Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

Scheduled Dates

06 - 10 May 2024 Online $3,950
23 - 27 Sep 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online training Course?

This PetroKnowledge online training course introduces reservoir engineering concepts and methods to enable cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and experience. It provides the required input to help you understand questions crucial to the reservoir engineer: How much oil & gas is there (accumulation)? How much can be recovered (reserves)? How fast can it be recovered (rate)? By the end of the course, participants will have gained a foundational understanding of reservoir engineering that they can use while moving forward in their online training.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will feature:

  • Discussions on the role of reservoir engineering in exploration and production as well as how reservoir engineers interact with other disciplines in the Petroleum Industry
  • A description of Reservoir rock properties, Darcy’s Law and Fundamentals of fluid flow in a porous media.
  • A description of Reservoir fluid phase behaviour and reservoir fluid properties
  • An Overview of well testing and application of the diffusivity equation
  • An outline of different drive mechanisms and discussion of the recovery factors
  • Principles of Material Balance and Decline Curve Analysis
  • Use of fractional flow equations and Immiscible displacement concepts
  • Definition of reserves, estimation of oil and gas in place and Production Forecasts

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

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

  • Describe a hydrocarbon reservoir and list the fluids found in it
  • Illustrate with diagrams how these fluids are distributed in a hydrocarbon reservoir
  • Describe and explain porosity, permeability and fluid saturations
  • Determine the properties of natural gas, oil and water
  • Explain and define saturated reservoirs, undersaturated reservoirs, bubble point pressure, oil and gas formation volume factors, gas oil ratio
  • Calculate the volume of hydrocarbon in place and recovery factors Derive the general material balance equation, modify it and use it to calculate hydrocarbon in place for gas reservoirs, saturated reservoirs and under saturated reservoirs
  • Use the Havlena and Odeh technique to determine oil in place for saturated reservoirs and under saturated reservoirs
  • Use of well testing data in determining average reservoir pressure, productivity index, permeability, and skin effect
  • Discuss the recovery factors of different drive mechanisms.
  • Explain the use of fractional flow equations and Immiscible displacement concepts
  • Perform decline curve analysis

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge Reservoir Engineering online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Petroleum and Reservoir Engineers
  • Production and Operations Engineers
  • Reservoir, Production and Operations Engineers
  • Petro-Physicists and Geo-Physicists
  • Geologists and Non – Engineers
  • Managers Who Seek to Derive Greater Decision Making on Field Development

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The online training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Reservoir and Reservoir Engineering Basics 

  • Introduction to reservoir engineering
  • Reservoir Life Cycle
  • Reservoir environment and formation properties
  • Identification of contacts
  • Definition of reservoir pressure
  • Determination of pressure gradients

Day Two: Reservoir Conditions 

  • Reservoir and surface conditions
  • Formation volume factor, viscosity, solution gas-oil ratio, API gravity, specific gravity
  • Estimating gas, oil, and water properties from correlations
  • Application of deviation factor to ideal gas law
  • Darcy's Law and fundamentals of fluid flow
  • Relative permeability concept

Day Three: Reservoir Fundamentals 

  • Principles of Well Testing in reservoir characterization
  • Estimation of average pressure
  • Application of diffusivity equation to steady state, semi-steady state and unsteady-state flow
  • Applications of line source solution to determine reservoir pressure
  • Overview of well testing techniques
  • Use of well testing

Day Four: Reservoir Drive 

  • Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
  • Principles of Material Balance Analysis
  • Use of fractional flow equations
  • Immiscible displacement concepts
  • Recovery concepts

Day Five: Reserve Estimation and Production Forecasting

  • Definition of reserves
  • Recovery factor-API Correlations
  • Estimation of oil-in-place
  • Estimation of gas-in-place
  • Production Forecast – Decline Curve Analysis


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

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  • 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.
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  • 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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