• July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:  5 Days      Course Dates:  July 13 – 17, 2020       Course Venue:   Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Course Description:

This course provides detailed discussions and hands-on training for building integrated reservoir studies which support the Field Development Plan (FDP) generations and are the main tool for reservoir characterization, surveillance, and decision-making support. The training course will provide advanced knowledge of the integrated reservoir studies cycle which include static and dynamic model generation. The static model includes the sub-models: structural, depositional environment, stratigraphy, petrophysics, geochemistry, geomechanics, fluid model, and geo-statistics. The dynamic model involves the generation of rock-fluid interaction model (capillary pressure, relative permeability curves), thermodynamic model (Black oil tables, Equation of States, miscibility concept), reservoir simulation model (grid refinement, upscaling, initialization, history matching, forecast). Once the static and dynamic model first version is generated a field development plan is formulated by using scenarios that are evaluated using the reservoir model. To select the optimum FDP several scenarios must be evaluated and risk and uncertainty measured to rank scenarios. Different scenarios will be reviewed and discussed to understand the potentials and limitations of integrated reservoir studies as a key tool for field optimization. Participants will also gain the knowledge in data acquisition plan based on the uncertainties identified during the static and dynamic model construction. The course will be supplemented by practical class project example problems, group exercises and interactive group discussion designed to consolidate and reinforce learning, and identify and offer solutions to specific problems associated with integrated production modeling and optimization for marginal fields. In addition to the core case studies built specifically to drive home the techniques and tools taught during the training sessions, other cases will be drawn from integrated reservoir studies value chain as the workshop proceeds.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for geologists, reservoir engineers, any integrated study member and leaders, project engineers; assets managers; project managers from oil and gas government regulatory authorities; joint venture oil and gas operators; joint venture non-operators, and others.

What You Will Gain:

  • Understand the general integrated study workflow
  • Recognize the role and responsibilities of each discipline in the integrated study team
  • Understand how a static model is built, workflow from the structural model to the geostatistical model.
  • Understand how rock type are defined to characterize the reservoir rocks
  • Petrophysical interpretation methodology, importance of conventional and special core analysis on integrated studies
  • Understand how geological facies and petrophysical properties are distributed in the grid, use of variograms, Krigging technics and gaussian simulations.
  • Understand the type of reservoir according to its phase diagram, PVT Lab tests, when use compositional model or black oil model, equation of state guidelines for grouping and splitting.
  • Understand the main concept of reservoir simulation, initialization objective, history matching workflow, prediction consideration
  • Understand the importance of geochemistry and geomechanics to validate Integrated Studies
  • How formulate scenarios using reservoir simulation
  • Understand the process to select the optimum Field Development Plan
  • Understand the FEL methodology for FDP formulation
  • Using case studies, group exercises and interactive group discussion to have a big picture of the uses and benefits of integrated studies

Course Content:

The Course content cover the entire workflow for integrated studies generation based on the content below which cover the task from generation of static model to dynamic models (reservoir simulation) and uses of reservoir simulation scenarios to formulate optimum field development plans.

  • Integrated Reservoir Studies overview and Data Management
  • Static Model construction, Geophysics, Geomechanics, Geochemistry and Geology
  • Static Model construction, Petrophysics and Ge-ostatistics
  • Reserve estimation and methods
  • Reserve estimation methods
  • Dynamic Modeling, PVT validation, PVT tests, and Equation of state generation
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Field Development Plan. Part- 1
  • Field Development Plan- 2
  • Reservoir Simulation and Field Development workshop