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E-250 - RCM Reservoir Characterization & Modeling

38 days RES/RCM
  • Geologists involved in reservoir characterization and modeling studies
  • To develop advanced skills in reservoir characterization and modeling through an intensive, practical learning experience, focused on building the bridge between geological characterization and dynamic behavior, and delivered by means of hands-on training with teamwork and fieldtrips
Learning Objectives
  • To build a reliable geological model in which all heterogeneities that can affect production are integrated
  • To model clastic, carbonate and fractured reservoirs
Ways and means
  • An important part of this intensive training is dedicated to teamwork, case studies, fieldtrips, and hands-on workshops
  • Use of dedicated software tools
A specific brochure for this program is available on request Course fees include all accommodation and transportation during field trips (including travel between Paris and field-trip locations)

Reservoir characterization studies: overview 19 days
  • Sequence of courses/exercises which review principles and stages leading to the construction of a geological model
  • Geophysics: interpretation of horizons, fault network and seismic attributes
  • Petrophysics: logs interpretation (porosity, saturation and lithology) and rock-typing
  • Stratigraphic sequences
  • Fractured reservoirs
  • Heterogeneities and fluid-flow
  • Geostatistics
  • Dynamics data (Well test interpretation, up-scaling & history matching)
  • Specific emphasis will be given to the integration of data from different sources and different scales (e.g. geology, seismic, well logs, cores, PVT, production history) in order to integrate at the end reservoir heterogeneities on reservoir models
Reservoir modeling: team work & case studies 10 days
  • Team-work on two case-studies
  • Integration of data analysis, structural modeling, rock-typing, geostatistics
  • Static models construction, sedimentary facies models, petrophysical models, using both deterministic and stochastic methods; integration of seismic and dynamic constraints
  • Identification of key heterogeneities and quantification of uncertainties
  • Up-scaling of petrophysical models for fluid flow modeling and reservoir simulation
  • Two field cases will be used all along the program to highlight stakes of geological reservoir modeling
  • Clastic environment: A geological model on clastic environment will be built using dedicated software (Petrel™), after field trip on clastic environment.
  • Carbonate environment: A geological model on carbonate environment will be built using dedicated software (Petrel™), after field trip on carbonate environment
Field trips 9 days
  • Three field trips with outcrop observations related to reservoir unit in sub-surface conditions (analogs)
  • Clastic environment: The first field trip will be carried out in the South of France, in the Lodève basin. Participants will carry out exercises using data from cores and outcrops. The topic “reservoir in petroleum basin context” will be also investigated. After the fieldtrip, a geological model on clastic environment will be built on computer
  • Carbonate environment: During the second field trip, in the Burgundy region, stratigraphic sequence and carbonate facies changes will be presented. Participants will have an opportunity to look at a carbonate reservoir which is an analog of the reservoir of a producing field located in the Paris basin. This field will be used as a “field case study” during the geomodeling exercise on workstation
  • Dynamic/static relationship: The third field trip will be conducted on a site equipped with aquifer drilling (Poitiers region). Participants will observe dynamic interferences, with the aim to study the dynamic behavior of a reservoir
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 12 - Nov 04 Rueil / 3 field trips €24,800 Online By email