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April 29, 2006
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Fundamentals of Reservoir Material Balance and Decline Analysis

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April 25 to April 28, 2006
Fundamentals of Reservoir Material Balance and Decline Analysis
Houston, USA

This 4-day course is designed for petroleum engineers, technologists and geo-scientists involved in preparing production forecasts, conducting formation evaluation, well testing or reservoir modeling, or estimating oil and gas reserves. The course is also suitable for supervisors and managers requiring a basic appreciation of the fundamentals of these techniques, and the manner in which these basic analytical reservoir engineering tools are utilized. The course is also useful as a refresher course in the basics of decline curve analysis and material balance analytical methods, highlighting the advantages and limitations of each method. The course will cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of decline analysis and material balance analysis. Both type curve fitting and type curve matching techniques will be explained and demonstrated. Examples will illustrate the more commonly used type curve fitting methods, including “hands-on” class problems, and the use of modern computer aided analysis tools will be reviewed. Problems and limitations of decline analysis will be presented and discussed. The material balance module of the course is intended to provide practical methods of applying the material balance approach to reservoir performance and reserves assessments in any reservoir. The course covers the material balance concept for oil, gas, and gas-condensate reservoirs, and also includes explicit material balance techniques which will complement any reservoir simulation effort. Recent developments in “flowing material balance” techniques will also be reviewed. The use of modern computerized material balance software will be reviewed and demonstrated. A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Outline
Theory & Mathematical Basis for Decline Analysis
Types of Declines - Exponential, Harmonic, Hyperbolic
Reservoir Geometries & Fluid Factors Affecting Decline Behaviour
Nominal versus Effective Decline
Fluid Cuts, WOR and GOR Versus Time, Cumulative Production
Type Curve Matching
Sandstone & Carbonate Reservoirs
Declines Under Various Reservoir Drive
Primary & Enhanced Recovery Projects
Identifying Opportunities Using Decline Curve Analysis
Limitations of Decline Curve Methods
Material Balance Basic Concepts
PVT and Rock Properties
Special Aspects of Material Balance Applied to Gas and Gas Condensate Reservoirs
Original Oil-In-Place Prediction
Gas Cap Drive Characterization
Evaluation of Natural Water Drive Behaviour and Aquifer Size
Use of Material Balance in Well and Reservoir Limits Testing
Demonstration of Modern Material Balance Software Applications
Flowing material balance method
Examples & Problems
Introduction to Log Analysis and Petrophysics

Event Date :  eu-US  2:30 AM - 10:30 PM (GMT 0)
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April 26 to April 28, 2006
Introduction to Log Analysis and Petrophysics
Houston, USA

This three-day course is designed to provide participants with fundamental principles necessary to understand and interpret open hole logs. The concepts will assist participants to recognize permeability, hydrocarbons and identify rock and fluid types. The session will also include illustrated techniques for recognizing log validity. Participants are encouraged to bring their own logs to complement existing real-life case studies. A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Outline
Introduction to Basic Log Suites
Permeability and Salt Water Detection
Fluid and Rock Type Identification
Hydrocarbon Identification and Net Pay Estimation
'Interpretation at a Glance' Techniques
Gas and Shale Effects on Logs
Uses and Limitations of Open Hole Logs
Using DST, Cuttings and Offset Production to Validate Logs
Depth Control, Calibrations and Offset Wells
Hole Conditions vs Tool Problems
Individual Log Checks and Limitations
Easily Applied Methods and Case Studies
Introduction to ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code

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May 11 to May 12, 2006
Introduction to ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code
Houston, USA

This two-day course will introduce participants to the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code. The Code provides requirements for the design, fabrication, examination and testing of metallic piping systems designed for the wide variety of fluid services used in the process industries. Selection of materials, pipe, valves and fittings will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the code (not included in course fees) to the session. A complete set of course materials and lunch are included.

Course Outline
Code Jurisdiction
How the Code is Organized
Fluid Service Categories
Pressure Design Calculations
Material Selection for General and Aggressive Service
Piping Reference Standards
Welding of Piping Systems
Heat Treatment
Examination, Inspection and Testing
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