Reservoir Drive Mechanisms


Day 1: General Overview
Field Development Methods
Oil & Gas Reservoirs
Material Balance Analysis
Fluid PVT Behaviour
Material Balance Equation
Flow Description
One Phase & Multiphase Flows
Reservoir Characterisation

Day 2: Natural Depletion
Key Phenomenon’s Initial Pressure Regimes
Rock Compaction & Fluid Expansion
Oil Reservoirs
Oil depletion above saturation pressure
Solution Gas Drive
Aquifer Drive and Gas Cap drive

Day 3: Natural Depletion (cont’d)
Gas reservoirs
Dry & Wet Gas Depletion
Gas Condensate Depletion

Aquifer Modelling
Basic Concepts
Van Everdingen & Hurst Functions

Day 4: Improved Oil Recovery & Sweep Efficiency
Key Concepts
Water & Immiscible Gas Injection
Microscopic Recovery & Sweep Efficiency
Sweep Along One Flow Line
Fractional Flow
Transport Equation & Saturation Profile
Volumetric Sweep Efficiency
Areal & Vertical Sweep
Gravity Drainage

Day 5: Enhanced Oil Recovery
Basic Concepts & Key Methods
Enhanced Water Injection
Water Alternate Gas Injection
Enhanced Gas Injection
Miscible Gas Injection
Thermal Recovery
Huff & Puff
Continuous Heat injection



Audience type

University or Engineering Degree in sciences. Basic knowledge of Reservoir Engineering

Planned duration

15 to 20 hours in 5 days

Support material

Slides, Videos, Exercises, Quizzes


University or Engineering Degree in sciences. Basic knowledge of Reservoir Engineering.


To review basic reservoir behaviour during production. To review basic concepts linked to material balance analysis & reservoir flow. To review main drive mechanisms both in natural depletion, water and / or immiscible gas injection

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