Production Forecasting Tools Michael N
Production Forecasting Tools
November 5-6, 2018 – Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer
This course offers a detailed coverage of the techniques used to evaluate reserves of oil and gas wells using Decline Curve Analysis (DCA) techniques. The industry standard methods of determining the hydrocarbons-in-place are discussed using volumetric and material balance calculations and probabilistic methods. Pressure Transient Techniques; such as reservoir limit testing and deconvolution methods are discussed. Also other techniques to estimate the hydrocarbons-in-place using Rate Transient Analysis (RTA); are reviewed. Flow regime diagnoses tools; such as, the log-log plot of the pressure vs time and also for the production data vs time are used. The applications and deficiencies of the original DCA methods by ARPS are discussed. New DCA techniques which could be used for wells that are not stabilized yet (in transient), are reviewed. The use of “Well Typing” is discussed to generate production forecasts (P90, P50, and P10). Numerous case studies will be presented to provide practical applications of all the concepts discussed in the course. A course hand-out which is an excellent reference will be provided.
president of Petro Management Group Ltd. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas Industry as a worldwide highly recognized engineering consultant and a distinguished instructor. He also completed a post-graduate program with the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The focus of Mr. Ibrahim’s experience lies in the area of Reservoir management, and well test planning/analysis. Mr. Ibrahim is a member of APEGA and SPE.