Reservoir Rocks and Fluids Properties


Course Content

1- Introduction
- Description of reservoirs
- Systems of Units used in the Petroleum Industry and onversion
- Notions of Hydraulics: Physical State, Pressure, Density and Compressibility, Viscosity, Capillary Pressure, Equation of Navier-Stokes. 
- Bernouilli's Equation, Applications
- Basic Notions of Rock  Mechanics: Moduli and Failure 

2- Rock Properties 
-  How they are studied (cuttings, Cores, logs, in situ Tests)
- Types of Rocks with emphasis on Reservoir Rocks; homogeneity/Heterogeneity,Isotropy/Anisotropy, layering, dip, fractures 
- Porosity (Primary and Secondary), Fluid Saturation, Capillary Pressure, Permeability absolute and relative,
-  Mechanical Properties (Density, Moduli, Compressibility, Sound Velocity), electrical properties, other properties (temperature...)

3- Fluid Flow in Reservoir Rocks 
- Reservoir Fluids characterization: Petroleum and water
- Flow Equation (monophasic with and w/o gravity forces)
- Flow Equation for a vertical well and incompressible liquid (steady state); well tests
- Other cases: deviated or horizontal well, gaswell, fractured reservoir, injection wells 
- Multiphase flow 
- Modeling 

NB : This training can be delivered in Frensh Language