Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Start30 Jul 2018
End03 Aug 2018
Discipline Geology ,
Petrophysics ,
Field Development Planning
LevelSkill
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,500.00
Delivery Mechanism Practical Training with Software
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Integrated Reservoir Modeling: Interpretation, Evaluation, and Optimization with Petrel

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This five day interactive and practical course will help participants to use geological modeling to produce realistic volumetric estimations for hydrocarbon reservoirs.  It will show how new operational data and revised interpretations, such as a new well or a recently discovered fault, can be identified and incorporated into models at any point in the workflow.

This course will introduce the procedures and workflow for building a 3D model, regardless of the software available to the modeling team.  In other words, this will be an attempt at a best practice approach to a complex and varied workflow. There will be a particular emphasis on integrating static and dynamic reservoir properties with the geological facies model.  Exercises will be done using industry standard modelling software (Petrel), although it should be emphasized that the purpose of the course is methodology and not software operation.

Relevant industry case studies and practical applications will be reviewed throughout the course.  Participants will gain an understanding of the key challenges associated with building effective 3D reservoir models from interpretation and design to quality assurance and optimization of results.

Participants will understand the science and workflows behind building consistent 3D reservoir models including fluid distribution, permeability, compartments and volumetric estimation. They will learn how integrate data from cores and logs and how to upscale this data into geological and flow simulation models that will have a high impact on field development and production scenarios.

  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Conceptual Design and Workflow

    • Reservoir envelope: top and base structure
    • Internal framework: correlation scheme
    • Reservoir compartments: fault geometry
    • Reservoir architecture: facies model
    • Petrophysical property distribution
    • Volumetric Assessment

    When planning a reservoir modeling project, the ultimate purpose of the model must be defined.  To this end the geological model should address all of the above points.  On the first day, participants will learn about the retention of relevant fine-scale detail through upscaling.  The process of building a 3D reservoir model will always follow the same general workflow, regardless of the tools available to the modelling team.  Each of the steps will be outlined in the course with an appreciation of the required input data, associated uncertainties, and likely deliverable and its use. The database used for the exercises will be from a real field that includes two different clastic reservoir types with different modeling challenges.

    Day 2

    Reservoir Framework

    • Depth conversion uncertainty
    • Model surface selection and quality control
    • Fault modelling and compartments
    • Stratigraphy and correlation
    • Grid construction

    In volumetric models the greatest uncertainty is usually the gross rock volume at the top structure map and the hydrocarbon contact.  Depth conversion, where well data can be sparse, leads to much of this uncertainty.   Structural models that result in over complexity, much of which cannot be modelled, may drive seismic interpretation.  Participants will learn how to decide what structural elements to include, which can be a source of much debate.  Likewise too much well-to-well correlation can over science a model especially when still in development and drilling surprises are common, so it will be covered on this day as well.

    Day 3

    Reservoir Architecture

    • Depositional models and facies analysis
    • Core-log integration
    • Basic statistics
    • Objects and indicators
    • Seismic conditioning
    • Facies modelling

    Participants will learn about the different clastic and carbonate depositional environments and how to best characterize them for subsequent modelling.  The dependence on statistics will be introduced as a way to demonstrate the different methods of facies modelling available.

    Day 4

    Property Modeling in 3D

    • Basic petrophysics
    • Rock typing
    • More basic statistics
    • Porosity models
    • Saturation models
    • Permeability models

    Running through the course will be the theme of petrophysics, always calibrated to the geology, as a way to distribute reservoir properties.  Participants will be shown simple rock typing methods that are readily applicable to 3D models.  Particular attention will be paid to saturation height methods that accurately distribute fluids through the model.

    Day 5

    Uncertainty and Upscaling

    • Geological model analysis
    • Hydrocarbon volumes initially in place
    • Drainable volumes
    • Simulation grid construction
    • Property upscaling
    • Multiple scenarios, realizations, and ranking

    What makes a good static model will be discussed.  The methods of interrogating and analyzing the results described before addressing the thorny question of upscaling for dynamic simulation will also be covered.

  • Topics

    • Modelling Overview
    • Conceptual Design and Workflow
    • Geological Modeling Project Workflow
    • Geophysical Data Interpretation and Integration
    • Reservoir Framework
    • Property Modelling
    • Rock Types and Flow Zones
    • Volumetrics and Uncertainty
    • Upscaling Models for Reservoir Simulation
  • Audience

    This course is designed primarily for geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers involved in subsurface reservoir characterization and who wish to know how to derive geologically robust framework models and how to populate them with meaningful reservoir properties. Attendees should include Geologists, Geophysicists, Petrophysicists, Reservoir Engineers, Drilling Engineers, and Seismic Interpreters.

  • Prerequisites

    Students are expected to have a clear understanding of how to use the Petrel software. It is suggested that a Petrel Fundamentals course has been taken, although this is not mandatory.

    Some understanding of the principles of Geology and Log Analysis.

  • 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.

    From Wikitravel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

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