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    Fault Seal Analysis in Exploration and Development | RILS

    This is a Remote Instructor Led Series (RILS) training. The remote classroom delivery is a modality that takes advantage of the instructor led training content, while allowing the same content to be delivered remotely.
    All training sessions will be delivered online with no face-to-face classroom attendance. This class will be delivered in 4 to 5 hours daily teaching sessions over 4 days

    The objective of this course is to introduce concepts and methods in trap and seal analysis particularly as related to fault characterization including fault mapping and fault seal to geoscientists (geologists and geophysicists) and petroleum engineers so that they can apply these principles in their exploration and development projects. The lecture introduces fundamentals and advanced concepts for faulting and flow for the prediction of fault behavior in subsurface traps. The concepts discussed in the lecture course are applied in simple exercises.

    • Introduction
    • Structural framework
    • Moab anticline exercise
    • Juxtaposition analysis
    • Allan diagram exercise
    • Petrel exercise(s)

    • Fault rock styles
    • Fault clay content prediction
    • SGR/SSF exercise
    • Petrel exercise
    • Flow basics – capillary properties
    • Sealing capacity exercise

    • SFA exploration workflow demo
    • Exploration exercise
    • Flow basics – permeability
    • Faults in simulation

    • SFA field development workflow demo
    • Field development exercise
    • Geomechanics
    • Mohr circle exercise
    • Petrel exercise
    • Wrap up

    The course is offered to geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers.

    ault Geometry and fault zone architecture

    • Fault throw distributions and linkages.
    • Fault geometry characteristics and dimensions.
    • Development of fault zones and fault rocks.
    • Interpretation Techniques and pitfalls

    Flow basics

    • Permeability and Darcy’s Law.
    • Capillarity.
    1. Threshold pressure.
    2. Interfacial tension.
    3. Wettability
    4. Buoyancy force/capillary pressure.
    • Relative permeability.
    • Hydrodynamic seal.

    Fault rock and properties.

    • Description and deformation mechanisms.
    • Flow properties of faults.

    Fault mapping methods.

    • Juxtaposition seal.
    • Fault rock seal.
    • Shale Gouge Ratio.
    • Clay Smear.
    • Effective shale gouge ratio.

    Geomechanics as applied to fault seal.

    Reservoir flow simulation with faults.

    Applications of fault seal analysis in exploration and production.

    • Predicting seal capacity.
    • Risk and uncertainty.

    Although no prerequisites are required for this course, the concepts are more suited to geoscientists with experience in mapping and evaluating exploration and development projects.

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