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

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

10 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Experienced geoscientists and reservoir engineers involved in multidisciplinary teams, willing to widen their knowledge in reservoir characterization and modeling.


  • Advanced
  • This course provides 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
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • provide a clear understanding of techniques and challenges related to reservoir modeling (focus on reservoir properties),
  • build required competencies for analyzing datasets and constructing reliable static model,
  • emphasize reservoir modeling main goal: reduce subsurface uncertainties (reduce risk and optimize investments).
Course Content

Introduction to reservoir characterization

1 day

  • Reservoir characterization & modeling objectives.
  • Characterization & modeling workflows.
  • Data types, representativeness and related uncertainty.
  • Challenges of data integration.

Reservoir architecture

1.5 days

  • Seismic interpretation method and pitfalls. Hands-on: case study.
  • Well log analysis. Hands-on: quick-look analysis.
  • Static and dynamic information integration.

Facies analysis - Rock typing

1.5 days

  • Litho-facies analysis (core description and upscaling methods).
  • Introduction to rock typing: principle of electro-facies and petro-facies analyses.
  • Statistical analysis of sedimentological data (VPC analysis).

Petrophysics & rock properties - Reservoir heterogeneities

1 day

  • Petrophysics: principles, reservoir parameters.
  • Petrophysical parameter modeling (water injection simulation).
  • Heterogeneities: identification and inventory.
  • Wrap-up session.
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 & 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.
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Ways & 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™).
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in E-244C - Geological Characterization & Modeling - Integrated Workshop Certification.
  • Ready-to-use skills.