Abstract:Myths & Misunderstandings of Reservoir Engineering takes aim at some of the most common and intransigent fallacies, even among reservoir engineers. The wide-ranging discussion addresses concepts like drainage area maps, the concepts of depletion and interference. and tilted oil-water contacts as well as applications like the choice of a constant b-factor, the use of daily production data and how those relate to reserves categories. Bio:
Dwayne Purvis, P.E. has spent over two decades in reservoir engineering and executive leadership as a consultant and operator. He has led or participated in hundreds of field studies and reserve analyses over dozens of basins in the United States and abroad, and he has participated in the sale or acquisition of projects valued from tens of thousands to billions of dollars.
Before starting his own consulting practice in 2015, he served Jetta Operating Company as Reservoir Engineering Manager and Reserves Manager. Prior roles include founder and Executive Vice President of consulting firm The Strickland Group and partner at Cawley, Gillespie & Associates.
Mr. Purvis has published on issues of reserves, risk analysis and shale reservoirs. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, member of SPEE, AAPG, SEG and a 25-year member of SPE.