This course introduces basic geologic and engineering concepts, methodology and technology used to characterise, evaluate and manage naturally fractured reservoirs, with their limitations and constraints. It helps answering and understanding questions related to fractured reservoir performance during drilling, production and field development: What are the factors that control fractures behavior under activities of drilling, production and depletion? What are the impacts of such fractures on the reservoir development plans? How can we develop and optimise those reservoirs to enhance oil and gas recovery? A few case studies will be provided to demonstrate the importance of integrated geologic and engineering aspects in developing effective, economical reservoir management strategies for different types of reservoirs.
Course Structure: 3 modules of 4 hours each, delivered over 3 days Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 4 hours in length with multiple breaks.
Course Level: Advanced Duration: 3 days Instructor: Manhal Sirat
Designed for you, if you are...
A geoscientist or engineer interested in a multi-disciplinary approach with basic geological and reservoir engineering experience
How we build your confidence
Theoretical concepts illustrated during individual sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the principles and procedures
Hands-on experience transfer
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
Recognition, characterisation and prediction of subsurface natural fracture occurrence with their attributes from cores, well logs, seismic and drilling data
Fractured rock properties affecting reservoir performance
Fractures sensitivity to in-situ stresses
Analysis of pressure transient tests
Reservoir performance evaluation
Awareness of coupled geomechanics/fluid-flow behavior
The impact of natural fractures on hydraulic fracture stimulation
Introduction: fractures terminology and attributes
Workflow for characterisation using both static and dynamic data
Recognition and characterisation of fractures from well logs, cores to seismic and drilling data
Fracture interrelationship with in-situ stresses
Building conceptual models for NFR
Appropriate NFR modelling; discrete, continuous and geomechanical models