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E-321 - Fundamentals of Reservoir Geology

  • Newly-hired or 2-3 years experienced reservoir engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in reservoir geology: geoscientists, petroleum engineers and production engineers moving towards reservoir engineering.
  • This course provides a thorough understanding of reservoir geology, covering concepts as well as data reviewing and modeling.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe and explain main concepts of Reservoir Geology, especially petrophysical concepts, used in the description of the reservoir, and the way the data are measured,
  • deduce major reservoir properties from log interpretation and compare to core measurements,
  • define rock-types, determine electro-facies and derive K-Phi relationship,
  • integrate cores, logs and well tests data for reservoir modeling,
  • apply the workflow for building a reservoir model using dedicated software,
  • identify and assesse the uncertainties in order to reduce the risk and optimize the investments.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Interactive lectures, exercises.
  • Hands-on practice using software dedicated to reservoir modeling (EasyTrace™ and PETREL™).

Introduction to reservoir characterization (E-200) 5 days
  • Introduction to reservoir characterization:
  • Reservoir characterization & modeling objectives.
  • Reservoir characterization & modeling workflows.
  • Data & related uncertainty. Data integration.
  • Reservoir architecture:
  • Seismic interpretation pitfalls.
  • Well log analysis.
  • Facies analysis. Rock-typing.
  • Petrophysics & rock properties. Reservoir heterogeneities.
Petrophysics – Reservoir properties from cores & logs evaluation 5 days
  • Reservoir properties from conventional & special core analysis:
  • Coring.
  • Porosity
  • Definition and measurements (effective and total porosity).
  • Pore size distribution by NMR and mercury Injection.
  • Single-phase permeability
  • Definition and measurements.
  • Liquid and gas permeability, Klinkenberg correction.
  • Permeability composition.
  • Capillarity & capillary pressure
  • Definition and measurements: porous plates & centrifuge - interpretation, local saturation.
  • From lab to reservoir: Pc to determine reservoir initial saturations and transition zones.
  • Wettability
  • Definition and measurements: Amott index, USBM index.
  • Influence of wettability on Pc.
  • Electric measurements. Formation factor and Resistivity Index RI.
  • Multi-phase permeability
  • Darcy's law for two-phase flows core analysis.
  • Relative permeabilities: steady-state, unsteady-state, interpretations, synthesis.
  • Influence of wettability on the relative permeabilities.
  • Petrophysical rock-typing. Leverett functions.
  • Reservoir properties from log evaluation:
  • Wireline logging operations and logs.
  • Open-hole log interpretation methodology.
  • Determination of reservoir properties from log interpretation
  • Lithology.
  • Porosity.
  • Water saturation. Archie law.
Reservoir modeling workshop (E-225) 5 days
  • Basic principles. Reservoir characterization workflow.
  • Case study: field presentation.
  • Project organization.
  • Structural modeling.
  • Rock-typing & property modeling.
  • Volume calculation.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 11 - 29 Rueil €9,450 Online By email