Reservoir Geology for Petroleum Engineers


Study the geological and engineering factors to evaluate and model the reservoir formations.


To help in good teamwork and communication between the reservoir engineers and reservoir geologists.

  • To give the petroleum & reservoir engineers the importance of the reservoir geology in evaluating and the principles of modeling reservoir formation by specifying the geological factors.

  • The different geological factors, which affect the engineering activities, the drilling, logging testing, completion, development and production.

  • Coordination between engineers and geologists is the main objective of this course.


  • The reservoir in perspective.
  • Why petroleum reservoirs of same type are different?
  • How reservoirs vary in size, configuration, distribution etc…?
  • How geological factors affect engineering activities?
  • Introduction to the seismic method.
  • Carbonate reservoirs & Sandstone reservoirs.
  • Non-marine reservoirs.
  • How does diagnosis affect reservoir character?
  • Reservoir properties.
  • Structural geology & traps.
  • Use of electric logs.
  • Cross sections & their significance.
  • How integrated geological geophysical, and engineering data / studies are used in identify & predicting reservoir rock properties.
  • Reservoir development strategies.

Who Can Benefit?

Reservoir & Petroleum Engineers, Geophysicists, Drilling Engineers, Junior Geologists & Geo-science Technologists.