Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer
April 8-12, 2024 & Oct. 7-11

Course Objective:

This course offers the know-how knowledge to make everyday decision-making become simple: How to plan data acquisition? What kind of data is needed? How to use the data as a reservoir management tool?  How to increase ultimate recovery & projects’ NPV’s? The theory concepts will be covered to assist reservoir and exploitation engineers to effectively understanding and performing their main tasks; determining oil and gas reserves and maximizing hydrocarbon recovery under primary, secondary, and tertiary schemes with emphasis on the bottom-line results.  Other topics such as well test analysis, horizontal well applications, and reservoir drives will be covered.  Interesting class examples using actual field data will be reviewed. A course hand-out which is an excellent reference will be provided.

Live Online:
Cost: $3,000 (+ 5% GST)

Cost: $3,800 (+ 5% GST)

On-demand (Recorded):
Cost: Full Course $1700 (+ 5% GST)
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Who Should Attend:

This course is aimed at reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers/technologists, geophysicists, and geologists who are involved in field development and exploitation.


Course Instructor:

Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng,


president of Petro Management Group Ltd. Mr. Ibrahim 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, EOR, and well test planning/analysis. Mr. Ibrahim is a member of APEGA and SPE.

Live Online:
Cost: Full Course $2400 (+ 5% GST)

On-demand (Recorded):
Cost: Full Course $1700 (+ 5% GST)
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Course Agenda:

Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

Online course agenda:

Section 1:    Petroleum Geology

(Duration 1 hr  24 min)  Fee: $120.0

  1. Origin of the solar system
  2. Geologic cycle/time
  3. Depositional environment
  4. Types pf reservoir rocks
  5. Main Elements of petroleum reservoirs
  6. Geologic subsurface maps

Section 2:   Rock properties

(Duration: 2 hr )  Fee: $160.0

  1. Rock porosity; definitions and measurements
  2. Rock permeability, definitions and measurements.
  3. Rock wettability
  4. Capillary pressure and impact of reservoir fluid distribution
  5. Rock compressibility (Case study)

Section 3:   Fluid Properties

(Duration: 2 hr 26 min)  Fee: $200.0

  1. Hydrocarbon classifications
  2. Use of phase envelop to assist in defining field development of oil and gas reservoirs (Case study)
  3. Review gas, oil, and water physical properties (case study)
  4. Surface vs bottom hole fluid sampling
  5. PVT oil chemical analysis (differential liberation vs flash analysis)
  6. Physical properties of oil, gas, and water
  7. Input data to static/dynamic reservoir numerical modeling

Section 4:  Reservoir Drives

(Duration:  40 min)  Fee: $70.0

  1. Primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery
  2. Various reservoir drives and related performance (case study)

Section 5:   Reserves Determination

(Duration 3 hrs 15 min)   Fee: $260.0

  1. Reserves definitions/classifications
  2. Deterministic methods (Class problem)
    1. Volumetric
    2. Material balance
    3. Decline analysis
    4. Empirical method (Case study)
  3. Probabilistic method (Case study)
  4. Statistical Method

Section 6:   Well Production Optimization

(Duration: 1 hrs 12 min)   Fee: $100.0

  1. Fundamentals of flow in a porous media
  2. Darcy equation and well productivity index
  3. Use of Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) – Case study
  4. Evaluation of artificial lift applications
  5. Well allowable set by the AER

Section 7:   Well Testing

(Duration: 3 hrs 2 min)  Fee: $240.0

  1. Introduction; well test types and objectives
  2. Flow equations and dimensionless parameters
  3. Flow/build-up test analysis (Case problem)
  4. Evaluation of reservoir boundaries
  5. Skin factor and impact on well productivity
  6. Draw-down test and reservoir limit test (RLT) – Case study
  7. Gas well test analysis; Modified Isochronal test

Section 8:  Water Coning and Aquifer influx

(Duration: 48 min)  Fee: $75.0

  1. Introduction
  2. Time to breakthrough
  3. Critical rate determination
  4. Estimate water influx volume using different techniques

Section 9:  Enhanced Recovery Mechanisms

(Duration 2 hrs 53 min)   Fee: $240.0

  1. Review of EOR schemes
  2. Screening criteria of EOR schemes
  3. Design and planning of waterflood projects (Case studies)
  4. Performance monitoring of waterflood projects (Case studies)
  5. Class problem

Section 10:  Unconventional Oil and Gas  

(Duration: 4 hrs 45 min)   Fee: $360.0

  1. The main differences between conventional and unconventional
  2. Review of the characteristics of the unconventional
    1. Coalbed methane (CBM)
    2. Tight oil and sands
    3. Shale gas/oil
  1. Performance and Reserves Evaluation of the unconventional
    1. Use of Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)
    2. Well typing
    3. New tools of decline curve analysis techniques
    4. Case studies

Section 11:  Horizontal Well Applications

(Duration: 3 hrs 45 min)  Fee: $300.0

  1. Applications of Hz Wells
  2. Risk Control
    1. Geology
    2. Drilling
    3. Well Completion
  3. Well Performance/Productivity
  4. Performance evaluation and optimization of multi-stage frac of horizontal wells (MFHW’s)
  5. Reserves Estimate (Case studies)

If all the sections are selected, the total course cost of $2120 will be reduced by 20% to $1,700.0

Note: GST of 5% should be added to the above fees.