Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): MHA, a Sproule Company, Rosalind Archer, Iskander Diyashev, Stanley Kleinsteiber
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.
In the October virtual session, class hours will be 08:00-12:00 Western Australia time (GMT +8:00) on Monday-Friday each week of the course.
"All topics were useful. Exercises, great reference material (textbooks), the overall delivery is excellent. Quizzes are also great." - Subsurface Technologist, United Kingdom
"I really enjoyed the exercises. I think the exercises reinforced the course material well. The course teachers were enthusiastic about the material and gave real world examples that made the material relevant. They also tried hard to engage a virtual audience." - Physical Science Technician, United States
"I found the course very useful as an introduction to reservoir engineering. It was good that the course covered the whole workflow." - Senior Explorationist, Norway
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:
- Utilize the tools and techniques of the reservoir engineer
- Apply the principles of reservoir engineering
- Develop reservoir, well performance and asset management options
- Distribution of Reservoir Properties: structure, fluid contacts, water saturation, and pressure
- Rock Properties: porosity, permeability, capillary pressure, and relative permeability
- Fluid Properties: phase behavior of reservoir fluids; properties of gas, oil, and water; PVT Sampling; and PVT laboratory reports
- Volumetric Calculation of Initial Hydrocarbons in Place: oil in place, gas in place, addressing uncertainty using probabilistic methods, reserve booking practices, and reservoir recovery efficiencies
- Material Balance Methods: oil reservoir material balance, Havlena Odeh method, gas
- material balance, volumetric, compaction, water drive, and compartmentalized reservoirs
- Fluid flow and well performance: radial and linear flow, transient, pseudosteady state, steady state flow regimes, productivity of vertical and horizontal wells
- Aquifer influx
- Immiscible Displacement: fluid displacement process, fractional flow, Buckley Leverett, Welge, water under running, and gas overriding
- Coning and Cusping: description of process, critical rates, using horizontal wells
- Reservoir Types and Drive Mechanisms: gas reservoirs - volumetric, water drive and compaction drive; oil reservoirs - solution gas drive, water drive, water flood, gas cap expansion, combination drive, naturally fractured and critical reservoir fluid reservoirs
- Reservoir Simulation: why simulate, types of simulators and simulation models, setting up a simulation model, conducting a simulation study
- Field Development Planning: characteristics, planning tools, deliverability issues, determining a well count and rate forecast
Sproule is a global energy consulting and advisory firm with a 70-year legacy of driving value for clients from over 90+ countries through independent, expert technical, operational, and commercial analysis that helps energy professionals make critical business decisions. Sproule is anchored by deep geoscience and engineering expertise and a strong commercial understanding of energy markets.
Sproule’s highly trained professionals have assisted clients in maximizing the performance of reservoirs worldwide. The typical Sproule instructor has over 30 years in the industry and is professionally registered. Find more information at www.sproule.com
Sproule’s professionals currently instructing for PetroSkills include:
- Stanley Kleinsteiber
- John Seidle
- Jeffery Aldrich
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.
STANLEY KLEINSTEIBER is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with Sproule, a global energy consulting and advisory firm. Mr. Kleinsteiber has over 42 years of petroleum engineering experience and has authored or co-authored papers dealing with CO2 flooding for enhanced oil recovery, rate transient analysis in low permeability reservoirs, and depletion of a rich gas condensate reservoir by nitrogen injection.
Since joining Sproule, he has managed and participated in reservoir projects around the world, including Algeria, Australia, Belize, Canada, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Romania, Tunisia, and the United States. Prior to joining Sproule, 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 reservoir engineering consultant to the business unit's staff in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions.
Mr. Kleinsteiber received a BS in petroleum engineering with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Wyoming.
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
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