Engineering Aspects of Reservoir Surveillance


Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics Production and Operations

Description

This course will address the principal issues regarding reservoir surveillance with the objective of maximizing recovery efficiency.  The measurement of flowing bottomhole pressure using permanent downhole gauges will be treated in depth including the use of deconvolution to identify appropriate production models.  It is shown that the measurement of rate is a corollary to pressure detection whether using multiphase flowmeters or by inference from digital temperature surveys.  Saturation measurement through casing and production logging provide additional insight into production problems and help to identify smart completion strategies.

The learning objectives are firstly concerned with obtaining knowledge of the measurement techniques and their limitations.  For example high pressure high temperature situations will be covered.  Secondly the mechanistic interpretation of the measured data in terms of reservoir structure and production behavior will be used to identify optimal ways of managing the field.

Complete course agenda (pdf)

Learning Level

Beginner

Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

The learning objectives are firstly concerned with obtaining knowledge of the measurement techniques and their limitations.  For example high pressure high temperature situations will be covered.  Secondly the mechanistic interpretation of the measured data in terms of reservoir structure and production behavior will be used to identify optimal ways of managing the field.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for reservoir and production engineers involved in devising strategies to maximize recovery efficiency.  The mechanistic interpretation of pressure, flow and saturation data is pertinent to both subjects and integration will be emphasized. Participants should have some experience in one or other of the aforementioned disciplines.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded each day for this 2-day course.

Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and / or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.

Instructor

George Stewart

Professor George Stewart was a founding member of the Petroleum Engineering Department at Heriot-Watt in 1975 and was the second Head of Department in 1982-87. He also was a founder of EPS Ltd and was Chairman from 1987-2004. In 1976, he was Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and from 1978-1982 Senior Reservoir Engineer with Schlumberger where he specialised in Wireline Formation Testing.  He has published many papers on well and formation testing and gives courses throughout the world.  Currently he is Chief Reservoir Engineer for Weatherford Petroleum Consulting and Professor at Heriot-Watt.  Recently he has authored two textbooks published by Pennwell: “Well Test Design and Analysis” and “Wireline Formation Testing and Well Deliverability”.