Brownfield Redevelopment Guides

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics


Offshore brownfields today, although with more technical uncertainties and having more economic risks, can be successfully redeveloped. This 2-day course starts with dissemination of various redevelopment strategy options depending on the reserve volume and distribution, and the depletion drive status and change.  It then covers the complete assessment of the additional oil and gas recovery potential from reservoir performance evaluation, advanced remaining oil and gas reserve mapping, practical IOR and EOR approaches, and to the construction of the integrated production systems for cost effective further development of the brown fields. 

To provide the advanced subsurface engineering workflows and methodologies for brownfield redevelopment application with various offshore field study cases as examples.

Course agenda (pdf)

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

As globally recognized, effort to increase oil and gas production shall be a combination of developing new discoveries and maximizing the production from existing fields. Brown fields today still have significant reserves compared with those of the new discoveries. As a petroleum engineer, it is important for you to understand the challenges and options of brownfield redevelopment and master the workflows and methodologies to conduct good subsurface engineering studies for redevelopment of your brownfield.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for petroleum engineers involving in various phases of Subsurface engineering studies, and for those in resources management and investment for further brownfield commercial development.


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Keng Seng Chan

Keng Seng Chan is currently a principal reservoir engineer for PETRONAS, Malaysia. He was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the season of 2009-2010 and the recipient of the 2011 North Asia Pacific Region Technical Award for Production and Operations. Throughout his 36-year career in the oil industry, he held various key positions in research and development, new technology and field operation technical support and management, and performed as reservoir study team leader and advisor for various field development projects, published more than 40 international journal and conference papers and 23 patents. At this present position, he also served as the advisor for technical endorsement of Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) for offshore field development in Malaysia. He holds BS and MS degrees in physics from the University of Rangoon, MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.

Rahim Masoudi

Rahim Masoudi has more than 17 years industrial and academic experiences and is a Custodian IOR/EOR Engineer at Petroleum Resource Development at PETRONAS and an Adjunct Professor at University Technology PETRONAS. He served as SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2011-2012 seasons, and received the 2012 SPE Northern Asia Pacific Regional Technical Award on Reservoir Description and Dynamics, published one book and more than 80 international journal and conference papers and 3 patents. He supervised more than 35 MSc and PhD students in Petroleum/Reservoir Engineering in various areas and carried out more than 50 reservoir studies.