Introduces concepts of reservoir fluid flow and natural drive mechanisms. Describes basic reservoir engineering goals and the tools and resources employed by reservoir engineers. Describes the behavior of gas and gas condensate reservoirs, using the real gas equation of state and the P/Z versus cumulative production approaches. Discusses major drive mechanisms and the calculation of OIP using material balance equations. Presents the oil and gas industry definitions used to categorize reserves. Illustrates principal methods for calculating reserves, including analogy/statistical, volumetric, material balance and performance trend analogy. Presents special considerations for estimating reserves in fractured, geopressured, heavy oil, low permeability or partial water-drive gas reservoirs.
This bundle contains the following courses: