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Why Choose this Training Course?
Participants of this Fractured & Unconventional Reservoir Modelling training course will be able to determine the major data requirements and modelling 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 modelling 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 Fractured & Unconventional Reservoir Modelling training course covers all the aspects of modelling 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.
What are the Goals?
Participants attending the Fractured & Unconventional Reservoir Modelling training course will:
Understand all geological and seismic aspects related to modelling fractured reservoirs
Generate actual reservoir models from a real case study data set
Integrate geology, geophysics, and reservoir engineering concepts in application to a sound reservoir model
Overcome the challenges in modelling fractured and unconventional reservoirs through the use of post stack narrow azimuth seismic
Identify fractures and model their density, and orientation
Recognize productive zones, plan wells, and create fracture porosity and permeability models for reservoir simulation
Who is this Training Course for?
ThisFractured & Unconventional Reservoir Modelling Fractured & Unconventional Reservoir Modelling training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
Professionals who deal with fractured reservoirs and who need to develop them using all types of available data
All geoscientists involved in clastics, carbonates and shale plays where fractures play a major role
How will this Training Course be Presented?
The PetroKnowledge training course will include presentations with exercises using the training course notes and Excel. A software will be provided to the delegates to work on actual and very complex fractured reservoirs. Using the Teapot Dome, WY, USA actual data, delegates will be divided in teams to predict the fracture density at different blind wells. The resulting good and poor predictions at blind wells will be explained to demystify the popular believe that fractured reservoirs are too complex to be predictable.
Day One: Fractures and their effects
Introduction: Fracture Types
Fractures in Cores
Fractures in Outcrops
Geomechanics and fractures
Production from fractured reservoirs
Day Two: Modelling Fractured Reservoirs
Factors Affecting Fracturing
Methodologies to Characterize Fractured Reservoirs
The Use of Seismic to Improve Fracture Modelling
Day Three: Seismic Attributes for Fracture Modelling
Post stack seismic attributes
Pre stack seismic attributes
Day Four: Integrated Workflow for Modelling Fractured Reservoirs
Integrated Workflow Applied to Fractured Reservoirs
Hands-on Application: 2 Different Data sets from the Teapot Dome (WY)
Day Five: Development and Production Preparation
Predicting and Imaging Production sweet spots
Determining Optimum Well Paths
Preparation for Simulation
Predicting Production and Development Problems by Reservoir Types
Critical consideration in designing depletion scenarios in fractured reservoirs
Fractured reservoir challenges
On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be
awarded to the delegates