Reservoir Engineering for Non-Reservoir Engineers, Houston, April 7-11, 2014

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 07, 2014 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Apr 11, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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This 5-day course is designed for professionals who regularly interact with reservoir engineers, work with reservoir engineers as members of an asset team, rely on the analysis provided by reservoir engineers, or professionals who otherwise need to understand and communicate with reservoir engineers on a technical or commercial basis.  This course is specifically designed for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, facility and operations engineers, drilling and production engineers, pipeline engineers, and economic / business analysts. The course will provide the ability to understand the underlying value and limitations of the analysis provided by reservoir engineers.  In addition, it will provide a better understanding of the required data and assumptions involved in the practice of reservoir engineering.  The course includes routine reservoir engineering calculations to better understand the job of a reservoir engineer. The course will cover the basic data required for the reservoir engineer to perform their job, the primary tools and techniques used by reservoir engineers, and the information gained by the application of those techniques and the limitations of the extrapolation of the results to the decision making process.   Throughout the course the impact of the data, assumptions and technical limitations are related to the economic impact they have on reservoir management.  

Students are required to bring a laptop to class, loaded with Excel 2010 or newer. A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Reservoir Types and Drive Mechanisms
  • Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Volumetrics
  • Material Balance
  • Transient and Pseudo Steady State Fluid Flow
  • Fluid Displacement
  • Decline Curve Analysis
  • Reserves Estimation and Classification
  • Overview of Reservoir Simulation
  • Field Development Planning for Maximum Economic Benefit

Date: Apr 07 - 11, 2014

Length: 5 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 4 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 40 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 3,995.00 USD



Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

Stephen Malkewicz is a registered professional engineer with 40 years of petroleum engineering experience and 25 years of experience teaching industry classes. Mr. Malkewicz has extensive experience in many geologic basins across the United States and in 33 countries around the world. He has developed and taught industry courses in 13 countries for various clients covering a variety of industry topics including an overview of the petroleum industry, production engineering, uncertainty management, pressure transient analysis and reservoir engineering. Mr. Malkewicz started his career as a production engineer with an integrated oil and gas company in the Gulf Coast before he joined an international consulting company where he eventually became President and negotiated the sale of that company. Following the sale, he founded an international consulting firm specializing in reservoir engineering, serving clients both domestically and around the world. Mr. Malkewicz has provided technical and commercial analysis of assets around the world, across the oilfield life cycle from exploration prospects to fully developed producing oil and gas fields, with values ranging up to several billion dollars. Stephen graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1974, completed a Masters of Business Administration in 1991 and is a member of the SPE.