Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Start21 May 2018
End25 May 2018
Discipline Geophysics ,
Petrophysics ,
Unconventional Resources ,
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,900.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom

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Rock Physics - Integrating Petrophysical, Geomechanical, and Seismic Measurements

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Rock Physics is a key component in oil and gas exploration, development, and production. It combines concepts and principles from geology, geophysics, petrophysics, applied mathematics, and other disciplines.  Rock physics provides the empirical relationships, understanding and theory to connect petrophysical, geomechanical and seismic data to the intrinsic properties of rocks, such as mineralogy, porosity, pore shapes, pore fluids, pore pressures, stresses and overall architecture, such as laminations and fractures. Rock physics is needed to optimize all imaging and reservoir characterization solutions based on geophysical data, and to such data to build mechanical earth models for solving geomechanical problems. Attendees will obtain an understanding of the sensitivity of elastic waves in the earth to mineralogy, porosity, pore shapes, pore fluids, pore pressures, stresses, and the anisotropy of the rock fabric resulting from the depositional and stress history of the rock, and how to use this understanding in quantitative interpretation of seismic data and in the construction of mechanical earth models. A variety of applications and real data examples is presented.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    • Introduction
      • What is Rock Physics?
      • Rock Physics and Petrophysics. What’s the difference?
    • Hooke’s law, anisotropy and elastic wave velocities
    • Sedimentary rocks as heterogeneous media
    • The concept of the Representative Elementary Volume (REV) and effective elastic properties
    • Voigt/Reuss and Hashin-Shtrikman bounds
    • Modulus-porosity relations for clean sands
    • Critical porosity and mechanical percolation
    • Gassmann’s equations and fluid substitution
    • Fluid properties and mixtures 

    Day 2

    • Diagenetic and sorting trends in velocity-porosity data
    • Velocity-porosity models for shaly sands
    • Empirical relations between velocity and porosity, clay content, etc.
    • Properties of sand-clay mixtures
    • Velocity-porosity relations for shales
    • Relations between VP and VS
    • Rock compressibilities and relation of 4D seismic to well testing
    • Reflection coefficients and AVO
    • Elastic impedance
    • Rock physics templates
    • Effective medium and effective field theories
    • Velocity-porosity relations for carbonates


    Day 3

    • Biot theory
    • Patchy saturation
    • Squirt flow
    • Sediment compaction and the state of stress in the Earth
    • Pore pressure and the concept of effective stress
    • Poroelasticity
    • Application to pore pressure prediction 


    Day 4

    • Fracture gradient and 3D stress modeling
    • Effect of stress on seismic body waves
    • Third-order elasticity
    • Granular media and discrete element methods
    • Displacement discontinuity methods
    • Stress sensitivity of sandstones
    • Stress sensitivity of shales
    • Stress perturbations around a borehole
    • Determination of velocity variations around a borehole from advanced sonic logging
    • Application to wellbore stability
    • Reservoir geomechanics and stress effects in 4D seismic monitoring 

    Day 5

    • Fractured reservoirs
    • Hydraulic fracture propagation in presence of natural fractures
    • Seismic characterization of fractured reservoirs
    • Modeling the response of a fractured reservoir
    • Rock physics models for fractures
    • Shales and unconventional reservoirs
    • Anisotropy of shales
    • Rock physics modeling of kerogen in organic-rich shales
    • Effect of anisotropy on AVO
    • Microseismic and effect of azimuthal anisotropy on propagation of hydraulic fractures
  • Audience

    Geoscientists, petrophysicists, and engineers wishing to understand rock physics and learn how to work together in integrated teams to build geomechanical models.

  • Prerequisites

    A basic knowledge of Geology, Geophysics, and Petrophysics.

  • Prerequisites

  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia.

    Beginning in the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March.

    The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Dataran Merdeka (the Independence Square), the House of Parliament, the Istana Budaya, the Istana Negara (National Palace), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Muzium Negara (National Museum), the Putra World Trade Centre, the Tugu Negara (National Monument) and mosques such as the Masjid Jamek, the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) and the Federal Territory Mosque.

    Other tourist attractions include the Aquaria KLCC, the Batu Caves, the Makam Pahlawan (National Mausoleum), the National Science Centre, Petaling Street, the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre, the Zoo Negara (National Zoo), and events such as Malay cultural centres, the Chinese cultural festivals at the Thean Hou Temple and the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. The Golden Triangle, the commercial hub of the city, contains the Petronas Twin Towers and has a distinctive nightlife. Trendy nightclubs, bars and lounges, such as the Beach Club, Espanda, the Hakka Republic Wine Bar & Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, the Luna Bar, Nuovo, Rum Jungle, the Thai Club, Zouk, and many others are located within and around Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang.

    Hotels, from five-star to budget types, have cropped up everywhere to accommodate the influx of tourists each year. There are many hotels near Kuala Lumpur's entertainment and business districts.

    Kuala Lumpur alone has 66 shopping malls and it is the retail and fashion hub for Malaysia. Suria KLCC is one of Malaysia's premier shopping destinations due to its location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Kuala Lumpur Sky Line

    The Perdana Lake Gardens near the Malaysian Parliament building includes a Butterfly Park, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Southeast Asia's largest bird park.

    There are three forest reserves within the city namely the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in the city centre, the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country, Bukit Sungai Putih Forest Reserve and Bukit Sungai Besi Forest Reserve. Bukit Nanas, in the heart of the city centre, is one of the oldest virgin forests in the world within a city. These residual forest areas are home to a number of fauna species particularly monkeys, tree shrews, squirrels and birds.

    Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and events in Malaysia. Among the centres is the National Museum which is situated along the Mahameru Highway. Its collection comprises artifacts and paintings collected throughout the country. Kuala Lumpur also has an Islamic Arts Museum which houses more than seven thousand Islamic artefacts including rare exhibits as well as a library of Islamic art books. However, the museum's collection not only concentrate on works from the Middle East, the museum also puts the emphasis on Asia, with China and Southeast Asia especially well represented. This museum features some impressively decorated domes and large open exhibition spaces. It is located at Jalan Lembah Perdana next to the National Mosque.

    Kuala Lumpur is one of the host cities for the Formula One World Championship, the open-wheel auto racing A1 Grand Prix and the Motorcycle Grand Prix with races being held at Sepang International Circuit in the neighbouring state of Selangor, next to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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    • Timezone : GMT+08:00, Singapore (Singapore)
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