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E-250C - Reservoir Characterization & Modeling Certification

60 days RES/RCMCER
  • Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers involved in (or wishing to) reservoir characterization and modeling integrated studies
  • To provide a comprehensive, practical knowledge of reservoir characterization & modeling workflow, and to develop competencies and know-how via hands-on activities, case studies and simulations based on state-of-the-art techniques and methods with the aim of bridging the gap between the geological characterization and the dynamic behavior of the reservoir
Learning Objectives
  • To acquire a clear comprehension of analysis methods and techniques applied to reservoir modeling and related challenges
  • To be able to analyze and interpret a dataset from a specific basin, and to integrate the data in order to elaborate a reliable static model
  • To build a consistent geological static model which takes into account and integrates all heterogeneities that might affect fluid flow and production
  • To know how to model a clastic, carbonate and/or a fractured reservoir
  • To contribute to reducing uncertainty and risks, and thus optimize investments
  • This training program suits candidates with an engineering degree, a master degree in geosciences or an equivalent diploma, technicians involved in an upgrade process or who wish to validate their know-how in covered disciplines
  • A previous experience is not mandatory but can facilitate the learning process
Ways and means
  • An important part of the course is dedicated to hands-on activities and simulations on real cases
  • Emphasis is put on practical work to develop participants’ autonomy and their capacity to make appropriate decisions
  • Both personal and group work will contribute to team-building, to stimulate debating and communicating about results
  • Case studies are carried out on most popular software tools used in the petroleum industry

Training on reservoir geology disciplines
  • Lectures, hands-on activities and case studies are distributed in several modules of one- to two-week long
  • Training content presents a clear operational orientation in order for participants to get familiar with specific techniques via an extensive exposure to simulations on real cases allowing them to anticipate the problems they will have to cope with later in their own projects
  • Introduction to reservoir characterization & modeling objectives and workflow
  • Stratigraphic and sedimentological reservoir analysis
  • Seismic and well data analysis and interpretation, to identify reservoir geometry and evaluate in-place volumes of hydrocarbons
  • Rock type analysis and propagation with geostatistical tools
  • Reservoir characterization and static modeling (both fractured and non-fractured)
  • Introduction to reservoir engineering, dynamic modeling and uncertainty assessment
Evaluation of acquired knowledge
  • Weekly quiz at the end of each module
  • Initial evaluation test on training start and final assessment test at the end of the program to assess participants’ learning curve and knowledge acquisition
Project report defence and jury
  • The training program ends with a project on a real case. Participants are involved in a simulated situation and their mission is to summarize, integrate and apply acquired knowledge. Each team will present final results of project to a jury