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
Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists and all those involved in reservoir appraisal and development projects