PETROLEUM ROCK MECHANICS & APPLIED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION

  • September 21, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:   5 Days        Course Dates:    September 21 – 25, 2020       Course Venue:   Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Course Description:

This training course presents workflow that makes use available geo-mechanical and geophysical data for reservoir characterization. The methodology incorporates soft computing tools as well as geo-statistical simulation techniques to improve the property estimates as well as overall characterization efficacy.  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:

  • Integrated characterization framework for petroleum reservoirs with adaptable workflows for all stages of data processing, interpretation and analysis
  • A novel auto-picking workflow for noisy passive seismic data used for improved accuracy in event picking as well as for improved velocity model building
  • Improved seismic survey design optimization framework for better data collection and improved property estimation.
  • Property mapping from well logs and seismic data including stress and anisotropic weakness estimates for integrated reservoir characterization and analysis
  • Integration of results (seismic and well logs) from analysis of individual data sets for integrated interpretation using predefined integration framework and soft computing tools
  • Uncertainty quantification and analysis to better quantify property estimates over and above the qualitative interpretations made and to validate observations independently with quantified uncertainties to prevent erroneous interpretations

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to petroleum geo-mechanics. Rock mechanical properties
  • Concept of stress and strain. Stress-strain relationships. General Hooke’s law.
  • Transversally –isotropic medium. Thomsen parameters. Young modules and Poisson’s ratios
  • Static and dynamic coefficients. Brittleness index. Theoretical description of overall rock mechanical properties. Rock physics modeling. Rocks and Waves. Elastic Rock Properties
  • Waves-Based Forward and Inverse Problem. Waves in Isotropic and Anisotropic Unbounded Media. Reflection –Refraction. Isotropy-anisotropy
  • Forward and inverse modeling of reservoir structure. Manual and automatic history matching
    • Various elements for automatic history matching workflow: Generation of multiple models, Simulation flow, Petro-elastic model, Optimization algorithms
  • 4D seismic history matching workflow and case studies

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