FAULT SEAL ANALYSIS IN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:   5 Days          Course Dates:   April 22 – 26, 2019        Course Venue:  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Course Description:

In reservoir settings with structural compartmentalization, fault properties can constrain fluid flow and pressure development, thus affecting decisions associated with the selection of the drainage strategy within the reservoir management activities. This course covers the basic and advanced concepts in fault seal analysis in petroleum exploration and production. The course also includes extensive hands-on training and problem solving using public domain software.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for professional reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, geophysicists, geologists and asset managers

What You Will Learn:

  • Quantification and characterization of faults (fault mapping techniques)
  • Fault facies and its application to petroleum reservoirs
  • Relation between faults and hydrocarbon migration
  • Influence faulting on hydrocarbon migration (fault clay content predictions)
  • Faults and hydrocarbon migration model (fault seal theory and controls on flow)
  • Fault statistics, fault diagnosis, fault geometric & juxtaposition analysis
  • Fault properties analysis and its application to reservoir models

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to tectonic evolution, and development of fault zones and fault rocks
  • Fault seal process, fault seal types and generated fault rocks
  • Methods to evaluate fault sealing properties
  • Dynamic fault evolution and deformation mechanisms
  • Factors affecting petrophysical properties of fault rocks
  • Zone properties modeling and layering process
  • 3-D stratigraphy modeling and faulted cellular models
  • Fault zone architecture, fault framework construction & fault seal analysis
  • Fault and fracture prediction
  • Uncertainty associated with fault sealing analysis
  • Workflow for quantitative evaluation of structural compartmentalization reservoir fault communication using 4D Seismic Data
  • Field case studies and hands-on practice

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