Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

Classroom Dates
06 - 10 May 2024
15 - 19 Jul 2024
23 - 27 Sep 2024
18 - 22 Nov 2024
Online Dates
06 - 10 May 2024
23 - 27 Sep 2024

This Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering training course introduces reservoir engineering concepts and methods to enable cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and experience. It provides the required input to help you understand questions crucial to the reservoir engineer: How much oil & gas is there (accumulation)? How much can be recovered (reserves)? How fast can it be recovered (rate)? Through this training course, participants will gain a foundational understanding of reservoir engineering that they can use while moving forward in this programme.

This Energy Training Centre training course will feature:

  • Discussions on the role of reservoir engineering in exploration and production as well as how reservoir engineers interact with other disciplines in the Petroleum Industry
  • A description of Reservoir rock properties, Darcy’s Law and Fundamentals of fluid flow in a porous media
  • A description of Reservoir fluid phase behaviour and reservoir fluid properties
  • An overview of well testing and application of the diffusivity equation
  • An outline of different drive mechanisms and discussion of the recovery factors
  • Principles of Material Balance and Decline Curve Analysis
  • Use of fractional flow equations and Immiscible displacement concepts
  • Definition of reserves, estimation of oil and gas in place and Production Forecasts

By the end of this Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering training course, participants will:

  • Describe a hydrocarbon reservoir and list the fluids found in it
  • Illustrate with diagrams how these fluids are distributed in a hydrocarbon reservoir
  • Describe and explain porosity, permeability and fluid saturations
  • Determine the properties of natural gas, oil and water
  • Explain and define saturated reservoirs, undersaturated reservoirs, bubble point pressure, oil and gas formation volume factors, gas oil ratio
  • Calculate the volume of hydrocarbon in place and recovery factors
  • Derive the general material balance equation, modify it and use it to calculate hydrocarbon in place for gas reservoirs, saturated reservoirs and under saturated reservoirs
  • Use the Havlena and Odeh technique to determine oil in place for saturated reservoirs and under saturated reservoirs
  • Use of well testing data in determining average reservoir pressure, productivity index, permeability, and skin effect
  • Discuss the recovery factors of different drive mechanisms
  • Explain the use of fractional flow equations and Immiscible displacement concepts
  • Perform decline curve analysis

This Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering training course will utilise a variety of learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as review questions on each topic.

This Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Petroleum and Reservoir Engineers
  • Production and Operations Engineers
  • Reservoir, Production and Operations Engineers
  • Petro-physicists, Geo-physicists
  • Geologists and Non–Engineers
  • Managers who seek to derive greater decision making on field development

Day One: Reservoir and Reservoir Engineering Basics 

  • Introduction to Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Life Cycle
  • Reservoir Environment and Formation Properties
  • Identification of Contacts
  • Definition of Reservoir Pressure
  • Determination of Pressure Gradients

Day Two: Reservoir Conditions 

  • Reservoir and Surface Conditions
  • Formation Volume Factor, Viscosity, Solution Gas-oil Ratio, API Gravity, Specific Gravity
  • Estimating Gas, Oil, and Water Properties from Correlations
  • Application of Deviation Factor to Ideal Gas Law
  • Darcy's Law and Fundamentals of Fluid Flow
  • Relative Permeability Concept

Day Three: Reservoir Fundamentals 

  • Principles of Well Testing in Reservoir Characterization
  • Estimation of Average Pressure
  • Application of Diffusivity Equation to Steady State, Semi-steady State and Unsteady-state Flow
  • Applications of Line Source Solution to Determine Reservoir Pressure
  • Overview of Well Testing Techniques
  • Use of Well Testing

Day Four: Reservoir Drive 

  • Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
  • Principles of Material Balance Analysis
  • Use of Fractional Flow Equations
  • Immiscible Displacement Concepts
  • Recovery Concepts

Day Five: Reserve Estimation and Production Forecasting

  • Definition of Reserves
  • Recovery Factor-API Correlations
  • Estimation of Oil-in-Place
  • Estimation of Gas-in-Place
  • Production Forecast – Decline Curve Analysis

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

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Please contact us at to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

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Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

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  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

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 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

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  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

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Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.