Unconventional Reservoirs

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Unconventional Reservoirs

Maestría en Ingeniería de Petróleos
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Unconventional Reservoirs

This course will be taught in English

Fees with academic credits:

*If you are in Colombia $4.024.000 COP

*If you are abroad USD $1118

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Fees without academic credits:

*If you are in Colombia $3.168.000 COP

*If you are abroad USD $880

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Schedule: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday 5:00 p.m. a 8:20 p.m.

*The schedules and modality (virtual or blended) of the courses are subject to modifications according to the provisions of the National and District Government for the management of COVID 19. The dates and times of the sessions can be consulted at mibanner.uniandes.edu.co

This course is aimed to provide a review of unconventional reservoirs– such as tight sands, coalbed methane, shales, and gas hydrates –an overview of methods used to characterize and evaluate these resources. The objective is to familiarize students with the unique aspects of unconventional reservoirs and to develop a thorough understanding and knowledge of techniques for evaluation of unconventional reservoirs.

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate level knowledge of petroleum geology, petrophysics, formation evaluation, and reservoir engineering.

Este curso hace parte del portafolio de materias de pregrado y posgrado de la Universidad  abiertas a todo público.

Al participar en este curso podrás vivir la experiencia Uniandina, acceder a contenidos de calidad, tomar  clases con estudiantes regulares, acceder al sistema de bibliotecas de Uniandes y participar en las actividades culturales que esta Universidad te ofrece.


The following topics will be covered:
  1. Overview: Introduction into tight sands, shales, coalbed methane (CBM), and gas hydrates; and featured unconventional plays.
  2. Geochemical Assessment: Types and sources of organic matter; maturity of organic matter; Vitrinite reflectance; and TOC content and determination.
  3. Gas Storage Mechanisms: Pore structures; storage mechanisms; adsorption; and determination adsorbed gas.
  4. Gas Transport Processes: Darcy, non-Darcy, and slip flow; bulk, Knudsen, and surface diffusion; and fluid flow in matrix and fracture.  
  5. Geomechanical Considerations: Natural fracture; rock strength and failure; pore pressure and overpressure; and rock brittleness.
  6. Reserve and Performance Analysis: Petroleum resources classifications; estimation methodologies; material balance approach; and overview of production data analysis. 
  7. CMG GEM Software: Reservoir simulation of oil and gas production from shale reservoirs using CMG-GEM. 


Hamid Emami-Meybodi Ph.D.

Hamid Emami-Meybodi is assistant professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in chemical and petroleum engineering from the Petroleum University of Technology (Iran) and an M.Eng., an M.Sc., and a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from the University of Calgary (Canada). His research focus is on the mathematical modeling of fluid flow and transport phenomena in porous media, especially on hydrocarbon recovery from unconventional reservoirs and CO2 storage in geological formations. He has conducted research on solutal and thermal natural convection, rate transient analysis, hydraulic fracturing, asphaltene precipitation, polymer/water flooding, and solvent injection in shale reservoirs. He is currently in charge of the graduate course in unconventional reservoir engineering at the Penn State University.


Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.

La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.