A profitable development of an oil or gas field starts with a good understanding of the subsurface. As part of a PE team, the development geologist interprets subsurface data and provides geological models that form the basis for development planning. During this course, the “Development Life Cycle”, starting with the gathering of geological data, the interpretation thereof, the preparation of geological models and the quantification of subsurface uncertainty, are discussed. The development geologist is equipped with the skills to construct these models. Attention is given to the impact on field operations and on field management during its entire lifecycle.
Course Level: Skill Duration: 5 days Instructor: Evert Uitentuis
Designed for you, if you are...
A petroleum engineer or geologist involved with exploration and development of oil and gas reservoirs
Participants need a basic understanding of reservoir/petroleum geology and preferably some 2 - 4 years’ experience.
How we build your confidence
Participants will be guided through the full development process following a discovery i.e. from appraisal to abandonment of the (fictional) Robin Field. Next to the exercise relating to the Robin Field, other dedicated exercises are included throughout the course to ensure participants understand the concepts discussed.
The benefits from attending
At the end of the course, participants will be able to apply geological concepts, construct maps and sections and validate computer-generated interpretations.
In addition, participants will:
Be able to calculate subsurface volumes and assess the uncertainties
Learn about the contents of a well proposal
Be able to plan appraisal wells and assess their economic value
Acquire practical experience by working on an actual field study in teams
Better understand their own role in the development life cycle
Planning, gathering and management of geological data
Geological concepts, global tectonics
Geophysical methods, production seismic
Correlation principles and techniques using logs, Walther’s Law, Sequence stratigraphy
Environments of deposition (clastic, carbonates)
Mapping of reservoir parameters and structure
Structural styles, trapping conditions
Reservoir fluids, initial conditions
Reservoir Architecture, geological modelling
Oil and gas volumetric calculations
Subsurface uncertainty and risk analysis
Vertical and horizontal well applications, operational geology
"Very informative course and related to our job." - Geologist at Oxy
"Great instructor, great exercises." - Geologist at Oxy
"The topics discussed were interesting and we learned new information." - Geologist at Oxy