Oil and Gas Recovery Factors in Clastics and Carbonates


Reservoir engineers with a few years practical experience.


- The role and influence of geological environments on oil and gas reservoirs
- Basic understanding of clastics and carbonates and reservoir characterization
- Porosity and permeability distribution and associated displacement processes
- Understanding of relevant reservoir parameters and fluid properties
- Volumetric hydrocarbon initially-in-place estimation techniques
- Concepts of drive mechanisms, hydrocarbon recovery processes and recovery factors
- Estimation of oil and gas recovery factors with respect to formation type and recovery mechanism
- Reserves estimations from historical production performance
- Field subsurface development including well spacing, secondary recovery methods, and horizontal vs. vertical well development
- Identification and acquisition of critical data
- Identification and management of subsurface uncertainties
- Field case studies and worldwide analogue

Learning Objectives

The primary focus of the course is to explain the underlying problems in dealing with clastics and carbonates and highlight the fundamental differences between them in terms of their reservoir architecture, permeability distribution, and overall reservoir production performance.



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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