Applied Geosciences and Engineering for Effective Reservoir Modelling & Best Practices


The course addresses issues that cannot be found in reservoir simulator manuals. It explains how key fundamental reservoir engineering principles should be applied and adhered to when setting up of reliable black oil simulation models, estimating realistic recovery factors, and predicting reservoir performance. The course is at the level that addresses oil fields under water drive. Hence, it serves as a basis for optimum field development planning of these types of fields.


  • Basic Concepts in Reservoir Engineering
  • Darcy’s Law and Applications
  • Material Balance for Oil and Gas Reservoirs
  • Aquifer Modelling – Material Balance of Water Driven Reservoirs
  • Immiscible Displacement
  • Reservoir Modelling

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Who Should Attend?

The course has been designed for engineers and geoscientists, who are primarily involved in reservoir engineering, reservoir modelling, field development, reservoir management, reservoir monitoring / performance evaluation activities. This course is also suitable for those in asset management. The participants should have a basic numerate / scientific background and have an appreciation of the fundamentals of reservoir engineering.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and / or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH). Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


“Raj” Rajeswaran

“Raj” Rajeswaran’s experience spans 35 years in the upstream oil and gas industry and academia in addition to seven years as a process design engineer with ICI (UK). He has a PhD in chemical engineering (Heriot-Watt, UK) and an MBA (Hull, UK). He has held many senior technical and managerial petroleum engineering positions in major oil and gas companies (Arco, BNOC/Britoil, Delhi Petroleum, Ampolex, Mobil and Sentry Petroleum) and has extensive practical experience in large-scale field developments. Over a period of 12 years Raj was Technical Advisor to Bank of Scotland, and during this time, he was professor of petroleum engineering at Curtin University of Technology. Between 2008 and 2012, Raj was President and CEO of Sentry Petroleum.