


Mohamad Ahmady


Courses

Geostatistical Spatial Modeling of Reservoir(SPRING_2018)
Aims:
Introduction to concepts of Geostatistics and Geostatistical Algorithms Applied for Spatial Modeling of Reservoir Petrophysics and Lithogy
Syllabus:
 Recap of classic statistical concepts including PDF, CDF, Multivariate Probability Functions
 Why geostatistics differs from statistics
 Practice of experimental variogram calculation
 Analytical models for varigram fitting and its relation with covariances
 Ordinary Kriging
 Non stationary methods for kriging
 Indicator Kriging
 How geostatistics describes uncertainty
 Objectbased and Pixelbased models for geostatistical modeling
 Cokriging and Externaldrift Kriging for Including Seismic trends in modeling of reservoir petrophysics
 Stochastic Simulation Approaches; Conditional vs Unconditional Simulation
 Sequential Gaussian Simulation
 Indicator Simulation for spatial modeling of lithofacies
 TruncatedGaussian Simulation
 Zonation and quality check of petrophysical modelling process
Text Book:
 Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling by C.V. Deutsch
 Statistics for Petroleum engineers and Geoscientics by J.L. Jensen et al
 Introduction to Applied Geostatistics by Isaak and Srivastava
 Geostatistics and Petroleum Geology by M.E. Hohn

Oil & Gas Reservoir Engineering (II)(SPRING_2018)
Aims:
Application of traditional reservoir engineering tools to evaluate the hydrocarbon in place and recovery factors
Syllabus:
 Study and the applications of Decline Curve Analysis for Ultimate Recovery Estimation in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
 Pressure and Temperature gradient and the Normal versus Abnormal pressured reservoirs
 Volumetric Calculation of Hydrocarbon in place and determination of contact surfaces in the reservoir
 Study of Production Mechanisms in different Hydrocarbon Reservoir and their Competition, The Impact of Different Production Mechanisms on the reservoir pressure behavior, Producing GOR and Water Cuts
 Derivation of Material Balance Equation for Dry Gas Reservoirs and the modifications needed for Wet Gas Reservoir
 Derivation and Applications of Material Balance Equation for Undersaturated Oil Reservoirs and the Relative Competition of Different Production Mechanisms
 Derivation and Applications of General Material Balance Equation for Saturated Oil Reservoirs, Considering the impact of different production mechanisms
 Study of Graphical Material Balance Methods for History Matching of Reservoir including the Production Mechanisms, Hydrocarbon in place and the Aquifer Characterization
 Study and the applications of Water Influx Models describing the volume and rate of Water Influx from the Aquifers, including SteadyState, PSS and Transient Models
 Study of Superposition Methods for Water Influx Calculations with Time
 Study and Investigation of Volumetric Calculations and Material Balance Method for Gas Condensate Reservoir
Text Book:
 Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition, by B. C. Craft , M. Hawkins, Ronald E. Terry
 The Practice of Reservoir Engineering (Revised Edition), 1st Edition from L.P. Dake

Advanced Engineering Mathematics(FALL_2017)
Aims:
Introduction to various numerical and analytical methods applicable to problems encountered in petroleum engineering
Syllabus:
 Finite Element Techniques for solving PDEs
 Boundary Value Variational Formulation for PDEs
 Mixed Finite Element Method for solving PDEs related to Fluid Flow in Porous Media
 Streamline simulation applied for fluid flow in porous media
 Fundamental of Unconstrained and Constrained Optimization Theory for Engineering Problems
 Linear Programming Algorithms for Optimization
 Quadratic Programming for Optimizing Engineering Problems
 Upscaling, MultiScale Mixed Finite Element and MultiScale Finite Volume Methods for solving multiscalemultiresolution phenomena of flow
 Fourier Transformation Methods and Applications in Petroleum Engineering
 Wavelet Transformation with Applications in Modelling and Characterization of Petroleum Reservoirs
Text Book:
 Practical Optimization: Algorithms and Engineering Applications by Andreas Antoniou , WuSheng Lu
 Finite Element Methods and Their Applications by Zhangxin Chen
 Numerical Methods by Burden and Fairs
 Applied Mathematics in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Course notes of Stanford University by Rosinald Archer

