Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Date: 6 -10 November 2022
  • Type: Oman Institute for Oil & Gas Classroom, Muscat, Oman

Introduction to Reservoir Engineering

 This course will introduce participants to the basics of reservoir engineering. It will cover the role of reservoir engineers in exploration and production. Participants will also learn about fluid and rock properties used in reservoir engineering applications and the fundamental concepts of fluid flow in porous media. Multiphase situations, types of oil and gas reservoirs, reservoir drive mechanisms, the basics of material balance and decline curve analysis, and reserve definitions will also be discussed.

Other important concepts that will be covered include the reservoir life cycle, reservoir environment and formation properties, Darcy’s Law, and API correlations. By the end of the course, participants will have gained a foundational understanding of reservoir engineering that they can use while moving forward in their training.

Course code: RE-TC1-NXT04140 Sub-Discipline: General Knowledge Discipline: Reservoir Engineering Modality: Classroom

Course Level: Foundation Course Duration: 5 Day

Course Objective

 This course will introduce participants to the basics of reservoir engineering. It will cover the role of reservoir engineers in exploration and production. Participants will also learn about fluid and rock properties used in reservoir engineering applications and the fundamental concepts of fluid flow in porous media. Multiphase situations, types of oil and gas reservoirs, reservoir drive mechanisms, the basics of material balance and decline curve analysis, and reserve definitions will also be discussed.

Other important concepts that will be covered include the reservoir life cycle, reservoir environment and formation properties, Darcy’s Law, and API correlations. By the end of the course, participants will have gained a foundational understanding of reservoir engineering that they can use while moving forward in their training.

Topics Covered

Audience

Individuals who are training to become engineers, geologists, or geophysicists.

Prerequisite

None

Activities

Day 1

Reservoir Engineering Basics

  • Overview of Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir life cycle
  • Reservoir formation properties
  • Identification of fluid contacts and pressure gradients

The first day of this class will introduce students to some of the fundamentals of reservoir engineering. Participants will learn about the role of reservoir engineering in exploration and production as well as how reservoir engineers interact with other engineering disciplines.

Reservoir environment and formation properties will also be discussed including structure and properties of rocks, porosity, permeability, compressibility, wettability, and capillary pressure. Participants will learn about the identification of contacts as well as effective and relative permeability and how to measure relative permeability. The definition of reservoir pressure and the determination of pressure gradients will also be discussed.

Day 2

Reservoir Conditions

  • Fundamentals of reservoir fluids phase behavior
  • Darcy’s Law and fundamentals of fluid flow in porous media

The day will start with learning the fundamentals of fluid phase behavior. And PVT properties of crude oil and natural gas. Participants will discuss the conventional experimental procedures used to generate PVT data such as constant composition expansion and differential liberation. The day will end with participants learning about Darcy’s law and the fundamentals of fluid flow in porous media.

Day 3

Understanding Reservoir and its Production Capacity