N614 - Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

Course Overview
This five-day course is designed to introduce technical professionals to the fundamental aspects of reservoir engineering. Theoretical concepts coupled with numerous practical case histories are presented to assist reservoir and exploitation engineers in their primary functions - the determination of oil and gas reserves and the maximization of hydrocarbon recovery under primary, secondary, and tertiary schemes. Field development of unconventional gas reservoirs including shale gas, tight gas and coalbed methane (CBM) will also be covered. The application of horizontal wells and a number of new technologies will also be reviewed. The sessions will include a number of relevant class problems and examples.

Participants will learn to: 
•	Basic understanding of petroleum geology; trapping mechanism and rock types
•	Review of rock and fluid characteristics and impact on reservoir performance
•	The importance of the various reservoir drives and impact on reservoir performance and the expected
        ultimate recovery 
•	Reserves definitions/classification and the industry standard techniques to estimate oil and gas reserves,  
        including the deterministic and probabilistic methods.
•	Production optimization by understanding the fundamentals of flow in porous media and the use of Nodal analysis
•	The use of well test analysis tool as one of the most effective reservoir management tools to characterize
        the reservoirs and how to analyze various test types to optimize production and estimate reserves.
•	How to minimize water production problems and control fluid coning.
•	Provide good understanding of enhanced oil recovery methods with emphasis on waterflooding including 
        how to design, monitor performance, and estimate the expected ultimate oil recovery
•	Explain the difference between conventional and unconventional reservoirs, such as coalbed methane, 
        shale gas/oil and tight sands.  Illustrate the specialized techniques to evaluate the commerciality and 
        performance of such reservoirs.
•	Review the applications and performance of horizontal wells.  Also illustrate the various design options 
        of multi-stage fracing of horizontal wells and performance evaluation using both analytical and numerical techniques.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
4-Mar-19 Calgary (5 days) $ 3,395 CAD
22-Jul-19 Calgary (5 days) $ 3,395 CAD
7-Oct-19 Calgary (5 days) $ 3,395 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
  • Reserves Determination
  • Deterministic (Volumetric and Material Balance) and Probabilistic Techniques
  • Production Forecast using Decline Analysis Empirical Methods
  • Non-Conventional Gas Reservoirs
  • Flow in Porous Media
  • Well Test Design, Planning and Analysis
  • Fluid Coning and Water Influx
  • Secondary and Tertiary Recovery Schemes
  • Waterflooding: Planning, Predicting Oil Recovery and Performance Monitoring
  • Horizontal Well Applications

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Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and internationally, including projects in Libya, Yemen, Iran, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Columbia, and Argentina, with special expertise in reservoir engineering/management with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields. Other interests include well test planning and analysis using state of the art commercially-available software; the implementation of secondary and tertiary recovery schemes; and technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures. For the past 25 years, Mr. Ibrahim has been a worldwide recognized instructor covering a wide range of petroleum engineering topics. He graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1973, and obtained a post-graduate diploma from the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1983. Saad is a member of the APEGA, and the SPE.

Training Venue

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Participant Evaluations
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December 11, 2017, Facilities Engineer, Houston
Before taking this course, I had little knowledge of Reservoir Engineering. In a matter of a week, I learned so much about the discipline and look forward to using this information in my work. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable.
October 27, 2017, geophysicist, Calgary
Overall, the course provided me an enhanced understanding of the fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering. It is a great skill to learn. It’s a great course for anyone who is interested in the fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering.
April 4, 2017, Production Engineer in Training, Calgary
The training was one of my best
November 7, 2016, Sr. Production Tech, Calgary
Great course and Saad teaches it very well.
March 16, 2016, Production Engineer, Calgary
Great material and very well delivered. I would recommend this course to anyone who is starting out in reservoir engineering or who is working in another discipline but would benefit from some reservoir knowledge.
March 16, 2016, , Calgary
Great course for professionals in the oil and gas industry with little/no experience with reservoir engineering.
May 11, 2015, Exploitation Engineer, EIT, Calgary
The course was interesting and delved into how to deal with unconventional and horizontal plays when evaluating reserves which is hard to come by in a course. There is still a fair amount of conventional math but overall it was a useful experience.
September 26, 2014, Junior Engineer, Calgary
The course was a great first step into reservoir engineering. Provides good basis of knowledge that's very applicable.
September 26, 2014, Engineer In Training, Calgary
Course was excellent as a refresher but would also recommend to anyone who wants an introduction to reservoir engineering.
July 28, 2014, Development Engineering EIT, Calgary
A very good course. The information provided will be extremely helpful in helping me develop in my role. Would recommend this course to anyone who is considering it.
July 28, 2014, Facilities Engineer, Calgary
Great introductory course for other disciplines. (Facilities)
March 7, 2014, Senior Technical Specialist, Calgary
This is a very good course with updated information and the latest techniques of reservoir engineering. The instructor starts with the fundamentals and develops your knowledge to more challenging and important areas.
March 10, 2014, Geologist, Calgary
This was a great course and helped to give me a fundamental understanding of reservoir engineering. I would recommend this course to anyone who is not a reservoir engineer and is seeking to gain a better understanding of how it ties into petroleum geology and exploration/development.
October 29, 2013, Drilling Engineer, Houston
This course was very helpful for me. Since I am not a petroleum engineer, I did not have the background in reservoir engineering. The instructor was great and I really enjoyed the practical applications and case studies.
November 1, 2013, Global GGRE Analyst, Houston
Excellent course, well rounded and full of good material. The example problems require a scientific calculator in order to work successfully (or a slide rule). Keep that in mind and bring your own as they do not provide one.
November 6, 2013, Reservoir Engineer, Houston
Great course. Excellent refresher course as well as an insight to what techniques are currently being used within the industry. As an experienced reservoir engineer working in the industry, I believe the course had great value.