Applied Reservoir Engineering

Course Duration: 3 weeks | Time: 8am to 4pm | Course Locations: Houston,San Diego

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This module will provide participants with understanding in fundamental reservoir engineering, the type of reservoirs that will likely be encountering during their careers in the oil and gas industry.  In addition, the modern tools reservoir engineers used today to design field development planning and/or reservoir management will be discuss. Various techniques covering primary depletions, secondary recovery and tertiary recovery (EOR) commonly used in the industry to optimally develop these reservoirs/fields will be discussed. This course is not intended to go into depth on theoretical issues but rather focus on solutions.  For example, how should we plan for the development of an undersaturated reservoir vs planning for the development of an oil rim?  Numerous case studies will be presented.
Week1:  Fundamental Concepts and Gas Fields
1.Petrophysical Properties Porosity Permeability Saturations Conventional core analysis Special core analysis (SCAL) Saturation height function
2.PVT Gas Oil Composition PVT experiments Constant compositional expansion (CCE) Differential liberation (DFL) Constant volume depletion (CVD) Combination liberation Flash/Separator test Swelling experiment Forward multi-contact Reverse multi-contact Slim tube Rising bubble PVT Sampling Well head sampling Down hole sampling Separator sampling for recombinations Water Chemistry
3.Fluids flow through porous media Darcy’s Law Linear flow Radial flow Productivity Index
4.Material balance usage and limitations
5.Static-Dynamic simulations
6.Class exercise
Week 2:  Gas and Oil Reservoirs
1.Gas Lean gas Rich gas (Condensate) Aquifer influence Compression
2.Oil Reservoirs Undersaturated reservoirs Fundamentals Case Studies Saturated reservoirs Fundamentals Case Studies Large gas cap-small oil rim Fundamentals Case Studies Small gas cap-large oil rim Fundamentals Case Studies Dipping/thick reservoirs Gravity drainage Gas injection-Gravity drainage Bottom water injection/drive Aquifer drive Strong Weak
3.Class exercise Week 3:  Development Options
1.Primary recovery Solution gas drive Aquifer drive Compaction drive 2.Secondary recovery Water injection Lean gas injection
3.Tertiary Recovery Miscible gas injection Water-Alternating-Gas (WAG) injection Low salinity water injection Polymer flood Surfactant flood Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer flood Steam Hot water Insitu Combustion
5.  Tight reservoir development options Well concepts Depletion options
5.  Case Studies
6.  Class exercise
All Oil & Gas personnel who are interest in better understand reservoir engineering. This module is intended to give participants an awareness of key issues and decisions reservoir engineers must address in maximizing the life cycle value of the oil and gas reservoir and field developments.