Introduction to Reservoir Engineering


Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics

Description

This course is a practical guide to reservoir engineering. It covers the basic principles of reservoir engineering and an introduction to stimulation methods.

Topics Include:

  • Reservoir description and decline curve analysis
  • Hydrocarbon phase behavior
  • Estimating waterflood recovery and forecasting production
  • Properties of reservoir rock
  • Reserve classifications
  • Reservoir drive mechanisms

Learning Level

Introductory

Course Length

5 Days

Why Attend?

This course provides expert advice that will bring you quickly up to speed. It is an excellent foundation in reservoir engineering.

Who Should Attend

This course is for engineers and geologists who are relatively new to the industry, but who have some background in reservoir geology and the production of hydrocarbons.

CEUs

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

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to trainingcourses@spe.org; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.

Instructors

Rob Lavoie, a reservoir engineering associate with RPS Energy, has more than 30 years of oilfield experience. After ten years with Shell Canada, Lavoie developed a natural gas supply forecasting application for TCPL (formerly NOVA) during 1992 to 1996. He joined RPS Energy (formerly APA Petroleum Engineering) in 1996. He has extensive experience with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) feasibility and production forecasting. Much of Lavoie’s current area of practice involves the use of CO2 as a miscible flooding agent for EOR and/or the sequestration of CO2 into saline aquifers. Lavoie earned his BS in chemical engineering in 1981.

Brian Weatherill, P.Eng., is a petroleum engineering specialist with APA Petroleum Engineering with more than 30 years of oilfield experience. Prior to becoming a consultant in 1998, Weatherill spent over 20 years with Shell Canada where he gained extensive experience in petroleum engineering, enhanced oil recovery, petroleum technology management and project management. Weatherill has also managed well stimulation operations for a privately-owned Canadian company.

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