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FDP Accelerated Program

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Week 1-3

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.

Understand/Build Static Model

Participants will study what information is required to build a Geological Static Model, such as Petroleum Geology, Subsurface Mapping, Petrophysical Analysis and Geostatistics.

Petrel Fundamentals will be covered as an introduction to this section. The participants will learn the basic of constructing top structures with the use of well log data in Petrel. They will learn how to make a cross section display with specific wells and specific curves; along with developing a basic map display of key surface inputs that go into developing the static geocellular model and upscaling of the data.

The participants will be put in teams of 4-5 and will be provided with the initial data which they will use in a hands on practical approach to build the static model via Petrel. They will actually attempt to build the static model. At the end of this module a generic static model using the same data will be distributed for future work. This will be done in any case even if some teams are able to come up their own static model.


Initial calculation methodology will be reviewed and discussed. Then the reserves for the field under investigation will be estimated by using deterministic and probabilistic techniques with inclusion of risk analysis . The output of this workshop will be the reserves estimation by analyzing the fluid contacts, petrophysical rock types (P10-P90 analysis) and flow unit properties used in static model creation. The results will be compared with the volumes calculated during static model creation.

Week 4

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.

Well Test Analysis

Well Test analysis methods will be taught and discussed during the first day. During the workshop 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.

Week 5

3D Reservoir Modeling and Upscaling

PETREL RE programming and usage will be taught during the first two days. Then the development of the dynamic model of the reservoir under investigation will be started. During this workshop, participants will do 3D PETREL Reservoir Modeling and Upscaling.

Reservoir Model Calibration/History Matching

The main target of this module is to finalize the development of the dynamic model for the reservoir under investigation. During this workshop PETREL Reservoir Model Calibration/History Matching will be carried out. The outcome will be a representative dynamic model of the field under investigation. At the end of this module a generic Dynamic model using the same data will be distributed in case the teams can not complete the dynamic model construction.

Week 6-7

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.

Development Scenarios

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

Week 8

Financial Analysis of the Development Scenarios

The principles of Petroleum Economics will be discussed during the first half day and economical analysis of the development scenarios will be carried out for management presentations during the workshop.

Report Documentation, final presentations showing added value and products

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