Modern reservoir modelling adopts 3D computer techniques often used to construct large and complex models. This modular workshop, set at basic or cross-over level, focuses on principles which the geologist should not lose sight of, regardless of computing power available. It demonstrates the principles of effective field evaluation for development studies, ranging from appraisal to engineered recovery operations. It focuses on the controls that geological heterogeneities exert on subsurface fluid flow, and shows how an understanding of reservoir characteristics will improve the reliability of geological and reservoir engineering models.
Course Level: Foundation 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
How we build your confidence
The specific workshop modules and sections included will be varied to suit your needs, your background and the reservoir types you are most commonly working with.
Exercises and demonstrations form important parts of the workshop modules; 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 - Design of simulation model input from geological data
If there is access to client’s own core material for part of the workshop, relevant practical sessions can be run ‘hands-on’.
The workshop is accompanied by a manual in ‘book’ form, with extensive references for further reading.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the workshop 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
Field development - Introduction; duties - Field case studies
Rock and fluid properties - Basic rock properties and special core analysis - Fluid properties - Pressure and pressure analysis
Development geological techniques - Coring and core description - Conventional subsurface structure and reservoir mapping - Well correlation - Basic volumetrics - Basic reserves evaluation - Horizontal wells
Sandstone reservoirs I - Clastic reservoir modelling - Aeolian, fluvial and deltaic reservoirs
Sandstone reservoirs II - Coastal, shallow marine and fan - Clastic diagenesis
Carbonate and fractured reservoirs - Carbonate reservoirs (focus to be determined based on client interests) - Fractured reservoirs
Engineering techniques: an introduction for the geologist - Basic well testing - Basic production logging - Basic material balance and production mechanisms - Basic reservoir simulation
Integrated reservoir modelling - Introduction to reservoir geomodelling - best practices and approaches - Subsurface uncertainty evaluation