Reservoir Engineering

  • Basic reservoir engineering




The intent of Basic Reservoir Engineering is development of a more complete « understanding » of the characteristics of oil and gas reservoirs, from fluid and rock characteristics through reservoir definition, delineation, classification, development plan, and production. Data collection, integration and application directed toward maximizing recovery are stressed. Basic reservoir engineering equations are introduced with emphasis directed to parameter significance and an understanding of the results. For nearly 30 years this has been one of our most popular and successful courses. As part of the Basic Reservoir Engineering course, there are class exercises designed to be solved by hand with a calculator.

Designed for


Students, geologists, geophysicists, engineers, engineering trainees, technical managers, technical assistants, technicians, chemists, physicists, technical supervisors, service company personnel, sales representatives, data processing personnel, and support staff working with reservoir definition, development and production.

Course content



  • Reservoir fluid properties
  • Coring practices and rock properties
  • Fundamentals of fluid flow
  • Reservoir fluid distribution
  • Reservoir classification
  • Reservoir drive mechanisms
  • Oil and gas well performance
  • Pressure buildup analysis
  • Oil displacement concepts
  • Estimation of oil-in-place and gas-in-place
  • Recovery techniques
  • Reservoir simulation




Location: Sfax, Tunisia