Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Characterizing the Reservoir

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

To enable the Characterizing of the Reservoir we need to be able to explain how reservoir characteristics determine well productivity, which in turn drives the well completion design and construction process.

In this Micro VILT, we will describe the native state of rock and fluids in a hydrocarbon reservoir (before drilling) and explain the key factors that control inflow of reservoir fluids into the wellbore (geological setting, rock and fluid properties, flow path, pressure drawdown, completion efficiency, sand production, and flow assurance issues).

This Micro VILT will explain Darcy’s Law, the sensitivity of variables in the equation, and its relevance to reservoir productivity and formation damage. We will explain how formation damage impacts well productivity (skin, FE, PI) and explain the primary causes of formation damage.

In as much as initial production is often overseen by the completions engineer, one must be aware of potential damage that can occur at this stage of operation. Most of the damage from early production will derive from drawdown and concentrative effects.

A primary area of concern is a rapid flow of fluids (completion or formation fluids) into the near-wellbore region. If fine particles become entrained in fluids during high velocity flow, they could be transported to pore throats where blockages could occur.

Even if completion fluid loss is kept to a minimum, natural water influx from the reservoir or from an adjacent water zone could accelerate fines migration.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: Overview

  1. Well Productivity
  2. Formation properties
  3. Porosity, Permeability Explained

Module 2: Formation

  1. Formation Fluids Types
  2. Identifying reservoir fluid types
  3. Darcy’s Law

Module 3: Formation Damage

  1. Primary Mechanisms
  2. Quantifying Formation Damage
  3. Job Aids to minimise Formation Damage


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Instructor’s knowledge and background in the course material.
  2. Clear and concise presentation.
  3. Visual presentation of actual cases, electric logs, completion performance before and after stimulation jobs.
  4. Thorough discussion on the complex Darcy’s Law formula for flow, the factors that affect flow rates, overall concept behind reservoir / formation damage and essential techniques in well problem solving.
  5. Convenience. VILT allows a user to access the course from anywhere.
  6. Very effective medium for virtual learning that promotes virtual classroom focus.

Your expert Micro VILT trainer has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. During that time, he has worked exclusively in well intervention and completions. After a number of years working for intervention service companies (completions, slickline & workovers), he joined Shell as a well service supervisor. He was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of all well intervention work on Shell’s Persian/Arabian Gulf platforms. This included completion running, coil tubing, e-line, slickline, hydraulic workovers, well testing and stimulation operations. An office-based role as a senior well engineer followed.

He was responsible for planning, programming and organising of all the well engineering and intervention work on a number of fields in the Middle East. He had a brief spell as a Site Representative for Santos in Australia before joining Petro-Canada as Completions Superintendent in Syria, then moved to Australia as Completions Operations Superintendent for Santos, before returning to Shell as Field Supervisor Completions and Well Interventions in Iraq where he carried out the first ever formal abandonment of a well in the Majnoon Field. While working on rotation, he regularly taught Completion Practices, Well Intervention, Well Integrity and Reporting & Planning courses all over the world. In 2014, he started to focus 100% on training and became the Technical Director for PetroEDGE.

Since commencing delivering training courses in 2008, he has taught over 300 courses in 31 cities in 16 countries to in excess of 3,500 participants.

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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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Trainer did a great job of presenting the material in an interesting and collaborative way. I will seek out additional training opportunities offered by petroEDGE.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Excellent, up-to-date training on characterizing the reservoir. Real episodes shared with attendees to convey importance and potential consequences.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA