Reservoir Characterization

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend

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

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    Course Outline

    Day 1

    I. Controls on carbonate production, effects of temperature, latitude, depth, salinity and the distribution of reservoir facies. Carbonate Microfacies: classification schemes of Dunham and Folk, reef rock classification, microbialite classification, the concept of microfacies and introduction to non-skeletal (cortoids, ooids, pisoids, oncoids, grapestones, intraclasts, extraclasts) and skeletal (coral, bryozoans, algae, molluscs, forams and more) grain types, and carbonate matrix.
    II. Exercises on calculation of seismic resolution and calculation of Net: Gross in Carbonate Reservoirs
    III. Fluvial Sandstone Reservoirs Shallow Marine Sandstone Reservoirs.

    Day 2

    I. Deep Marine Sandstone Reservoirs
    II. The importance of applying sequence stratigraphy to geomodels. The importance of applying sequence stratigraphy to geomodels
    III. Exercise: Describing core and thin sections.

    Day 3

    I. Introduction to Carbonates and their lithologies.
    II. Schlager’s Carbonate factories and builders through time.
    III. Carbonate Platforms: Ramps, Rimmed Attached Shelves, Isolated Platforms
    Exercise on carbonate core.

    Day 4

    I. Fractures and Mechanical Stratigraphy, Role of ichnology on reservoir quality.
    Lunch Break
    II. Introduction to geomodeling, step-by-step procedure for creating a simple static model.
    III. Exercise on creating facies logs
    arcellus Shale

    Day 5

    I. Introduction to facies modeling.
    II. Introduction to Unconventional Reservoirs: Fractured Shale Plays, Tight Gas Sandstones, Basin-Centered Gas, Coalbed Methane, Salt entrapped sandstones, Microporous Carbonates
    Channel Incision Lowstand

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

    Our location

    Our headquarters are twenty minutes away from downtown Denver and half an hour from the largest core facility in the United States. Or field office in Ouray allows us quick access to world-class outcrops in Utah and New Mexico.