Integrated Reservoir Studies

Integrated Reservoir Studies course and Integrated Reservoir Studies training

  • Objectives the purpose of this basic course are to acquaint geologists & engineers with techniques used to characterize hydrocarbon reservoir build a static reservoir model & import a static model into a reservoir simulator.


    Duration: 5 days
    Location: To be advised

  • 1. To identify potential for infill drilling
    2. To recognize bypassed hydrocarbon
    3. To improve enhanced recovery efficiency
    4. To name the classical E&P workflow for field development and production optimization
    5. To list the main disciplines involved in field development planning and production optimization
    6. To recognize the most important activities per discipline and the required interaction between disciplines
    7. To define the most critical parameters that are involved in making a reservoir model and forecast
    8. To understand the process of well and reservoir performance optimization (infill drilling, stimulation, etc.)
    9. To recognize the key aspects of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications
    10. To identify important steps in project management
    11. To identify important economic parameters

    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 open for all disciplines, it’s mainly set-up for geoscientist and subsurface engineers working in development and production optimization teams:

    • Geophysicists
    • Geologists
    • Petrophysicists
    • Reservoir Engineers
    • Production technologists
    • Drilling engineers
    • Project managers


    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: Geophysics section


    • Principles of geophysics
    • Data acquisition
    • Seismic data processing
    • Seismic interpretation: layers & faults

    Module 2: E&P Disciplines - the role and activity of Geology, Petrophysics and Reservoir Engineers


    • Structural petroleum geology
    • Facies analysis
    • Reservoir properties: uncertainties and distribution
    • Basics of Petrophysics
    • Types of logging tools and interpretation
    • Capillary pressure, wettability and relative permeability
    • Core analysis
    • Volumetric estimations
    • Pressure and temperature
    • PVT
    • Well inflow performance
    • Well testing and analysis

    Module 3: E&P Disciplines, the role and activity of Reservoir Engineering, Production Technology, Well Engineering, Production Operations


    • Well sand face completion design
    • Well type selection
    • Well testing and analysis
    • Outflow performance (tubing design)
    • Casing string design
    • Drilling operations

    Module 4: Production Optimization


    • Production monitoring
    • Stimulation (acidizing, perforating, hydraulic fracturing)
    • Infill drilling, side tracking, workover
    • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
    • Data management
    • Decision making

    Module 5: Development and production planning


    • Project management
    • Economics
    • Development concepts
    • Planning
    • Permitting/legal
    • Commercial
    • Stake holder management (investors & partners)
    • Uncertainties/risks/mitigations


    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 “Integrated Reservoir Studies” 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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