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Introduction to Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling (GEO26)


    This course will provide the basics of carbonate reservoir description for the less experienced staff (covered in 2 days), followed by 3 days of more advanced material. The subsequent 3 days will address the road map (workflow) used in data preparation and data analysis to build a coherent 3D static model of the reservoir.

    Course Level: Skill

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geologist, petrophysicist, geophysicist or reservoir engineer

    The course assumes some basic geoscience and engineering knowledge. No prior hands-on experience of 3D modelling techniques used to interpret the data sets presented in this course is required.

    How we build your confidence

    In the first 2 days the instructor provides the basic geological, petrophysical and core analysis background for reservoir characterisation and in the following days you will perform exercises on real field data, in order to prepare the data input for a static model. On the last day, examples of 3D models (deterministic and stochastic) will be presented and discussed.

    The benefits from attending

    At the end of the course, you will have the background knowledge to understand the role of reservoir description in 3D modelling, you can confidently evaluate the quality of the models, compute the probabilistic distribution of hydrocarbons in place (P90, P50 and P10), and understand the upscaling process, a requirement for the flow simulation studies.
    In particular you will understand how to:

    • Integrate static and dynamic data in a coherent and consistent manner
    • Use geological and petrophysical information to understand the depositional environments and the diagenetic processes that affect the rock fabric
    • Characterise the reservoir rock types using mercury injection capillary pressure (MICP) and SCAL data
    • Build a geological framework with a zonation scheme that honours the flow units
    • Integrate seismic data and faults in the reservoir framework
    • Use deterministic and stochastic algorithms to propagate petrophysical properties in three-dimensions and to generate equi-probable realisations
    • Build a saturation model honouring capillary pressures by reservoir rock types and fluid contacts
    • Rank realisations and perform averaging and upscaling of properties
    • Perform volumetric calculations and quantify the uncertainties. Produce P90, P50 and P10 models ready for flow simulation studies


    • Geoscience aspects: Review of sedimentology, diagenesis, pore systems, and sequence stratigraphy

    • Petrophysical & seismic aspects: Review of petrophysical and seismic inputs required to reservoir description

    • Rock Fabric: Review of carbonate textures, pore systems, pore throat sizes in line with diagenetic processes

    • Lab Data: Detail explanation of MICP and its use in rock fabric characterisation. Review of SCAL, NMR, R35 to qualify the different rock fabrics

    • Rock-fluid interaction: Review wettability, Kr curves, OWC-FWL differences and sensitivity analysis on saturation-height modelling (Leverett J function, Skelt-Harrison)

    • Flow units: Review of zonation, layering, flow unit concepts, k/phi, FZI, Lorenz plots and the use of flowmeters for validation. The concept of fracture corridors and fracture modelling

    • Geostatistics: Univariate and bivariate statistics, PDFs, CDFs, Cv and spatial statistics. Evaluate variogram models (Spherical, Exponential, Gaussian) and the effect of their parameters (range and nugget) on model results

    • 3D modelling: Comparison of estimation and simulation approaches handling discrete and continuous data; inverse distance, kriging, collocated co-kriging, sGs, SIS and co-simulation techniques

    • Monte Carlo simulation with computation of P90, P50 and P10 values

    • Upscaling techniques

    Customer Feedback

    "Excellent integration of G&G activities and room to check all data from RE perspective." - Reservoir Engineer at OMV Petrom

    "Teacher with decades of experience, sharing a lot of knowledge" - Geologist at Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources

    "Very good, interactive discussion between instructor and participant" - Sr. Geomodeller at ADCO

    "Well structured, precise explanations, good integration of topics." - Reservoir Engineer at OMV




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