This course provides an introduction to the concepts and methods of petroleum reservoir characterization and modeling using geological, geophysical, and engineering data. Topics addressed include sedimentary and reservoir rock properties, spatial variability and flow units, well logs and pay determination, source rocks and unconventional shales, basic concepts of sequence stratigraphy, siliciclastic and carbonate deposits and reservoirs, and reservoir modeling concepts and methods. Exercises and case studies using data from well logs, cores, seismic, and outcrops will be presented to strengthen participant understanding of concepts and methods.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for geologists, geophysicists, and engineers with a limited background in reservoir characterization and modeling and who desire an introductory to intermediate presentation of these concepts and methods. Experienced geoscientists and engineers who wish to refresh their knowledge of reservoir characterization and modeling will also find the course useful.
- INTRODUCTION TO RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION
- SEDIMENTARY AND RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES
- WELL LOGS AND RESERVOIR-PAY DETERMINATION
- SOURCE ROCKS AND UNCONVENTIONAL SHALES
- BASIC SEQUENCE-STRATIGRAPHIC CONCEPTS
- SILICICLASTIC AND CARBONATE DEPOSITS AND RESERVOIRS
- RESERVOIR MODELING CONCEPTS AND METHODS
- Stratigraphic / structural framework; Upscaling well data
- Spatial analysis and variography
- Deterministic and stochastic modeling methods
- Inputs and geological constraints for stochastic simulation
- Modeling rock types / “facies” and petrophysical properties
- Case studies