The root of petroleum reservoir management are to be found in the reservoir engineering, taken in its broadest sense as the technology that deals wit the movement of fluid into, out of and through the geological formation of the earth by means of wells and well systems. Reservoir management and reservoir engineering are not identical. Reservoir management infers the existence of goals toward which
the reservoir technology is directed. At the hearth of reservoir management is the idea that the technological implementation to achieve those goals will be specific to each individual reservoir. This point is emphasized throughout the course by means of examples and cases histories.
Although elements of petroleum reservoir management have been practiced almost since reservoirs were fi...