Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
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
Rock and Fluid Properties
Enhanced Oil Recovery
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.
What 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.
|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
J. Brandon Rogers, Author
J. Brandon Rogers currently works as a project engineer at Murphy Exploration and Production Company where he designs and constructs the surface facilities required to develop Murphy’s assets in the Eagle Ford Shale. 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.
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.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 38
- Assessments Self