Oil & Gas Training
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Discipline Geology ,
Field Development Planning
Duration4 Days
Delivery Mechanism Practical Training with Software
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Petrel Structural Modeling

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This course replaces the previous Petrel 2014 Structural Modeling course material.

The exercises and training slide sets were updated to reflect the Petrel E&P Software Platform 2015 interface.

The Petrel 2015 Structural Modeling course presents different approaches to building models that capture geologically complex situations, such as reverse faults and truncations.

The Structural Modeling course presents the flexibility of Petrel and the different approaches that enable you to build 3D models ready for simulation.

The first part of the course demonstrates the real power of Petrel in building watertight frameworks of structurally and stratigraphically complex regions using the new Volume Based Modeling functionality. It is also demonstrates the robust Fault modeling while interpreting seismic functionality which allows rapid real-time creation of the Structural framework, placing the geophysical interpretation at the core of good model building.

The same structural model created with Volume Based Modeling technology is the input to compute a flattened, non-deformed space (Depospace) that can eventually be used for property population honoring shape and position of objects, facies and variogram ranges.

Troubleshooting methods addressing the main issues the user can face while building the structural framework model and how they can be corrected are also covered.

The second part of the course presents the standard Corner Point Gridding approach used for the construction of a 3D grid.

Possible workflows combining Structural framework and Corner point gridding are also covered.

Additional tools available to optimize the resulting models are presented and can be used if holding the Structural and fault analysis license. Exercises related have also been included.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Topics

    • Introduction to Modeling
    • Structural framework
      • The Concept of Volume Based Modeling
      • Generate the Fault framework
      • Fault framework while interpreting
      • Boundary definition and Horizon modeling
      • Horizon filtering attribute
      • Refine and create zone model
      • Troubleshooting
      • Depospace
      • Structural gridding
    • Corner Point Gridding
      • Data preparation
      • Modeling of main faults
      • Pillar gridding
      • Make horizons
      • Truncations
      • Reverse faults
      • Modeling salt diapirs
    • Tools for model optimization


  • Audience

    Development and exploration geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, managers, reservoir engineers and technical personnel with prior experience in Petrel.

  • Prerequisites

    General knowledge of petroleum geology and geophysics. As well as Participation in the Petrel Fundamentals and Petrel Geology courses or equivalent Petrel experience is necessary.

  • Prerequisites

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