Reservoir Engineering > Advanced Reservoir Engineering

About this Training Course

The Advanced Reservoir Engineering course will address modern practical aspects of reservoir engineering during 5 full-days packed with lectures, virtual exercises, discussions and literature reviews. The participants’ understanding of fundamental concepts and modern practical reservoir engineering methods will be deepened and a wide range of topics will be addressed.

This course will emphasise reservoir engineering applications and include topics such as:

  1. Rock properties of clastic and carbonate reservoirs
  2. Reservoir characterisation
  3. Reservoir fluid behaviour
  4. Identification of main production mechanisms
  5. Design and analysis of well tests
  6. Production forecasting
  7. Application of Decline Curve Analysis in mature fields
  8. Detailed modeling of wells and reservoirs
  9. Water flooding
  10. Application of EOR methods
  11. Reserves and resource estimation
  12. Reservoir simulation approaches, model construction and well, aquifer and fluid modelling
  13. Development planning
  14. Uncertainty handling and scenario methods

Depending on the background and requirements of the participants, some topics may be given more emphasis.

In this course, reservoir engineering methods will be addressed which are of use in the daily reservoir engineering practice. The focus will be on practical applicability. Use is made of practical and actual reservoir engineering problems and examples to illustrate relevant subjects. By attending this course, participants will have a deeper knowledge of modern reservoir engineering practices for reservoir development and production, including the construction and use of reservoir models.

The course is intended for experienced reservoir engineers with prior technical or engineering exposure to production activities. Petroleum engineers and geoscientists who require more than general knowledge of reservoir engineering will also find this course useful. Participants are invited but not obliged to bring a short presentation (max of 15 minutes) on a practical problem they encountered in their work. This will then be explained and discussed in the this class. A short test or quiz will be held at the end the this course.

Your course leader is an independent Reservoir Engineering Consultant. He provides project consultancy, quality assurance and reservoir engineering training for major oil companies, governments, engineering firms and other global customers. Before he retired from Shell in 2012, he held positions as Senior Reserves Consultant for the Middle East and Reservoir Engineering Discipline Lead. He is a petroleum engineering professional, with global experience, mostly in Shell companies and joint ventures (NAM, SSB, SCL, PDO, SKDBV). He has been involved in reserves and resource management, has extensive reservoir modelling and reservoir simulation expertise, and wide experience in the design and delivery of training programmes for employee development.

2012 – 2016 Independent Reservoir Engineering Consultant
Project consultancy, quality assurance and reservoir engineering training for major oil companies, governments, engineering firms and other global customers. Delivering specialised and general Reservoir Engineering courses to a multitude of international companies.

2008 – 2012 Shell International E&P, the Hague, the Netherlands
Senior Reserves Consultant for the Middle East Region
Assurance of SEC and SPE compliance of reserves and resources in Shell Middle East region. Contributor to the 2012 SPE guidelines on reserves and resources assessment.

2006 – 2008 Shell E&P Technology Solutions, Rijswijk, the Netherlands
Reservoir Engineering Discipline Lead
Responsible for QA/QC of Reservoir Engineering in global E&P projects as well as for staff development. (over 60 international Reservoir Engineers)

2001 – 2005 Centre for Carbonate Studies, SQU, Oman / Shell International E&P
Technology Applications and Research /Shell Representative Office Oman

Petroleum Engineering Manager
PE manager in the Carbonate Research centre, at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. Industrial research projects and support to teaching on recovery aspects of carbonate reservoir development. Design and delivery of industrial courses on carbonate reservoirs

1997– 2000 Shell International E&P, Rijswijk, the Netherlands
Principal Reservoir engineer. Acting Shell Group Reserves Co-ordinator in 1997-1998. Facilitation of workshops with government shareholders, including discussions on sensitive reserves issues (BSP Petroleum Unit Brunei, PDO Oman, SPDC government Nigeria).
Co-ordination of the NOV subsurface team in Shell Kazakhstan Development BV in 2000. Leading role in Shell Gamechanger project on natural gas hydrates.

1992– 1996 Shell Training Centre, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands
Reservoir Engineering Programme Training Director
Directed Shell Group Reservoir Engineering Training. Introduced advanced PE training events, QA/QC and learning transfer measures, Design and delivery of reservoir engineering and multidiscipline courses to Shell staff from a wide range of nationalities.

1985– 1992 Shell International, SIPM, the Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Reservoir Engineer
Full field reservoir simulation projects supporting Field Development Plans, operational strategies and unitisation negotiations for Shell Group Operating Companies in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Egypt. Major contributor to the Shell internal Gas Field Planning Tool development.

1984– 1985 Geological Survey of the Netherlands (RGD), Ministry of Economic Affairs
Reservoir Engineering Section Head Responsible for Petroleum Engineering advice on oil and gas licences to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. First-hand experience with a government view on resource management.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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