Knowing the controls on reservoir pore space distribution is critical to the appraisal, development, and efficient management of reservoirs. Participants learn, through hands-on exercises, to compile a development plan for a field that emphasizes optimal recovery. Emphasis is placed on the selection of rock, log and test data to distinguish reservoir and non-reservoir rocks, and to determine the lower limit of pay. Structural, stratigraphic, deposition and diagenetic concepts are used to locate drillsites and describe reservoirs. The input required to construct a geologic reservoir models is reviewed. Participants learn the importance of modifying development plans as a field becomes more mature and more data is available.
By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Apply geological concepts, construct maps and sections and validate computer-generated interpretations.
- Calculate subsurface volumes and assess their uncertainties.
- Learn how to prepare a well proposal.
- Plan appraisal wells and assess their economic value.
- Acquire practical experience by working on an actual field study in teams.
- Better understand their own role in the development life-cycle
- Geologic characteristics that impact field development
- Appraisal: Determining recoverable hydrocarbons
- Reservoir fluid properties and saturation
- Influence of capillarity on hydrocarbon distribution and fluid contacts
- Reserve and resource evaluation
- Volumetric reserve estimation and calculation
- Stratigraphic influence on field production
- Depositional and digenetic controls on reservoir rock, barriers, and hydrocarbon distribution
- Describing reservoir rock to understand reservoir behavior in carbonate and clastic rocks
- Determining if hydrocarbons can be recovered from in a given field, what is pay?
- The impact of drive mechanism: aquifer characterization, distribution, and mapping
- Seismic applications in appraisal and development
- Development drilling: How to optimize hydrocarbon recovery
- Economic impact on field development
- Subdividing the reservoir into working units
- Reservoir pore space configurations and mapping
- Building a static reservoir model using deterministic and stochastic techniques
- Key factors affecting the development of Fractured Reservoirs
- Steps in building a geologic reservoir model
- Impact on barriers on field development
- Secondary and tertiary field development
Who Can Benefit?
Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists and all those involved in reservoir appraisal and development projects