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Reservoir Characterisation & Modelling Workshop (GEO14)

  • 9-13 November 20205 daysVienna, AustriaCourse Fee: 3490 EUR + VAT
    Computer Fee: 250 EUR + VAT


Constructing a reservoir model includes the difficult task to integrate data from very different sources like seismic, well, core and wireline information as well as sedimentological concepts and facies interpretations. This course will show how modern reservoir modelling practice handles such different viewpoints from geoscience and engineering.
The course starts on characterising reservoirs in terms of structure, sedimentology and related petrophysical properties and develops these into static reservoir models. Geostatistics and data integration across the key disciplines will set the baseline.
This training will teach state-of-the-art concepts, practical fundamentals and common pitfalls when using applications in integrated computer-based modelling. It aims to provide a complete picture in reservoir modelling which starts already at the grid design. The bulk of the course will be used to convey detailed univariate and multivariate statistics, geostatistics and its applications. The modelling part will include variogram based and non-variogram based deterministic and stochastic techniques and show how to apply these for populating facies and properties like porosity, permeability or saturation.
During this workshop participants will construct a static geomodel, which is ready to be initialised as simulation model.

Course Level: Skill
Instructor: Wilfried Gruber

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A geologist, geophysicist or petroleum engineer seeking to gain an understanding and practical knowledge in reservoir characterisation, geostatistics and modelling

This course provides a thorough introduction and covers all aspects, from basics, statistical methods right through to the application of geostatistics in reservoir modelling.

How we build your confidence

  • Emphasis will be on practical examples in order to improve personal skills in reservoir modelling
  • At the same time, theory in statistics, geostatistics, interpolation and simulation techniques will be communicated to provide a firm knowledge base
  • The course is designed in a way that each main topic will consist of a theory section followed by computer exercises for application of the learned and opportunities for in-depth discussions

The benefits from attending

At the end of the course, you will have confidence on how to characterise, model and manage reservoirs using geostatistics. The key points to take will be:

  • Showing the methods and benefits of integrating geological, geophysical, petrophysical and engineering data into static reservoir models
  • Introducing state of the art deterministic and stochastic modelling techniques, demonstrating their application and outcomes
  • Gaining skills on making realistic assumptions of reservoir parameters and the associated spread of model uncertainties
  • Discussing the full workflow from data input and analysis through modelling and upscaling results into a model ready for flow simulation


  • Introduction to reservoir characterisation
  • Reservoir metrics and related variable types
  • Geostatistics and spatial data analysis
  • Statistics exercise
  • Variograms, Kriging basics and methods, Co-kriging
  • Kriging exercise
  • Stochastic simulation
  • Simulation methods for discrete variables (indicator simulation, TGS, Boolean, MPS, etc.)
  • Methods for continuous variables (SGS, GRFS, bivariate, etc.)
  • Exercise on stochastic simulation
  • The setup of a reservoir model
  • Grid design and structure determination
  • Facies, property and fracture modelling strategies
  • Reservoir modelling exercise
  • Volume estimates and uncertainty assessment
  • Grid upscaling to coarse model
  • Exercises

Customer Feedback

"The packing and the quality of the manual is the best I have seen, the instructor is really good and expert and he is really efficient in terms of time. " - Reservoir Geologist at ADCO




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