Advanced Reservoir Engineering(FALL_2017)
Aims:
Study of Reservoir Engineering tools and the Application of Different approaches for Evaluation, Characterization and Modeling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
Syllabus:
 Study of Uncertainty Quantification approaches for Estimation and Evaluation of hydrocarbon Reserves and the production performance
 Review of General Material Balance Equation for Different Reservoir Types Based on the Production Mechanisms Involved
 Development and the Applications of Modified Material Balance Equations (Timedependent and Graphical) for production history matching and determination of Dominant Production Mechanisms, Reservoir and Aquifer Characterization
 Study and the Applications of time dependent MBE for forecasting the production performance of reservoir (flowing and static pressures and flowrates)
 Study and the Applications of the Advanced Models Describing the Water Influx and the Models for Water Coning
 Decline Curve Analysis for Prediction of the Reservoir Abandonment Time and the corresponding Ultimate Recovery
 The Applications of Rate Transient Analysis for Reservoir Characterization Based on the the production data for a Long History
 Development of the more General Solutions of Diffusivity Equation for Constant Pressure and Variable Rate B.C. for Analyzing the real Production History of the Wells
 Study and the Applications of Formation Testing Methods for Determination of Contact Surfaces, Effect of Production and the Hydraulic Discontinuity between Reservoir Layers
 Methods for Analyzing the timedependent data in Formation Testing for Determination of Vertical/Horizontal Permeability variation versus Depth and QC of Test Points Based on Pressure Derivative Plots
 Methods for Analysis and Interpretation of Production Logs and their Applications in Reservoir Engineering Decision Making
 Volumetric Calculations and the timedependent MBE for determination of Production Performance of Gas Condensate Reservoirs
 Time Dependent Volumetric Calculations and Material Balance Analysis Assisted by IPR method to predict Gas Condensate Reservoir Performance
Text Book:
 Advanced Reservoir Engineering, 1st Edition, Ahmed, PhD, PE & McKinney
 Wireline Formation Testing and Well Deliverability, by George Stewart
 The Practice of Reservoir Engineering (Revised Edition), 1st Edition from L.P. Dake

Applied Mathematics in Petroleum Engineering(FALL_2017)
Aims:
Explanation of Analytical Methods to Solve Partial Differential Equations in Petroleum Engineering and Mathematical Modeling of Flow Phenomena in Petroleum Engineeringrelated Problems
Syllabus:
 Formulation and Modeling in Petroleum Engineering
 Properties of Laplace Transformation and its Applications for solution of PDEs in Petroleum Engineering
 Numerical Inversion of Laplace Transforms
 Properties and Concepts of Fourier Series, Fourier Integrals and Fourier Transformations
 Fourier Transformation and its Applications for solution of Boundary Value PDEs in Petroleum Engineering
 Application of Separation of Variables Method for Solution of Boundary Value PDEs in Petroleum Engineering
 Application of Combination of Variables Method for Solution of Boundary Value PDEs in Petroleum Engineering
 Lagrange Set and Applications for Solution of Linear PDEs
 Green Theory, Green Functions and Their Applications for SourceSink Problems in Petroleum Engineering
 Higher Order Linear PDEs and Their Solutions
Text Book:
 Applied Mathematics in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Vol 1 Manoochehr NikAzar & Riaz Kharrat
 Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 10th Edition, Author: Erwin KreyszigEditor: Erwin Kreyszig

