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E-244C - Geological Characterization & Modeling - Integrated Workshop Certification

10 days GRE/IRCM
  • Experienced geoscientists and reservoir engineers involved in multidisciplinary teams, willing to widen their knowledge in reservoir characterization and modeling
  • To provide a comprehensive, practical knowledge of reservoir characterization & modeling workflow, via hands-on activities and case studies with the aim of bridging the gap between static geological characterization and reservoir dynamic behavior
Learning Objectives
  • To provide a clear understanding of techniques and challenges related to reservoir modeling (focus on reservoir properties)
  • To build required competencies for reservoir geoscientists to analyze a specific dataset and construct a reliable static model
  • To emphasize reservoir modeling main goal: reduce subsurface uncertainties (reduce risk and optimize investments)
Ways and means
  • Interactive lectures, videos, practical exercises and hands-on activities with the aim of producing a reservoir model using dedicated software for rock typing (EasyTrace) and geomodeling (Petrel)

Week 1: Reservoir characterization
Introduction to reservoir characterization 1.5 days
  • Introduction
  • Initial hands-on test
  • Reservoir characterization & modeling objectives
  • Collective quiz
  • Reservoir characterization & modeling workflows
  • Data integration
  • Data types & related uncertainty
Reservoir architecture 1.5 days
  • Seismic interpretation pitfalls
  • Hands-on practice on case study
  • Well log analysis
  • Information integration
Facies analysis - Rock typing 1 day
  • Facies analysis
  • Electro-facies analysis for rock typing
Petrophysics & rock properties - Reservoir heterogeneities 1 day
  • Petrophysics: Principles & reservoir parameters
  • Petrophysical parameters, Heterogeneity
  • Final hands-on test
Week 2: Reservoir modeling (workshop on case study)
Basic principles - Reservoir characterization workflow 0.5 day
  • Introduction and objectives
  • Case study: field presentation
Project organization 0.5 day
  • Project definition
  • Data QC and summary table
  • Data management
  • Well data loading
  • Manipulating scripts and Excel macros
Structural modeling 1.5 days
  • Structural context
  • Well correlation and stratigraphic data analysis
  • Constraining static model with dynamic data
  • Generating surfaces
  • Picking horizons and faults on seismic
  • Reservoir layering
  • Structural modeling
  • Mapping reservoir structures
  • Modeling results QC
Rock typing and property modeling 1.5 days
  • Scaling up logs - Comparison with rock types
  • Geostatistical tools
  • Facies modeling – Rock typing (EasyTrace)
  • Petrophysical modeling
  • Mapping result for QC: gross thickness, N-t-G, reservoir properties
Volume calculation 1 day
  • Volumetrics: quantification of accumulation for selected parameters
  • Sensitivity study on parameters
  • Key parameters determination for risk assessment
  • Final wrap up