Reservoir Management - RM
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Curtis Golike, Stanley Kleinsteiber, MHA Petroleum Consultants, Grant Robertson
The principles of sound reservoir management are presented with emphasis on practical applications. Actual case histories are used to study both successes and failures. An interdisciplinary synergistic approach to efficient reservoir management is detailed with the goal of optimized profitability. The significance of each component and the importance of timing and cost/benefit analysis are emphasized. Reservoir management models for optimum field development and field operating plans are analyzed. The interdisciplinary reservoir management approach shows how each technology or function contributes to the plan and how checks and balances are developed. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.
This course covers conventional reservoirs.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire course." - Exploitation Engineer, Canada
"Liked integration of all data for reservoir management." - Ag. Principal Geologist/Reservoir, Uganda
Reservoir, production, and operations engineers, geologists, geophysicists, managers, experienced technicians, and service company personnel responsible for improving the performance of petroleum reservoirs.
You Will Learn:
- Apply the principles of sound reservoir management
- Use the interdisciplinary synergistic approach to efficient reservoir management
- Include each reservoir management component and the importance of timing and cost/benefit analysis
- Develop checks and balances
- Definition of reservoir management: an integrated, interdisciplinary team effort
- Goal setting, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating reservoir performance
- Field development and field operating plans to optimize profitability
- Efficient monitoring of reservoir performance
- Minimizing drilling of unnecessary wells
- Wellbore and surface systems
- Well testing and automated production systems
- Economic impact of operating plans
- Identifying and acquiring critical data, data acquisition, and analysis
- Maximizing economic recovery and minimizing capital investment, risk, and operating expenses
- Timing of field implementation of reservoir management plan
- Case histories and analysis
- Importance of reservoir characterization and drilling and operating plans
- Primary recovery, pressure maintenance, and secondary and tertiary recovery
- Responsibilities for team members
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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