Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

The Industry Standard For Reservoir Engineering Training.
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 6 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Course Description

Learn the basic concepts, tools, and techniques to analyze well performance and manage a petroleum reservoir.

Build a strong foundation in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering with this course for students and practitioners

  • Material Balance Equation
  • Darcy's Law
  • Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Well Testing
  • History Match

The Industry Standard for Reservoir Engineering Craft and Hawkins' classic introduction to petroleum reservoir engineering with Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering has been fully updated for new technologies and methods, preparing students and practitioners to succeed in the modern industry. In this course, renowned expert Dr. Ron Terry will review the history of reservoir engineering, define key terms, carefully introduce the material balance approach, and show how to apply it with many types of reservoirs.

Next, they introduce key principles of fluid flow, water influx, and advanced recovery (including hydraulic fracturing). Throughout, they present field examples demonstrating the use of material balance and history matching to predict reservoir performance. For the first time, this edition relies on Microsoft Excel with VBA to make calculations easier and more intuitive.

Content and Overview The first two sections are designed to bring beginners up to speed with an introduction to reservoir engineering and a review of rock and fluid properties. More experienced students jump in in section three to learn the material balance equation and learn how to apply it in all four reservoir types. The course is rounded out with a thorough review of Darcy's law, enhanced oil recovery, well testing and history matching.

Throughout the course, we cover example problems and assign homework problems. We provide a video walking through the solution of those homework problems as well. The course culminates in the history matching problem which incorporates the concepts from each chapter.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge and tools to analyze well performance and manage petroleum reservoirs.

What are the requirements?

  • A copy of the text Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Third Edition is recommended.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Apply the material balance approach to calculate hydrocarbon in place in all four reservoir types.
  • Calculate reservoir flow rates using Darcy's Law.
  • Match production history to a model and predict future production rates.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for students and practioners interested in reservoir engineering.
  • Advanced math and computer skills are NOT required. Knowledge of Algebra and Microsoft Excel will be sufficient.
  • The first two sections are designed to bring the beginner up to speed while the remaining 10 sections lay the vital foundation for begineers and experienced practioners alike.

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Section 1: Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs and Reservoir Engineering
Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs and Reservoir Engineering Part 1
Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs and Reservoir Engineering Part 2
Section 2: Review of Rock and Fluid Properties
Review of Rock and Fluid Properties
Chapter 2 Solutions
Section 3: The General Material Balance Equation
The General Material Balance Equation
Section 4: Single Phase Gas Reservoirs
Single Phase Gas Reservoirs Part 1
Single Phase Gas Reservoir Part 2
Chapter 4 Solutions
Section 5: Gas Condensate Reservoirs
Gas Condensate Reservoirs Part 1
Gas Condensate Reservoirs Part 2
Chapter 5 Solutions
Section 6: Undersaturated Oil Reservoirs
Undersaturated Oil Reservoir Part 1
Undersaturated Oil Reservoir Part 2
Chapter 6 Solutions
Section 7: Saturated Oil Reservoirs
Saturated Oil Reservoirs Part 1
Saturated Oil Reservoirs Part 2
Chapter 7 Solutions
Section 8: Single-Phase Fluid Flow in Reservoirs
Single-Phase Fluid Flow Part 1
Single-Phase Fluid Flow Part 2
Chapter 8A Solutions
Section 9: Single-Phase Fluid Flow in Reservoirs
Single-Phase Fluid Flow Part 3
Single-Phase Fluid Flow Part 4
Chapter 8B Solutions
Section 10: The Displacement of Oil and Gas
Displacement of Oil and Gas Part 1
Displacement of Oil and Gas Part 2
Chapter 10 Solutions
Section 11: Enhanced Oil Recovery
Enhanced Oil Recovery Part 1
Enhanced Oil Recovery Part 2
Section 12: History Matching
History Matching Part 1
History Matching Part 2
Chapter 12 Solutions

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Instructor Biography

J. Brandon Rogers currently works as a reservoir engineer at Murphy Exploration and Production Company. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University where he studied reservoir engineering. He coauthored Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Third Edition with Dr. Ron Terry from BYU. Other publications include Correlation of High Hydrogen Sulfide Concentration to Deep Features in Eagle Ford Shale wells, McMullen County, Texas.

Instructor Biography

Ron Terry, Author

Ronald E. Terry has taught chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Kansas; petroleum engineering at the University of Wyoming and chemical engineering and technology and engineering education at Brigham Young University, earning teaching awards at each university. He has served as acting department chair, associate dean, and in BYU's central administration. He researched enhanced oil recovery processes at Phillips Petroleum and is past president of the American Society for Engineering Education's Rocky Mountain Section.

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