Addressing New Opportunities in Mature Oil and Gas Fields

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics Production and Operations

Course Description

This course is an overview of techniques for finding new opportunities, adding value and extending the life of old fields. It provides practical tools to help you screen your fields for additional upside.


  • Rock Typing and Flow Unit
  • Compartmentalization
  • Heterogeneities
  • By-Passed Hydrocarbons
  • Operating Practices

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend

This course will raise your skill set beyond the basic petroleum engineering and geosciences. You will take away tools that provide you with ways to screen for new opportunities in your fields.

Who Attends

This course is intended for production engineers, reservoir engineers, geoscientists and managers involved in screening for new opportunities in old fields. Experienced professionals with backgrounds in petroleum engineering and geosciences would benefit the most from this course.

Special Requirements

If you would like to discuss and share your experiences with the class, it is advisable to bring relevant material.  Laptops are required.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 2-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page.  Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will.  Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


Arshad Khan is a reservoir engineer. He holds BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Khan has worked for Chevron, Pressler Petroleum Consultants, Randall Dewey, Sproule Associates, Schlumberger IPM group, and Jefferies Investment Banking Energy Group.

Additionally, Khan has provided reservoir engineering consulting to BP, as well as smaller independent companies such as Mission Resources and J. M. Huber.

He is a registered petroleum engineer in California and an SPE-certified petroleum engineer.