Award for innovative contributions in the field of engineering of gas reservoirs.
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.
MRS. EMILY MILLER is a Senior Reservoir Engineer with MHA Petroleum Consultants, Inc., a Denver-based petroleum consulting firm. She has over 30 years of petroleum engineering experience. Her current work includes domestic and international reserve and economic evaluations, expert witness testimony for regulatory commissions, production decline rate-time analysis and conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoir studies and evaluations. Prior to joining MHA, she worked for several independents, WPXEnergy, Encana, Ellora Energy, and Tom Brown. She has extensive experience in the Midcontinent and Rockies basins and while at Encana she held a development advisor role for young engineer professionals. Mrs. Miller began her career with Amoco Production Company where she completed primary and secondary field studies; she was team lead for the gas measurement group. She is a member of SPE, SPEE and received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
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.
DR. HELMY SAYYOUH is the professor of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt. He was the chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Department, and an active member in the Faculty Council at Cairo University, the Research Center Council and the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Engineering Sciences at King Saud University (Elsevier publications). Since 1986, he has been a Consultant Engineer in the areas of petroleum reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, and reservoir simulation. In 1998, 2001 and 2006 he was awarded the distinguished prize of post-graduate studies supervision from the CAPCU-Cairo University. In 1998 and 2008 he was awarded an appreciation certificate for the significant contributions to the engineering profession. He has taught petroleum engineering courses at, King Saud University, and Cairo University. He was offered a visiting professor at the Petroleum Engineering Department, the University of New South Wales at Australia. Dr. Sayyouh has been involved in many consulting projects with SANCST (Saudi Arabia), Bin Ali Oil Corporation (Libya), General Petroleum Company (Egypt) and Giesum Oil Company (Egypt). He has supervised tens of Ph.D. and M.Sc students and has published more than 120 technical papers at international conferences and bulletins. His biography appeared in the 16th Edition 1999, of the Who's Who in the World. He has a BSc and a MSc in Petroleum Engineering with a PhD from Penn State in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering as well as a Post Doctorate Fellowship from West Virginia.
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