Basic Reservoir Engineering

Basic Reservoir Engineering course and Basic Reservoir Engineering training

  • This course will focus on integration between reservoir engineering and geology, drilling, completion, well production operations and economics. Goal is to deliver integrated reservoir engineering skills.


    Duration: 5 days
    Location: To be advised

  • 1. To explain what the main components are of oil and gas field development and production.
    2. To work with the basic reservoir engineering formulas to make well performance calculations and a production forecast and;
    3. To work with other disciplines.

    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)
  • Although the course is set-up in first instance for technical employees involved in the development and production of oil and gas fields, it is very well suitable for non-technical students who want to know more about the principles of oil and gas field reservoir engineering. Examples of audience:

    • Employees new to the E&P business
    • Geologists
    • Drilling and completion engineers
    • Production engineers
    • Government officials


    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: Reservoir geology


    • Structural geology
    • Faults and compartmentalisation
    • Types of reservoirs and properties
    • Types of rock and properties
    • Pressure and temperature
    • Oil and gas in place
    • Principles of geomechanics
    • Principles of petrophysics and logging

    Module 2: Drilling and completion basics


    • Drilling process
    • Completion
    • Formation damage
    • Stimulation

    Module 3: Flow in reservoirs


    • Darcy’s law and applications
    • Two and three phase flow: relative permeability and capillary pressure
    • Small and large scale flow
    • Complications during production

    Module 4: Production of oil reservoirs


    • Inflow
    • Outflow (incl. artificial lift principles)
    • Material balance (incl. aquifers)
    • Production calculations: history matching and forecasting
    • Water flooding
    • Water breakthrough
    • Reservoir simulations (principles)

    Module 5: Production of gas reservoirs


    • Inflow
    • Outflow
    • Material balance (incl. aquifers)
    • Production calculations: history matching and forecasting
    • Water production (incl. liquid loading and deliquification)
    • Water injection wells
    • Immiscible displacement

    Module 6: Field development


    • Concepts
    • Types of wells
    • Integrated project management
    • Economics

    Module 7: Well testing


    • Oil wells
    • Gas wells

    Module 8: Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)


    • General theory and terminology
    • Types of EOR systems
    • Candidate selection
    • EOR Facilities

    Module 9: Production operations


    • Reservoir and well performance monitoring
    • Data management
    • General roles & responsibilities
    • Well interventions

    Module 10: Reserves planning


    • PRMS: Petroleum Resource Management System
    • Portfolio management


    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 “Basic 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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