Mature Field Life Extension – Practical Techniques for Lower Cost and Higher Recovery

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics Production and Operations


Mature fields today can be regarded as marginal fields and successfully redeveloped. This two-day course develops the strategies for developing brown fields. It covers the complete assessment of the additional oil and gas recovery potential from reservoir approaches, and to the construction of integrated production systems for cost effective continuous development of the mature fields.

Learning Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

As globally recognised, effort to increase oil and gas production shall be a combination of developing new discoveries and maximising 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 potential, challenges and options of producing more from existing fields. Participants will have a closer view of the challenges and key tasks of the brown field continuous development with field case examples.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for petroleum engineers who are involved in various phases of technical and engineering studies, and for those in resources management and investment for mature field and marginal field developments.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


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 15 years industrial and academic experiences and is a Custodian Reservoir 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 60 international journal and conference papers and 3 patents. He supervised more than 30 MS and PhD students in Petroleum/Reservoir Engineering in various areas and carried out more than 30 reservoir studies.