Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline
LevelSkill
Duration20 Days
Delivery Mechanism Practical Training with Software
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RAPID Field Development Program

NExT offers practical field development plan (FDP) training that accelerates and transforms technical skills. It builds expertise in FDP techniques, tools and workflows that are needed to address the challenges of field developments.

This training is unique because it includes theory, software training, model building, workflows, and an in-class project designed to reinforce lessons and demonstrate the acquired practical skills and understanding.

The immersive, comprehensive curriculum starts from general understanding and extends to in-depth field assessment with economics, risk, and standard analysis techniques that provide a complete understanding of FDP.

Field development is becoming much more complex and expensive, so getting it right is critical. This program incorporates the latest technologies and software to enable customers to design a suitable, long-term, and profitable development strategy.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Program orientation and Introduction to FDP

    This one day introduction will provide the participants with an opportunity to learn the fundamental approaches in constructing a Field Development Plan (FDP).  The workflow that is required for initial development plan followed by updates with changing reservoir conditions will also be introduced. This may include introducing secondary and tertiary developments to improve recovery factors. Participants will also be exposed to the importance of reservoir monitoring and the need for updating the reservoir development with the changing reservoir conditions

    Day 2

    Understand/Build Static Model

    For the next five days participants will study what information is required to build a Geological Static Model, such as Petroleum Geology, Subsurface Mapping, Petrophysical Analysis and Geostatistics. The participants will be provided with the initial data, which they will use in a hands on practical approach to build the static model via Petrel.  At the end of this module a generic static model using the same data will be distributed for future work.

    Day 3

    Understand/Build Static Model (Continued)

    Day 4

    Understand/Build Static Model (Continued)

    Day 5

    Understand/Build Static Model (Continued)

    Day 6

    Understand/Build Static Model (Continued)

    Day 7

    Volumetrics

    Participants will study what information is required to build a Geological Static Model, such as Petroleum Geology, Subsurface Mapping, Petrophysical Analysis and Geostatistics. The participants will be provided with the initial data, which they will use in a hands on practical approach to build the static model via Petrel.  At the end of this module a generic static model using the same data will be distributed for future work.

    Day 8

    Fluid Properties and Phase Behavior

    After instruction on PVT properties and phase behavior; PVT data on fluid properties and phase behavior will be reviewed and analyzed.  The outcome of this workshop will be the necessary information for dynamic model preparation.

    Day 9

    Well Test Analysis

    Well Test analysis methods will be taught and discussed during the first  day.  During the workshop on second day the participants will analyze  well tests from the selected wells which are under investigation.  The main outcome of this workshop will be the reservoir pressure, drainage area boundaries, production capacities of each well bore, formation damage information and the information regarding  the type of porous system.

    Day 10

    Well Test Analysis (Continued)

    Day 11

    3D Reservoir Modeling and Upscaling

    The main target is to start the development of  the dynamic model of the reservoir under investigation. During this workshop, participants will work on 3D Reservoir Modeling and Upscaling.

    Day 12

    Reservoir Model Calibration/History Matching

    Within this  2 days module the participants will finalize the development of  the dynamic model for  the reservoir under investigation. During this workshop Reservoir Model Calibration/History Matching will be carried out.  At the end of this module a generic Dynamic model using the same data will be distributed for future work.

    Day 13

    Reservoir Model Calibration/History Matching (Continued)

    Day 14

    Well Placement and Production Optimizations

    The goal of this workshop is first a)to introduce the concept of geological well placement (geosteering) and provide knowledge of the processes and techniques that can be used to successfully place high angle and horizontal wells using geological and petrophysical data in real-time during drilling, b)and provide the knowledge on integrated subsurface–surface production optimization.  The participant then will apply this knowledge to their field under investigation.  Output will be the possible new well locations and the expected optimum production rates to be used in the next module of Development scenarios.

    Day 15

    Development Scenarios

    During this 3 days workshop three different Field Development Scenarios will be prepared  and worked on by different teams. The predicted production profiles will be the main target of the workshop.

    Day 16

    Development Scenarios (Continued)

    Day 17

    Development Scenarios (Continued)

    Day 18

    Financial Analysis of the Development Scenarios

    Economical analysis of the development scenarios will be carried out for management presentations.

    Day 19

    Report Documentation, final presentations showing added value and products

    Day 20

    Report Documentation, final presentations showing added value and products (Continued)

  • Audience

    This program is designed for multi-disciplinary asset teams of operating companies comprising of engineers, geoscientists, and managers who are involved in or will be involved in developing hydrocarbon resources

  • Prerequisites

    Engineering or Geoscience background

  • Prerequisites

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