Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Engineering for Non Specialists

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Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to provide the non-reservoir engineers with the basic principles of reservoir simulation engineering. The course covers all aspects of reservoir simulation engineering starting from the fundamentals definition and up to special topics used for reservoir simulation practices. The course can bring you quickly to understand the required input data, limitations and benefits of conducting a reservoir simulation study as a valuable tool for field development plan and future business activities for any oil or gas field. In this course, the delegates will gain the knowledge and business insight on the key subjects:

  • Basics of overall reservoir engineering, 
  • Reservoir simulation engineering fundamentals,
  • Role of reservoir simulation engineer,
  • Building reservoir simulation model,
  • Key success factors in conducting reservoir simulation study,
  • Enhanced oil recovery simulation challenges,
  • Fracture reservoir simulation features
  • Prediction of reservoir business activities and field development plans

Programme Objectives

  • Understand the overall fundamentals of reservoir engineering
  • Raise their understand of reservoir simulation engineering aspects
  • Be conscious by the role of  the reservoir simulation engineer
  • Gain sufficient knowledge on methodology to build reservoir simulation models
  • Be aware by the benefits of conducting the reservoir simulation studies
  • Notice how can a reliable simulation study could be used for field development plan


As with all courses, this course makes use of technical materials, extensive discussion of business issues and numerous case studies to ensure that you will leave the course, ready to apply your new knowledge.

Who should attend

  • Non-engineering staff involved in oil industry
  • Supporting staff working with reservoir engineers
  • Team Leaders/Managers involved in oil industry
  • Petroleum engineers
  • Field/Production engineers
  • Facilities/Process engineers
  • Development/Exploitation engineers (Junior)
  • Geoscientists/Petrophysicists
  • Technologists
  • Other persons who seek to have more knowledge on reservoir simulation engineering



Central London Hotel Venue

All courses are held at four or five star venues in Central London, Zone 1. We strive to provide you with a training environment of the highest quality, to ensure that the whole learning experience exceeds your expectations.

Your training venue will be confirmed by one of our course administrators approximately 3-4 weeks before the course start date.

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Day 1 - Introduction to Reservoir Engineering

  • What is the Reservoir?
  • What is the Reservoir Engineering?
  • What is the role of the Reservoir Engineer?
  • Importance of Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Types
  • Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
  • Reservoir Main Properties (Structure, Fluid contacts and Saturation)
  • Reservoir Rock Properties (Porosity, Permeability, Capillary Pressure)
  • Reservoir Fluid Properties
  • Initial Oil in Place Calculations
  • Reserve and Ultimate Recovery Factor
  • Overall Reservoir Performance
  • Producing Well Performance
  • Reservoir Life Cycle
  • Reservoir Recovery Methods

Day 2 - Introduction to Reservoir Simulation

  • What is the Reservoir Simulation?
  • What is the objective of Reservoir Simulation?
  • Reservoir Simulation Applications 
  • Reservoir Simulation Concept
  • Types of Simulators
  • Reservoir Simulation Model

Building the Reservoir Simulation Model

  • Input Data Required
  • Sources of Input Data
  • Modeling Overview
  • Expected  Output Data

Day 3 - Conducting the Simulation Study

  • What is the simulation Model Run?
  • Tools used to run the simulation model
  • Steps to run the simulation model
  • Define Reservoir Initial Conditions
  • Basics of Production Data History Match
  • Parameters used for History Match
  • Reservoir Simulation Forecast
  • Prediction Scenarios
  • Field development plan concept

Day 4 - Introduction to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Reservoir Simulation

  • Reservoir EOR Definition
  • EOR Concept
  • EOR Types (Chemical, Thermal, WAG ...etc.)
  • Compositional Simulation Model
  • Fluid Characterization/PVT Modeling    
  • One-Dimensional Simulation Model
  • Sector Model
  • Single Well Model
  • Preparing the Model for EOR
  • EOR Simulation Modeling

Day 5 - Simulation of Fractured Reservoirs

  • What are the Fractured Reservoirs?
  • Parameters used for Fractured Reservoir Simulation
  • Dual Porosity Reservoir Simulation

Case Study – Reservoir simulation for oil reservoir
Case Study – Reservoir simulation for gas reservoir
Case Study – Enhanced oil recovery simulation study
Case Study – Fracture reservoir simulation study
Case Study – Field development plan

End session and open discussion

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