Introduction to Reservoir Engineering

Introduction to Reservoir Engineering


Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics

Course Duration

5 days

Delivery Method


The course will introduce the general material balance equation and its applications to determine initial oil and gas in place. Various steady and unsteady‐state water influx models will be presented. The concept of fractional flow and the theory of immiscible displacement will be discussed. Finally, the effects of areal and vertical sweep efficiencies on waterflood performance predictions will be highlighted.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the basic primary recovery mechanisms

  • Derivation of the general material balance equation

  • Material balance equation limitations and applications

  • Material balance analysis of undersaturated reservoirs

  • Material balance analysis of saturated reservoirs

  • Water influx modelling

  • Fractional flow curve

  • Frontal advance theory

  • Linear water flood performance prediction

  • Flood patterns and areal sweep efficiency

  • Heterogeneous reservoirs and vertical sweep efficiency

  • Pattern flooding performance

  • Overview of reservoir simulation and fluid flow in porous media

Course Description