International summer school

The School of Engineering at Universidad de los Andes offers intensive courses that combine international, intercultural and global dimensions in engineering research and education. These courses run between the beginning of June and the end of July through our International Summer School program. This program provides a great opportunity for students to expand and develop skills in trending topics in different fields of engineering. The courses are taught by guest faculty members who are affiliated to top-class universities and research centers around de world. Also, to promote international participation, most of these courses are taught in English.

Our International Summer School program are open to senior undergraduate and graduate students from Uniandes, as well as from other national and international institutions.




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The “Unconventional Reservoirs” course provides a review of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs – tight sands, coalbed methane, shales, and gas hydrates – and fundamental knowledge necessary for exploration, characterization, reserve estimation, and performance analysis of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. The objective of this course is to highlight the unique aspects and characteristics of unconventional reservoirs and to develop a thorough understanding and working knowledge of techniques for evaluation of these reservoirs.


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Produced water is the briny solution that returns to the surface during oil and gas production. For every barrel of oil produced, up to 10 barrels of water are coproduced. Because of the high volumes and high concentration of the waste, produced water management is a challenge and sometimes a barrier to economical and environmentally sustainable oil and gas development. For many oilfield operators, the management of produced water is the largest operating cost and the economic success of projects depends on the economic management of this byproduct.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the critical issues that surround the management of produced water from oil and gas development. Students will learn about the water quality properties of produced water from conventional and unconventional wells. Students will become familiar with the reactions that are important for consideration of management strategies. Additionally, this course discusses methods, equipment and tools used for testing, diagnosing, and minimizing water production from oil and gas wells. Reservoir engineering and surface facility aspects of water handling, treatment, re-injection, and EOR are discussed. Emergent management approaches such as industrial and agricultural reuse of produced water are reviewed. The economics of oil and gas production can be significantly improved through enhanced water management through improved handling and disposal, treatment and volume reduction, reuse and re-injection strategies. The course covers the fundamental theory, the latest technology, and long-standing practices through field examples, exercises, and case studies.


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Descripción: This course introduces the concepts and methods of geological reservoir characterization and static 3-D reservoir modeling. It addresses a variety of topics that include the petroleum system, sedimentary and reservoir rock properties, basic sequence stratigraphy and flow units, siliciclastic and carbonate deposits and reservoirs, well logs, pay determination, and electrofacies classification, and reservoir modeling concepts and methods. The course explores each topic through lectures, in-class exercises, and term projects with extensive use of Petrel software.