Advanced Reservoir Engineering

  • This course will focus on the understanding of fundamental concepts and modern practical reservoir engineering methods is deepened and a wider range of topics is addressed.


    Duration: 5 days
    Location: To be advised

  • 1. To explain modern reservoir engineering principles
    2. To explain practices for reservoir development and production.
    3. To apply techniques for the estimation of oil and gas reserves.
    4. To explain the construction and use of reservoir models.

    NOTE: Objectives for each day will be discussed with the participants and will be verified at closure of each day.

        a) to verify if the objectives for this day were met
        b) to determine if any adjustments need to be made to the program of the following day (if relevant)
  • Target categories of staff for the advanced course include Reservoir Engineers with a few years practical experience and Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists that require more than general knowledge of reservoir engineering.


    In order to achieve a “Skill” level, further practical learning through
    e.g. On-the-Job training or participation in projects and/or assignments is required

  • Module 1: Fluid Modelling


    • Course Introduction
    • Fundamentals recap
    • Laboratory experiments, constant volume depletion, differential liberation
    • PVT & fluid sampling, Exercise

    Module 2: Reserves and DCA methods


    • Reserves Classification systems- the SPE Petroleum Resource Management System, the probabilistic method
    • Decline curve analysis, production forecasting, Exercise

    Module 3: Well test design and analysis


    • Modern well test analysis
    • Well test design
    • Production forecasting, Exercise

    Module 4: Rock properties and flow modelling


    • Relative permeability, Capillary pressures, surface tension, wettability, drainage vs. imbibition, mobility ratio
    • Displacement and Recovery, mobility, pseudo relative permeability. Buckley Leverett 1D displacement theory, fractional flow curve, application to water flooding
    • Field Development Planning
    • Gas Reservoir development, Exercise

    Module 5: Simulation


    • Reservoir Simulation – Model construction, history matching, model QA/QC


    Although the course is aimed at a “Knowledge” (Understand) level, practical exercises and case studies will form an integral part of the learning process.

  • The objectives and modules of the training course “Advanced Reservoir Engineering” are directly linked to the Competence Assurance Programme (CAP) as developed by SOGOS Academy. Skills are selected from the SOGOS Academy skills library and these are translated into the training course curriculum. This approach ensures that each training event will demonstrable contribute to the competence of course participants.

    The management framework CAP ensures competence of all employees through:

    • the use of a unique set of skills standard to the oil & gas industry
    • a common language for skills and competence
    • the use of development/job profiles for each employee
    • fit-for-purpose training targets
    • a control mechanism to measure state of competence
  • About the trainer
    High level specialist in reservoir and well management of (mature) gas fields and gas storage field, production forecasting, reserves reporting, production efficiency improvement and optimisation, gas well deliquification, well testing, surveillance, field development and business development support.

    The trainer was also representative for some major oil&gas companies during technical committee meetings with partners, supporting younger engineers and sharing knowledge about gas reservoir and production engineering.

    Reservoir Engineering

    Years of experience:

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