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Reservoir Engineering for Non-Reservoir Engineers (RES01)


    This course introduces basic reservoir engineering concepts and methods to enable cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and experience. It provides the required input to help you understand questions crucial to the reservoir engineer: How much oil & gas is there (accumulation)? How much can be recovered (reserves)? How fast can it be recovered (rate)?

    COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS: MS Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
    Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops with administrator rights for software installation.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Leonhard Ganzer

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geoscientist or petroleum engineer with little or no reservoir engineering experience

    How we build your confidence

    • Theoretical concepts illustrated during individual sessions are accompanied by working on practical problems to ensure a thorough understanding of the principles and procedures
    • Hands-on experience by solving classical reservoir engineering tasks on PC

    The benefits from attending

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

    • Reservoir engineering concepts and terminology
    • Rock and fluid properties relevant for reservoir engineering methods
    • Single- and multi-phase fluid flow through porous media
    • How recovery factors and reserves are being estimated and predicted
    • Reservoir engineering methods to predict reservoir performance


    • Introduction to petroleum reservoirs
    • Fluid properties in reservoir engineering - fluid types, phase behaviour, correlations, equations of state
    • Rock properties - porosity, wettability, capillary pressure, permeability, relative permeability and other concepts
    • Evaluation and recovery of oil and gas reserves - classification of reserves, recovery factors, volumetrics of oil and gas reservoirs
    • Material balance calculations
    • Displacement efficiency - mobility ratio, Buckley-Leverett
    • Well performance
    • Introduction to transient well test analysis

    Customer Feedback

    "What I liked most about the course was the way the topics were sequenced. The instructor was able to combine five or six courses into one in a perfect way." - Production Operator at Nafusah

    "I liked the knowledge depth of the instructor and the ease with which he communicated and explained all the equations and formulae used during the training." - Geologist at DEA

    "Simplification of the subject by real examples and diagrams drawing by hand." - Geomodeller at Sarir

    "Excellent training with excellent instructor." - Petrophysicist at Groupement Berkine

    "Very well structured course using examples to illustrate the different methods, solution-oriented; understandable also if you have not been working a lot with Reservoir Engineering before." - Petrophysicist at RAG

    "Dr. Ganzer delivered the course content in a perfect pace. Everything was easy to understand and will be helpful in my job." - Geologist at Wintershall

    "The instructor's way to present is outstandingly good. His ability to explain things and answer questions is simply excellent. The organisation of topics is very good and the content is excellently fitting to the title and subject of the course." - Petrophysicist at OMV



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