Reservoir Characterization

Course Details

This is a course designed for geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers and production engineers who wish to develop a better understanding of the factors that influence hydrocarbon flow in their reservoirs. The course not only covers conventional sandstone and carbonate reservoirs but introduces participants to different types of unconventional reservoirs as well. Lithologies, depositional environments, the role of sequence stratigraphy in connectivity and compartmentalization, influence of fractures on reservoir quality and reservoir parameters such as porosity, permeability and net:gross are covered in detail.

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Here is a day-by-day breakdown of what we cover:


Geologists, Geophysicists, Petrophysicists and Engineers who are actively involved in development roles and geomodeling.

Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction to reservoir characterization: porosity, permeability, Net:Gross. Tools for reservoir characterization: seismic, well-log, and core data

Exercises on calculation of seismic resolution and calculation of Net:Gross in Carbonate Reservoirs

Fluvial Sandstone Reservoirs

Shallow Marine Sandstone Reservoirs

Day 2

Deep Marine Sandstone Reservoirs

The importance of applying sequence stratigraphy to geomodels

Exercise on the identification of reservoir quality sandstones in core

Day 3

Introduction to Carbonates and their lithologies

Schlager’s Carbonate factories and builders through time

Carbonate Platforms: Ramps, Rimmed Attached Shelves, Isolated Platforms

Exercise on carbonate core

Day 4

Fractures and Mechanical Stratigraphy, Role of ichnology on reservoir quality


Introduction to geomodeling, step-by-step procedure for creating a simple static model

Exercise on creating facies logs

Day 5

Introduction to facies modeling

Introduction to Unconventional Reservoirs: Fractured Shale Plays, Tight Gas Sandstones, Basin-Centered Gas, Coalbed Methane, Salt entrapped sandstones, Microporous Carbonates

This course will be offered through our partner PT Geoservices in Jakarta, Indonesia between July 23-27 2018.