Reservoir Rock Properties(FALL_2017)
Aims:
Study of rock properties and rock interactions with fluids (gases, liquid hydrocarbons, and aqueous solutions) in hydrocarbon reservoirs
Syllabus:
 Introduction to Petrophysics Concepts, Petroleum System, Petroleum Generation and Migration
 Review of Geological Concepts needed including Petroleum Traps, Oil Creation and Migration and Categorization of Depositional Rocks and their Compostion
 Review of Porosity Types in Carbonate and Clastic Rocks and Factors affecting Primary and Secondary Porosity
 Study of Porosity Variation with Sorting, Size, Configuration and Packing of grains in the rock Matrix
 Study of Different Laboratory Porosity Measurement Techniques and solving problems from Real Cases
 Study of Indirect Porosity Measurement Techniques based on Interpretation of different Wireline Well logs (Norton, Density and Acoustic Logs)
 Investigation of Saturation Concepts and Review on the Lab. measurement methods of Porosity
 Study of Formation Resistivity Concepts, Archies Law, Saturation and Cementation exponents and the applications for Indirect measurement of saturation
 Study of Surface Physics, the concepts of Surface Tension, Interracial Tension and the relation with Capillary Pressure
 Study of Capillary Pressure Concepts with Emphasis of Porous media and the impacts of Capillary pressure on Saturation Distribution in the Drainage and Imbibition Displacement Processes
 Darcys Law for Fluid Flow in Porous Media and Defining Rock Permeability
 Application of Darcys Law for Different Radial and Linear Geometries and Vertical, Horizontal and Inclined Porous Media
 Laboratory Permeability Measurement Techniques and Problems of Real Cases
 Study of NonDarcy effects and the Klinkerberg Slippage Phenomena on Errors in Air Permeability Measurements
 The Applications of Darcys Law for Gas Flow in Porous Media, Fluid Flow in Fracture
 Defining the Relative Permeability of different fluid phases and its relations with the Saturation distribution influenced by Capillary Pressure
 Special Core Analysis (SCAL) Techniques for Laboratory Measurements of Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure
 Reservoir Petrophysical Rock Typing assisted by Integration of SCAL/RCAL data to Correlate the Hydraulic flow Units and Reservoir Lithology
Text Book:
 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering: Physical Properties by James W. Amyx , Daniel M. Bass, Robert L. Whiting
 Petrophysics, 4th Edition, Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties, Author(s) : Tiab & Donaldson
 Petroleum Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties, Second Edition, Abhijit Y. Dandekar

Geostatistical Spatial Modeling of Reservoir(SPRING_2017)
Aims:
Introduction to concepts of Geostatistics and Geostatistical Algorithms Applied for Spatial Modeling of Reservoir Petrophysics and Lithogy
Syllabus:
 Recap of classic statistical concepts including PDF, CDF, Multivariate Probability Functions
 Why geostatistics differs from statistics
 Practice of experimental variogram calculation
 Analytical models for varigram fitting and its relation with covariances
 Ordinary Kriging
 Non stationary methods for kriging
 Indicator Kriging
 How geostatistics describes uncertainty
 Objectbased and Pixelbased models for geostatistical modeling
 Cokriging and Externaldrift Kriging for Including Seismic trends in modeling of reservoir petrophysics
 Stochastic Simulation Approaches; Conditional vs Unconditional Simulation
 Sequential Gaussian Simulation
 Indicator Simulation for spatial modeling of lithofacies
 TruncatedGaussian Simulation
 Zonation and quality check of petrophysical modelling process
Text Book:
 Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling by C.V. Deutsch
 Statistics for Petroleum engineers and Geoscientics by J.L. Jensen et al
 Introduction to Applied Geostatistics by Isaak and Srivastava
 Geostatistics and Petroleum Geology by M.E. Hohn

Oil & Gas Reservoir Engineering (II)(SPRING_2017)
Aims:
Application of traditional reservoir engineering tools to evaluate the hydrocarbon in place and recovery factors
Syllabus:
 Pressure and Temperature gradient and the Normal versus Abnormal pressured reservoirs
 Volumetric Calculation of Hydrocarbon in place and determination of contact surfaces in the reservoir
 Study of Production Mechanisms in different Hydrocarbon Reservoir and their Competition, The Impact of Different Production Mechanisms on the reservoir pressure behavior, Producing GOR and Water Cuts
 Derivation of Material Balance Equation for Dry Gas Reservoirs and the modifications needed for Wet Gas Reservoir
 Derivation and Applications of Material Balance Equation for Undersaturated Oil Reservoirs and the Relative Competition of Different Production Mechanisms
 Derivation and Applications of General Material Balance Equation for Saturated Oil Reservoirs, Considering the impact of different production mechanisms
 Study of Graphical Material Balance Methods for History Matching of Reservoir including the Production Mechanisms, Hydrocarbon in place and the Aquifer Characterization
 Study and the applications of Water Influx Models describing the volume and rate of Water Influx from the Aquifers, including SteadyState, PSS and Transient Models
 Study of Superposition Methods for Water Influx Calculations with Time
 Study and Investigation of Volumetric Calculations and Material Balance Method for Gas Condensate Reservoir
 Study and the applications of Decline Curve Analysis for Ultimate Recovery Estimation in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
Text Book:
 Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition, by B. C. Craft , M. Hawkins, Ronald E. Terry
 The Practice of Reservoir Engineering (Revised Edition), 1st Edition from L.P. Dake

