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ONLINE: Reservoir Management & Monitoring (RES932)


    This course gives you a better understanding of well & reservoir management and provides best practice examples how to manage your reservoir optimally to achieve a higher recovery factor.

    Course Structure: 15 modules of 1½ hours each, delivered over 5 days
    Each day will consist of 3 modules of 1½ hours, incl. a 15 min break.

    Course Level: Skill
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Emina Buket Ulker

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A reservoir or petroleum engineer or a geoscientist responsible for the day-to-day management of reservoirs to improve their performance

    The course can be given at any level depending on the audience’s experience.

    How we build your confidence

    • Power point presentations
    • Interactive exercises

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • Awareness of how to increase the asset value
    • Applying the principles of sound reservoir management: How to plan field development and monitor reservoir performance
    • Using the interdisciplinary collaboration to efficient reservoir management
    • The importance of timing and cost vs. benefit analysis


    What do we mean by Reservoir Management?
    • Course objectives
    • Definition of Reservoir Management (RM)
    • Concept of RM
    • RM technology shift
    • The importance of teamwork
    • Sources and acquisition of reservoir data

    What is new in Reservoir Management?
    • The 'old' sequential approach
    • The 'new' integrated / iterative way of RM

    Reservoir Characterisation
    • The importance of reservoir characterisation
    • Getting to understand your reservoir
    • What is important in data acquisition?

    Reservoir Management Process
    • The ultimate objective: Increase the value of assets
    • Possible targets - optimise / maximise / accelerate production, reduce cost, decrease risks, contingency plans, flexibility
    • Planning a field development - What are the key elements?
    • Monitoring well / reservoir performance
    • Evaluating results by comparison of actual performance against prediction

    The Technology Toolkit: Understanding the Reservoir
    • Static and Dynamic Modelling: Review of available systems, selection on the methodology and software
    • The importance of technical and technological competency
    • Integration of geological, geophysical and engineering data
    • Describing the reservoir: The static model
    • Describing the reservoir behaviour: The dynamic model and reservoir simulation
    • Reservoir surveillance: Monitoring performance and analysing the data, QC the reservoir understanding by actual well behaviour
    • Setting reservoir for predictions
    • Infill wells / sidetracks - where to drill?
    • Well production / injection rates?

    Recovery Methods
    • Maximise value through ultimate recovery and improved recovery

    Adding Economic Value (optional)
    • Techniques to maximise economic recovery, cost vs. benefit, bbl/$
    • Minimising CAPEX, OPEX and risk
    • Net cash flow
    • How timing will affect the value
    • Investment decision
    • Project selection and revision

    Customer Feedback

    "I like the flexibility of the instructor. She accepts change and does not stick to a specific way of conducting the course material." - Senior Production Technologist at Daleel Petroleum

    "The instructor was able to explain and answer questions very clearly." - Reservoir Engineer at Daleel Petroleum

    "Great Instructor with comprehensive information." - Production Technologist at Daleel Petroleum

    "Good refresher course, I like the instructor's knowledge." - Production Technologist at Daleel Petroleum



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