Well Production Optimization

 Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics

Course Description

Production optimization has become currently one of the most critical aspects for well/reservoir management. This course will cover the following aspects: Nodal Analysis, Formation Damage, Quantification of Formation Damage, Pressure Transient Analysis, Intervention Benefit, and Artificial Lifting (ESP).

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

Every oil company, National, International or an independent company is working on achieving their economic goals by optimizing well deliverability. In this training participants will learn how to evaluate actual well performance and how to optimize well deliverability.

Who Attends

Reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers, production engineers, team leaders, production geologists and field operators.

Special Requirements



0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.


Fabio Gonzalez is currently a Reservoir Engineering Advisor with BP on assignment in Kuwait. He has 28 years of service to the industry. His experience with service companies, integrated oil and gas companies, independent and national oil and gas companies as a field engineer, petrophysicist, production engineer, reservoir engineer and production & reservoir engineering advisor in South America, North America, Africa and Middle East, has given him the knowledge and experience to holistically approach technical problems and propose solutions to clastic and carbonate reservoirs. His global experience includes 20 years in Offshore Deepwater projects in Gulf of Mexico, USA and Africa where he has participated in the whole value chain from exploration to development including financial analysis.

His greatest technical passion is Pressure Transient Analysis as a key to unlock production optimization and reservoir management opportunities; an area he always advocates and has applied for 22 years. Gonzalez holds bachelor’s degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Universidad de America and Chemical Engineering from the National University in Colombia. He holds a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Gonzalez also holds an MBA from Rice University. 

Siyavash Motealleh is a senior reservoir engineer working at Greater Burgan Study Team and brings 10+ years’ experience in classical reservoir engineering, including Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA), Rate Transient Analysis (RTA), and material balance, etc. Siyavash worked both in onshore and offshore US assets. Before joining BP Kuwait team, Siyavash was lead classical reservoir engineer in unconventional reservoir technology (URT) team with responsibility of supporting asset teams on PTA/RTA and any production transient data for surveillance, diagnosis and well performance prediction. Siyavash also has led the production enhancement program for URT team. Siyavash received his M.Sc. degree in Applied Earth Science at TU Delft, and a Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering at UT Austin. He is the author more than twenty-five reports, internal company best practices and technical articles in his field. Siyavash is also co-author of a patent in area of reservoir pressure measurement. His area of expertise includes, pressure transient analysis, classical RE techniques, and pore-scale petrophysics.