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Fundamentals of Reservoir Development Geology (GEO46)


    Modern reservoir modelling uses 3D computer techniques which may be used to construct large and complex models. This course, set at basic or cross-over level, focuses on principles which the geologist should not lose sight of, regardless of the computing power now available.

    Course Level: Basic
    Instructor: John H. Martin

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A reservoir or petroleum engineer, who wishes to learn how geological insight can improve understanding of the reservoir
    • A geologist or geophysicist new to production geoscience work, who wants a greater insight into the work of the reservoir engineer and how to tailor the results of geological studies into a format most useful to the requirements of field development planning

    • The specific content may be varied to suit your needs and your level of experience.

    How we build your confidence

    • Exercises and demonstrations comprise approximately 20% of the course; including:
      - Scales of investigation of logs, cores and well tests in relation to reservoir heterogeneities
      - Well correlation and mapping techniques
      - Plotting and averaging methods for permeability data, prediction of permeability
      - Use of pressure data in determining fluid contacts and reservoir compartmentation
      - Capillary pressures and the concept of Free Water Level
      - Reservoir layering: design of simulation model input from geological data

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • The principles of effective field evaluation for development studies, ranging from appraisal to engineered recovery operations
    • The controls that geological heterogeneities exert on subsurface fluid flow and how an understanding of reservoir characteristics will improve the reliability of geological and reservoir engineering studies
    • The importance of effective data gathering
    • The requirements for all static and dynamic reservoir data to be integrated into a model


    • Introduction to reservoir modelling
      - Reservoir / development geology
      - The petroleum engineering environment - study requirements for field appraisal, development and engineered recovery projects
      - Data sources - review of geological, geophysical, engineering and petrophysical data
    • Geological models
      - Core description for reservoir studies
      - Basic reservoir rock properties and application of special core measurements
      - Clastic reservoir models; reservoir aspects of clastic diagenesis
      - Carbonate reservoir models and diagenesis
      - Production and reservoir geological correlation, subsurface data manipulation, reservoir mapping, volumetrics
    • Integrated models
      - Geological aspects of reservoir simulation modelling; types of simulation models (e.g. single well, cross-section, full field): their objectives, strengths and weaknesses, differing input requirements
      - Evaluation of complex reservoirs: non - conventional modelling of uncorrelatable reservoirs and permeability barriers
      - Case studies of field appraisal, development and enhanced recovery operations




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