This course will provide an introduction to oil reservoir engineering for geoscientists. Oil field development is a complex task involving strong collaboration between the various subsurface disciplines. Deep understanding and know-how of oil PVT properties and multi-phase flow is required to exploit and manage oil reservoirs to optimize production and maximize recovery. This course will go through the main areas of focus for the characterization, development planning and commercialization of oil reservoirs and plays including the integrated subsurface understanding required. The course will begin with the types of oil reservoirs and their fluid properties. The different methods available to estimate oil-in-place such as volumetrics and material balance and the inter-dependence of geoscientists and reservoir engineers to reconcile these different methods will be highlighted. Oil well production and deliverability optimization will be discussed in detail followed by the basics of enhanced oil recovery to improve recoverable resource. Relevant well and field examples from Western Canada will be shown throughout the training to highlight the application of the various concepts being discussed.
Global Oil Production and Reserves
Oil PVT Properties – API, Bubble-Point, Bo, Rs, and Viscosity
Volumetric STOOIP Calculation
Oil Reservoirs Natural Drive Mechanisms
Material Balance and STOOIP Calculation from Production Data
Deliverability, Productivity Index & Skin Factor
Basics of Enhanced Oil Recovery
Who Should Attend:
Geologists, Geophysicists, Petrophysicists, Technologists, Completions, Production and Operations Engineers
Figure 1: Oil PVT Properties
Figure 2: Oil Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
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