SPEI: Reservoir Characterization: From the Laboratory to the Field

This course teaches integrated reservoir characterization, from basic petrophysics through geostatistics. The emphasis is on porosity, permeability, capillary pressure and relative permeability as they relate to flow. The course also covers the statistics of the spatial distribution of these properties and illustrates the benefits of using them.

REGISTER SOON:  http://www.spe.org/training/courses/RCH.php 


Topics Include:

  • Single-phase petrophysical porosity, permeability and non-Darcy effects
  • Two-phase flow: capillary pressure, relative permeabilities and trapped phase saturations
  • Heterogeneity and non-uniformity
  • Effective properties: (pseudo) porosity
  • Absolute permeability: capillary pressure, relative permeability, dispersivity and viscous fingering

Level of Learning


Course Length

1 day

Why You Should Attend

This class will quickly bring you up to speed on the characterization of oil and gas reservoirs.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers with at least a bachelor’s degree in petroleum or chemical engineering. All other engineers, geologists, mathematicians and physicists with at least some experience in reservoir engineering or numerical simulation can benefit from the course.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Location: Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1075
Houston , TX 77042

Date: March 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - March 25, 2014, 5:30 p.m.