Petrophysics for Reservoir Modelling (virtual course)

22-24 September 2020

Course Description

There are two questions you should be asking yourself before signing up for this course:

  • What is petrophysics?
  • Why build reservoir models?

This course will show you that petrophysics is central to the evaluation and development of oil and gas resources and nowhere is this more important than providing the correct input for static and dynamic reservoir modelling.  Whether it is sonic data for depth conversion, density data for seismic attribute analysis, composite logs for correlation or the relevant rock and fluid properties for distributing in the model, the petrophysicist does it all.  BUT, if the petrophysical input is not constrained by geology, the subsequent models will not have the necessary “real world” characteristics needed to successfully estimate in-place volumes, likely rates of production or ultimate recovery.

And why do we build reservoir models?  Because we have incomplete information about the dimensions, architecture and variability of the reservoir at all relevant scales, but a model can integrate data from all the disciplines in a convenient, repeatable and highly visual representation of the surface at the scales we require.  Seismic data, especially time slices or attributes provides much of the inter-well modelling information, and dynamic well-test data, the proximity to boundaries, but it is the geologist who describes the conceptual model of the reservoir and guides the construction or, better still, builds it themselves.

Never forget, “all models are wrong, some are useful” (Box, 1979)

Part 1
Facilitator:
Steve Cannon
Date:
Tuesday 22 September 2020
10:00-12:00

Part 2
Facilitator:
Steve Cannon
Date:
Tuesday 22 September 2020
14:00-16:00

Part 3
Facilitator:
Steve Cannon
Date:
Thursday 24 September 2020
10:00-12:00

Part 4
Facilitator:
Steve Cannon
Date:
Thursday 24 September 2020
14:00-16:00


Introduction – The Basics

  • What is petrophysics?
  • Why build a reservoir model?
  • Volumetrics
  • Value of information

Session 1 – Log and Core analysis

  • Lithology
  • Porosity
  • Permeability
  • Saturation

Session 2 – Rock Typing: clastics and carbonates

  • Electrofacies
  • Flow zones
  • Rock classes
  • Net-to-gross

Session 3 – Property Modelling Methods

  • Blocking data
  • Stochastic methods
  • Saturation modelling
  • Uncertainty

Session 4 – Beyond log analysis

  • Integration with seismic
  • Pressures, gradients and contacts
  • Production logs and dynamic data
  • Unconventional reservoirs

Become a member:
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*Standard membership fees from £65 + admin fee

Speaker Biography - Steve Cannon

Steve Cannon is a geologist by profession, a petrophysicist by inclination and a reservoir modeller by design. This course is based on 40 years of experience in all three disciplines that has enabled him to teach a course in Integrated Reservoir Modelling for Schlumberger-NExT and to write three books for Wiley-Blackwell on Petrophysics (2015), Reservoir Modelling (2018), and most recently Reservoir Management (coming 2021)

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