Participants of this Fractured & Unconventional Reservoir Modeling training course will be able to determine the major data requirements and modeling issues associated with various types of fractured and unconventional reservoirs as well as how to set up rational exploration and development programs for these reservoirs.
This PetroKnowledge training course provides a unique opportunity to learn all the aspects related to the understanding and modeling of fractured and unconventional reservoirs. Participants will gain knowledge of how fractured reservoirs differ from conventional reservoirs, and how to approach their fractured reservoir projects in a systematic manner. The training course covers all the aspects of modeling fractured reservoirs. Using actual data from Teapot Dome, (WY, USA), the geoscientist will be able to construct fracture models that integrate geology, geophysics and reservoir engineering. Emphasis will be given to the critical use of seismic attributes derived from inversion, volumetric curvature and spectral imaging. Using actual Teapot Dome field data from the Tensleep and Niobrara Shale formations and a hands-on approach, the training course allows the geoscientist to identify fractures and to construct predictive 3D fracture models that can be used to identify productive zones, plan wells and to create fracture porosity and permeability models for reservoir simulation. A multidisciplinary approach to the study of these reservoirs will be stressed. Participants will learn what controls the performance of fractured reservoirs and the type of data which are required to manage them.