Advanced Engineering Mathematics(FALL_2016)
Aims:
Introduction to various numerical and analytical methods applicable to problems encountered in petroleum engineering
Syllabus:
 Finite Element Techniques for solving PDEs
 Boundary Value Variational Formulation for PDEs
 Mixed Finite Element Method for solving PDEs related to Fluid Flow in Porous Media
 Streamline simulation applied for fluid flow in porous media
 Fundamental of Unconstrained and Constrained Optimization Theory for Engineering Problems
 Linear Programming Algorithms for Optimization
 Quadratic Programming for Optimizing Engineering Problems
 Upscaling, MultiScale Mixed Finite Element and MultiScale Finite Volume Methods for solving multiscalemultiresolution phenomena of flow
 Fourier Transformation Methods and Applications in Petroleum Engineering
 Wavelet Transformation with Applications in Modelling and Characterization of Petroleum Reservoirs
Text Book:
 Practical Optimization: Algorithms and Engineering Applications by Andreas Antoniou , WuSheng Lu
 Finite Element Methods and Their Applications by Zhangxin Chen
 Numerical Methods by Burden and Fairs
 Applied Mathematics in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Course notes of Stanford University by Rosinald Archer

Advanced Reservoir Engineering(FALL_2016)
Aims:
Study of Reservoir Engineering tools and the Application of Different approaches for Evaluation, Characterization and Modeling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
Syllabus:
 Study of Uncertainty Quantification approaches for Estimation and Evaluation of hydrocarbon Reserves and the production performance
 Review of General Material Balance Equation for Different Reservoir Types Based on the Production Mechanisms Involved
 Development and the Applications of Modified Material Balance Equations (Timedependent and Graphical) for production history matching and determination of Dominant Production Mechanisms, Reservoir and Aquifer Characterization
 Study and the Applications of time dependent MBE for forecasting the production performance of reservoir (flowing and static pressures and flowrates)
 Study and the Applications of the Advanced Models Describing the Water Influx and the Models for Water Coning
 Decline Curve Analysis for Prediction of the Reservoir Abandonment Time and the corresponding Ultimate Recovery
 The Applications of Rate Transient Analysis for Reservoir Characterization Based on the the production data for a Long History
 Development of the more General Solutions of Diffusivity Equation for Constant Pressure and Variable Rate B.C. for Analyzing the real Production History of the Wells
 Study and the Applications of Formation Testing Methods for Determination of Contact Surfaces, Effect of Production and the Hydraulic Discontinuity between Reservoir Layers
 Methods for Analyzing the timedependent data in Formation Testing for Determination of Vertical/Horizontal Permeability variation versus Depth and QC of Test Points Based on Pressure Derivative Plots
 Methods for Analysis and Interpretation of Production Logs and their Applications in Reservoir Engineering Decision Making
 Volumetric Calculations and the timedependent MBE for determination of Production Performance of Gas Condensate Reservoirs
 Time Dependent Volumetric Calculations and Material Balance Analysis Assisted by IPR method to predict Gas Condensate Reservoir Performance
Text Book:
 Advanced Reservoir Engineering, 1st Edition, Ahmed, PhD, PE & McKinney
 Wireline Formation Testing and Well Deliverability, by George Stewart
 The Practice of Reservoir Engineering (Revised Edition), 1st Edition from L.P. Dake

Applied Mathematics in Petroleum Engineering(FALL_2016)
Aims:
Explanation of Analytical Methods to Solve Partial Differential Equations in Petroleum Engineering and Mathematical Modeling of Flow Phenomena in Petroleum Engineeringrelated Problems
Syllabus:
 Formulation and Modeling in Petroleum Engineering
 Properties of Laplace Transformation and its Applications for solution of PDEs in Petroleum Engineering
 Numerical Inversion of Laplace Transforms
 Properties and Concepts of Fourier Series, Fourier Integrals and Fourier Transformations
 Fourier Transformation and its Applications for solution of Boundary Value PDEs in Petroleum Engineering
 Application of Separation of Variables Method for Solution of Boundary Value PDEs in Petroleum Engineering
 Application of Combination of Variables Method for Solution of Boundary Value PDEs in Petroleum Engineering
 Lagrange Set and Applications for Solution of Linear PDEs
 Green Theory, Green Functions and Their Applications for SourceSink Problems in Petroleum Engineering
 Higher Order Linear PDEs and Their Solutions
Text Book:
 Applied Mathematics in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Vol 1 Manoochehr NikAzar & Riaz Kharrat
 Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 10th Edition, Author: Erwin KreyszigEditor: Erwin Kreyszig

