Practical Decline Curve Analysis

Course Overview
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This two-day course is designed for engineers and technologists who use decline curve analysis on a regular basis, and will also benefit other professionals, supervisors and managers requiring a refresher course and overview of decline analysis methods, uses, misuses and pitfalls. This course commences with a brief description of the theory of decline curve analysis and its background. Both type-curve fitting and type-curve matching techniques are explained and demonstrated, with the more common type-curve fitting methods demonstrated using examples from fields in Western Canada. The course includes a variety of hands-on problems, and exposure to modern computer based decline analysis tools.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Problems and Limitations of Decline Analysis
  • Theory and Mathematical Basis for Analyzing Decline
  • Exponential, Harmonic and Hyperbolic Declines
  • Factors Affecting Decline Methods
  • Type Curve Matching (Felkovich Curves)
  • Examples and Problems Identifying Opportunities using Decline Curve Analysis

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Brian Weatherill, P.Eng., is a Petroleum Engineering Specialist and Integrated Project Manager with RPS Energy Canada. He has more than 40 years' experience with oil and gas fields in Canada, USA, Australia, North Sea, Russia, Egypt, Tunisia, Tanzania, Morocco, Chad, Nigeria, India, Kazakhstan, France, Hungary, Albania, Italy, Syria, Oman, Qatar, Yemen, Ukraine, Romania, Argentina and Colombia. His experience also includes a staff position for a large integrated international petroleum company for over 20 years, obtaining extensive experience in petroleum engineering, enhanced oil recovery, petroleum technology management and project management. Brian has also managed well stimulation technology development for a petroleum services company, and been involved in international oilfield development and operations.

Training Venue

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