Fractured & Unconventional  Reservoir Modelling

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Fractured & Unconventional Reservoir Modelling

Scheduled Dates

06 - 10 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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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?

This Fractured & 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.

Daily Agenda

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

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Azimuthal anisotropy

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

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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