Oil & Gas Reservoir Engineering (II)(FALL_2016)
Aims:
Application of traditional reservoir engineering tools to evaluate the hydrocarbon in place and recovery factors
Syllabus:
 Pressure and Temperature gradient and the Normal versus Abnormal pressured reservoirs
 Volumetric Calculation of Hydrocarbon in place and determination of contact surfaces in the reservoir
 Study of Production Mechanisms in different Hydrocarbon Reservoir and their Competition, The Impact of Different Production Mechanisms on the reservoir pressure behavior, Producing GOR and Water Cuts
 Derivation of Material Balance Equation for Dry Gas Reservoirs and the modifications needed for Wet Gas Reservoir
 Derivation and Applications of Material Balance Equation for Undersaturated Oil Reservoirs and the Relative Competition of Different Production Mechanisms
 Derivation and Applications of General Material Balance Equation for Saturated Oil Reservoirs, Considering the impact of different production mechanisms
 Study of Graphical Material Balance Methods for History Matching of Reservoir including the Production Mechanisms, Hydrocarbon in place and the Aquifer Characterization
 Study and the applications of Water Influx Models describing the volume and rate of Water Influx from the Aquifers, including SteadyState, PSS and Transient Models
 Study of Superposition Methods for Water Influx Calculations with Time
 Study and Investigation of Volumetric Calculations and Material Balance Method for Gas Condensate Reservoir
 Study and the applications of Decline Curve Analysis for Ultimate Recovery Estimation in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
Text Book:
 Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition, by B. C. Craft , M. Hawkins, Ronald E. Terry
 The Practice of Reservoir Engineering (Revised Edition), 1st Edition from L.P. Dake

Reservoir Rock Properties(FALL_2016)
Aims:
Study of rock properties and rock interactions with fluids (gases, liquid hydrocarbons, and aqueous solutions) in hydrocarbon reservoirs
Syllabus:
 Introduction to Petrophysics Concepts, Petroleum System, Petroleum Generation and Migration
 Review of Geological Concepts needed including Petroleum Traps, Oil Creation and Migration and Categorization of Depositional Rocks and their Compostion
 Review of Porosity Types in Carbonate and Clastic Rocks and Factors affecting Primary and Secondary Porosity
 Study of Porosity Variation with Sorting, Size, Configuration and Packing of grains in the rock Matrix
 Study of Different Laboratory Porosity Measurement Techniques and solving problems from Real Cases
 Study of Indirect Porosity Measurement Techniques based on Interpretation of different Wireline Well logs (Norton, Density and Acoustic Logs)
 Investigation of Saturation Concepts and Review on the Lab. measurement methods of Porosity
 Study of Formation Resistivity Concepts, Archies Law, Saturation and Cementation exponents and the applications for Indirect measurement of saturation
 Study of Surface Physics, the concepts of Surface Tension, Interracial Tension and the relation with Capillary Pressure
 Study of Capillary Pressure Concepts with Emphasis of Porous media and the impacts of Capillary pressure on Saturation Distribution in the Drainage and Imbibition Displacement Processes
 Darcys Law for Fluid Flow in Porous Media and Defining Rock Permeability
 Application of Darcys Law for Different Radial and Linear Geometries and Vertical, Horizontal and Inclined Porous Media
 Laboratory Permeability Measurement Techniques and Problems of Real Cases
 Study of NonDarcy effects and the Klinkerberg Slippage Phenomena on Errors in Air Permeability Measurements
 The Applications of Darcys Law for Gas Flow in Porous Media, Fluid Flow in Fracture
 Defining the Relative Permeability of different fluid phases and its relations with the Saturation distribution influenced by Capillary Pressure
 Special Core Analysis (SCAL) Techniques for Laboratory Measurements of Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure
 Reservoir Petrophysical Rock Typing assisted by Integration of SCAL/RCAL data to Correlate the Hydraulic flow Units and Reservoir Lithology
Text Book:
 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering: Physical Properties by James W. Amyx , Daniel M. Bass, Robert L. Whiting
 Petrophysics, 4th Edition, Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties, Author(s) : Tiab & Donaldson
 Petroleum Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties, Second Edition, Abhijit Y. Dandekar












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