Basic Reservoir Engineering


Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics Production and Operations

Description

This course presents the geologic origins and the important properties of petroleum reservoirs, and how to estimate their potential production. Participants learn through a combination of class problems, examples and workshops.

Topics Include:

  • Depositional environments, basic structures, and hydrocarbon traps
  • Large scale exploration techniques
  • The properties of reservoir rock, such as porosity, fluid saturation, pore volume, and permeability
  • Reservoir fluid properties, such as API gravity, formation volume factor, gas solubility, density, and viscosity
  • Common classes of reservoirs according to the types of fluids they contain and their characteristic performance
  • Sources of reservoir data

Learning Level

Introductory

Course Length

5 days

Why Attend?

This intensive course will raise participant’s skill set beyond the fundamentals of reservoir engineering and provides an excellent opportunity to share ways to overcome challenges in the field.

Who Should Attend

This course is for engineers and technologists who want to learn more about reservoir engineering.

Special Requirements

Attendees must bring laptop to class. Attendees should have a bachelor’s degree and two to four years of oilfield experience

CEUs

4.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 5-day course.

In-House Training

This course is available for in house training at your office location.

Contact Us
Email inhousetraining@spe.org
Americas +1.972.952.1155
Asia Pacific +60.3.2182.3000
Canada +1.403.930.5454
Middle East and North Africa +971.4.457.5875
United Kingdom +44.20.7299.3300

Instructor

Hemanta Mukherjee is the principal consultant and president of iPoint LLC, an independent consulting company based in Westminster, Colorado. He has more than 40 years of experience in production and reservoir engineering. Mukherjee retired from Schlumberger Oilfield Services in January 2005, after serving in four product lines and working in many regions of the world. He is also a visiting professor of production engineering for the Imperial College, London, where he teaches a master’s level class in petroleum engineering every year. Mukherjee has written numerous technical papers. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 1996–1997 and received the SPE Production Engineering Award in 2000. He has been an SPE Distinguished Member since 2004 and has served on many SPE committees. Mukherjee holds a BS in petroleum engineering from the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad, India, and MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.