Introduction to Reservoirs is a non-technical course that covers basic reservoir structures and characteristics. Over the course of a day and a half, the instructor will address important topics such as common reservoir structures; a description of oil & gas traps and how they occur; and the processes associated with depositional environments.
Attendees will learn how to classify the properties of reservoir rock using criteria such as porosity, pore volume, fluid saturation, and permeability. The class will discuss common types of reservoirs and how they are classified based on specific properties. The instructor will cover the basic characteristics of reservoir fluids, including: API gravity, density, viscosity, formation volume factor, and gas solubility. Attendees will learn how to estimate gas-in-pace and oil-in-place.
Instructor Luis Zerpa, who holds a PhD in petroleum engineering and is a professor at Colorado School of Mines, will guide attendees in understanding the factors that lead a reservoir to produce oil and gas. Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to describe oil displacement concepts and recognize the fundamentals of fluid flow.