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Best Practices of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Best Practices of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

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17 - 21 Jun 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Course?

Best practices of reservoir engineering represents very effective tools for evaluation of oil and gas reserves, primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery mechanisms. This course is designed to provide best practices of reservoir fluid flow in porous medium, characterization of five different reservoir fluids/sampling, reservoir drive mechanisms, material balance equation (MBE), oil well testing, water flooding, and  enhanced oil recovery methods (chemical, thermal, and miscible). This course provides best practices of reservoir engineering to maximize oil recovery through a life cycle of an oil field with several examples and exercises plus industry video about all topics involved.

This course will feature:

  • Routine and Special Core Analysis (RCAL & SCAL) for reservoir rocks
  • Commercial Equations of State (EOS) currently used in the oil industry
  • Material Balance Equation (MBE) technique and its different applications
  • Single and multi-wells oil well testing techniques and their applications
  • Water flooding and Enhanced Oil recovery (EOR) applications

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply volumetric and material balance equations to calculate reserves
  • Understand oil and gas flow equations under different flow regimes
  • Understand main methods of well testing of Draw down and Buildup tests
  • Calculate time and saturation of water breakthrough in water flooding
  • Best practices of main groups of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Petroleum Engineers & Production Engineers
  • Processing engineers & other discipline engineers
  • Geologists & Petro physicists
  • Engineers who are new to the profession
  • Other individuals who need to know about current & advanced techniques in EOR

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this be Presented?

This course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The course is designed as a blended environment of presentation, class exercises, field application/ analysis and several industry videos showing all processes.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Geology and Reservoir Rock Properties

  • Definitions of petroleum engineering and reservoir engineering
  • Responsibilities and required tasks of reservoir engineers
  • Different types of rocks, rock cyclic, and depositional environments
  • Types of oil traps: structural, stratigraphic, and combination
  • Global distribution of oil and gas reserves and top producing countries
  • Routine and Special Core Analysis (RCAL & SCAL) for rock properties


Day Two: Phase Diagram and Reservoir Drive Mechanisms

  • Reservoir fluid properties and their variation with pressure
  • Phase diagram concept and its important applications
  • Five different reservoir fluids, Lab and field identification
  • Applications of ideal and real gas Equation of State (EOS)
  • Three phases of oil recovery: primary, secondary, and  enhanced
  •  Six different primary reservoir drive mechanisms:


Day Three: Material Balance Equation (MBE) Applications

  • Definition, classification, and calculation of reserve
  • Application of Material Balance Equation (MBE) Technique
  • Volumetric reservoirs and Havlena and Odeh Technique
  • Types and purposes of well tests
  • Single well and multi-well testing methods
  • Geological information from well testing


Day Four: Gas Resources and Water Flooding

  • Concepts and global distribution of gas reserve
  • Conventional  and unconventional natural gas sources
  • Gas hydrates as a n important future energy source
  • Secondary recovery and problems of water flooding
  • Frontal displacement (fractional flow) theory and calculation example
  • Design procedure and an example of how to design a reservoir simulation study


Day Five: Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Techniques

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR ) Methods and need to apply
  • Chemical EOR: polymer, alkaline/surfactant/polymer (ASP)
  • Solvent EOR: Carbon Dioxide, and hydrocarbon gas injections
  • Thermal EOR process and heavy oil reserves
  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) EOR Process
  • Microbial, Enzyme, and Low Salinity Water (LSW) EOR processes



  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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