Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs: Static & Dynamic ModelingRCM/FRACMOD

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a clear and relevant workflow integrating geophysical, geological and engineering data to develop reservoir models for Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs (NFR). The course covers the geological aspects of natural fractures and their impact on the reservoir performance.
Audience :
  • Geophysicists, geologists and reservoir engineers involved in integrated reservoir studies, geomodelers involved in fractured reservoirs looking for a full integration of all available data. Clastics, carbonates or shale play, the natural fractures will play a major role.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO FRACTURED RESERVOIR

      • Introduction.
      • Types of fracture and their effects.
      • Fractured anticlines and fractures on cores.
      • Fractures effect on reservoir quality.
  • MODELING FRACTURED RESERVOIRS TECHNIQUES

      • Discrete Fracture Network (DFN).
      • Continuous Fracture Model (CFM).
      • Fracture model calibration.
  • INTEGRATED WORKFLOW FOR MODELING NFR

      • Seismic attributes for fracture modeling.
      • 3D application on the Tensleep data.
  • NATURALLY FRACTURED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

      • Production problems.
      • Well testing in fractured reservoirs.
      • Reservoir simulation in fractured reservoirs.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • build a predictive 3D fracture model, constraining the model with the dynamic data,
  • use neural network in order to recognize what controls the fractures density,
  • identify sweet spots,
  • generate porosity and permeability models for dynamic reservoir simulation,
  • practice reservoir simulation and apply history matching techniques.

Ways & Means

  • Short lectures alternating with hands-on practice on a real case study dataset, using a dedicated software tool for fractured reservoir modeling: FRACPREDICTOR™.