Tight Reservoir Characterization & Modeling


Who should attend?

  • This course provides information and knowledge about determining the major data requirements and modeling issues associated with tight reservoirs in general as well as how to set up rational exploitation programs for these reservoirs.
Public :
  • Experienced geoscientists and reservoir engineers involved in multidisciplinary teams, willing to widen their knowledge in tight reservoir characterization and modeling.

Level :Skilled

Prerequisite :
  • Degree in geoscience or reservoir engineering, with basic knowledge in tight reservoirs.

Course Content


      • Introduction to tight reservoirs.
      • Tight reservoirs vs. shale reservoirs.
      • Production from tight reservoirs in the world.
      • Core and well data in tight reservoirs.

      • Deposition and its impact on mineralogy of the tight reservoirs.
      • Burial history and its impact on TOC.
      • Tectonics and its impact on stresses and pore pressure.
      • Tectonics and its effect on natural fractures.
      • Derisking tight plays with regional sweet spots.
      • Tight plays potential estimation.

      • Importance of seismic characterization of unconventional reservoirs.
      • Methodologies to characterize tight reservoirs.
      • Pre/post stack data loading and quality control of seismic, horizons, faults and wells.
      • Seismic attributes for tight reservoirs.
      • Post stack seismic attributes calculation.
      • Pre stack seismic attributes calculation.
      • Azimuthal anisotropy.
      • Extended Elastic Inversion.
      • Seismic attributes for geological and natural fractures modeling in tight reservoirs.
      • Seismic attributes for geomechanical modeling of tight reservoirs.
      • Hands on application: 3 real data sets of tight reservoirs using dedicated software.
      • Examples of the added value of seismic attributes on tight reservoir studies.

      • The geology of tight reservoirs.
      • Tight geological modeling drivers.
      • The use of petrophysical and drilling data in tight reservoir modeling.
      • The use of seismic to improve the tight reservoir model.
      • Geological and petrophysical properties modeling.
      • TOC estimation.
      • Natural fractures in tight reservoirs.
      • Natural fractures modeling in tight reservoirs.
      • Geological sweet spots estimation.
      • Hands on application: 2 real data sets of tight reservoirs using dedicated software.

      • Integrated workflow applied to tight reservoirs: from the raw data to the engineering study.
      • Hands on application: 2 real data sets from tight reservoirs using dedicated software.
      • Unconventional reservoirs case studies around the world.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss the tight reservoir characteristics at the basin scale,
  • discuss the characteristics of tight reservoirs,
  • discuss all geological and seismic aspects related to modeling tight reservoirs,
  • integrate geology, geophysics and well data in application to a sound reservoir model,
  • identify natural fractures and model their density, and orientation,
  • create fracture porosity and permeability models for reservoir simulation,
  • recognize the sweet spots and productive zones,
  • estimate the reservoir production and the optimum development plan.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive courses and exercises with a real case studies data set.
  • Videos and examples with the most known tight reservoirs in the world.
  • Hands-on practice using dedicated software to practice and generate actual reservoir models from a real data set.
  • Software used during workshops: with courtesy of Beicip-Franlab andSchlumberger.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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