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E-264 - Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs

  • Reservoir engineers and geoscientists involved in development or management of naturally fractured reservoirs
  • To provide a practical understanding of methods used to characterize integrated static and dynamic data from naturally fractured fields and build fracture models
  • Developed over the past 20 years in some 100 studies, these methods have been applied by IFP’s experts for different types of reservoir around the world
Learning Objectives
  • To characterize an oil field fractured network using various data sources (cores, logs, seismic, drilling, well tests)
  • To build and calibrate a Discrete Fracture Network through flowmeter and transient well test simulations
  • To understand the way to simulate a full field model
Ways and means
  • Hands-on sessions, case studies, videos
  • Training content and delivery entrusted to one reservoir engineer and one reservoir geologist; two experts from the IFP Group with an extensive experience in fractured reservoir characterization and modeling

Fractured reservoirs: identification and specificity 1 day
  • Objectives for dynamic model
  • Workflow for characterization using both static and dynamic data
  • Definition and scales of natural fractures
  • Parameters for fracture network description
  • Static characterization at borehole scale (logs, cores, borehole images)
  • Hands-on: exercises & case studies
Fractured reservoirs static characterization 1 day
  • Fracture analysis from borehole scale data
  • Fracture analysis from interwell scale data (outcrop, geomechanical model, seismic data)
  • Fault and subseismic fault networks
  • Data synthesis on a summary document
  • Conceptual models
  • Hands-on: exercises & case studies
Fracture modeling 0.5 day
  • Discrete fracture network building (DFN - 3D Model) integrating both large-scale (fault-related fractures and fracture swarms) and small-scale fractures (joints)
  • Principles to determine fracture length and hydraulic conductivity (dynamic calibration) from dynamic data (flowmeters and well test simulation)
  • Hands-on: exercises & case studies
Fractured reservoir dynamic characterization 1 day
  • Introduction
  • Main types of fractured reservoirs
  • Influence of fractures on field behavior
  • Examples of field recovery
  • Dynamic parameters
  • Fracture characterization using dynamic data
  • Impact of fractures on flow behavior
  • Fracture network hydraulic characterization
  • DFN model calibration
  • Flow mechanisms in a fractured reservoir
  • Recovery mechanisms and simulation
  • Hands-on: exercises & case studies
Fractured reservoir dynamic simulation 1.5 days
  • Specificity of both large- and small-scale fracture for modeling
  • Which model for which use?
  • Dual porosity: the Warren & Root approach
  • Different kinds of simulation models for fractured reservoirs
  • Development of fractured reservoirs fields
  • Hands-on: exercises & case studies
  • Conclusions / Summary / Wrap-up
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 13 - 17 Rueil €3,220 Online By email