Reservoir engineering has been defined as “the art of developing and producing oil and gas fluids in such a manner as to obtain a high economic recovery” (Moore, 1955).

This two-day course, instructed by Brian Musso, is designed to provide a basic understanding of the multi-disciplined approach required to perform reservoir engineering, along with understanding why it is crucial to the petroleum industry.

Participants will gain an understanding of reservoir deposition, reservoir quality and reservoir characteristics necessary for economically viable and producible reservoirs.

Participants will learn the following and why these are important to an understanding of reservoir engineering:

  • Identification of oil and/or gas reservoirs
  • The difference between conventional, tight rock and unconventional reservoirs
  • Reservoir rock properties including porosity and permeability
  • How oil and gas are formed
  • The steps necessary for estimating and calculating in place and recoverable oil and gas

BENEFITS of attending:

  • Participants will comprehend how reservoir engineers process their workloads and how they interact with other team members
  • Participants will get a better understanding of how to communicate with reservoir engineers and geoscientists in major projects and day-to-day activities
  • Participants will have an appreciation for data requirements, why certain data is needed, how it is used in reservoir analysis and the impact it has on the organization

Who Should Attend:
Individuals or groups communicating with or supporting multi-disciplined teams of geoscientists, engineers, or technical analysts who participate in reservoir exploration, appraisal, development and/or production of hydrocarbon reservoirs. This includes anyone in the following areas:
– Information Technology
– Regulatory and Permitting
– Land and Legal
– Non-Technical Management
– Accounting and Financial
– Support Technologists
– Midstream or Downstream Support Teams

Course Outline Summary
– Basic Reservoir Engineering
– Reservoir Engineering – A Multi-Disciplined Approach
– Reservoir Quality and Characteristics
– Reservoir Deposition – Petroleum Geology
– What Constitutes a Reservoir
– Oil Migration and Traps
– Reservoir Pressures
– Reservoir Fluids
– Fluid Saturations
– Hydrocarbon Fluid Classification
– Reservoir Fluid Properties – Focus on Gas and Oil
– Reservoir Water Properties
– Estimation of Oil & Gas Originally in Place
– Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
– Decline Curve Analysis
– Reserves

Online Registration Opening Soon! To reserve a tentative spot in either of the upcoming courses scheduled for June 6-7, 2017 in Houston and/or November 14-15, 2017 in Houston, just email our office at or call 918-631-3088.

Registration Fees (net US Dollars):
$995 per person: Group Discount (3 or more from the same company attending the same course date/location)
$1295 per person: Early Enrollment Discount (registration and payment must be received in our office one month prior to the seminar you plan to attend)
$1495 per person: Regular Tuition Fee