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    Petrel Fracture Modeling - RILS (Remote Instructor-Led Series)

    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.


    The Petrel Fracture Modeling - RILS course covers the concepts of fracture modeling and their application in the oil industry in general and in the Petrel E&P software platform specifically. 

    The purpose of fracture modeling is to create simulation properties for matrix and fractures to predict reservoir behavior. Many reservoirs are dual-porosity/dual-permeability (naturally fractured), which leads to high flow zones that are not representative of the matrix flow capacity. Consequently, flow simulators have problems simulating these kind of reservoirs.

    In this course, the participants will learn how to import, visualize, QC and analyze fracture data before building a fracture network model consisting of a Discrete fracture network (DFN) and Implicit fracture properties (IFM). There will also be a brief overview of how the output fracture properties can be used for simulation.


    The Petrel Fracture Modeling - RILS course will be delivered over a total of sixteen (16) Hours; i.e. in four (4) sessions lasting 4 Hours each. 

    An optional 1.5 hour extra session can also be held with an instructor to cover the background theory on Fracture Modeling prior to the four (4) sessions dedicated to this actual course content. Alternatively, the background theory content could be pre-read by each participants prior to the course.


    Each participant will need the following for an optimal experience of the course:

    • Windows-based PC
    • USB headset
    • Internet access
    • Second monitor or tablet for the course manual(s)
    • Webcam


    Background Theory Session (Optional)

    Background Theory Session (Optional)

    (1.5 Hours)

    • Optional Introductory Module: Background Theory
    • Q&A


    This optional 1.5 hour extra session could beheld with the instructor to cover the background theory on Fracture Modelingprior to the four (4) sessions dedicated to the actual course content. 

    Alternatively, the background theory content could be pre-read by eachparticipants prior to the course.


    Session 1

    Session 1 : Modules 1, 2 & 3

    (4 Hours)

    • Introduction to fracture modeling
    • Import and display fracture data
    • Fracture input data quality checking




    Session 2

    Session 2 : Modules 4, 5 & 6 (Part 1)

    (4 Hours)

    • Initial fracture data analysis
    • Fracture parameters modeling
    • Fracture network model


    Session 3

    Session 3 : Modules 6 (Part 2), 7 & 8 (Part 1)

    (4 Hours)

    • Fracture network model
    • Upscaling
    • Fracture drivers





    Session 4

    Session 4 : Modules 8 (Part 1), 9 & 10

    (4 Hours)

    • Fracture drivers
    • Simulation
    • Natural fracture prediction (NFP)



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

    • Background theory on Fractures: description, behavior, detection methods, characterization, modeling and simulation
    • Fracture data import, visualization and quality checking
    • Tadpoles and rose diagrams
    • Stereonets: dip/azimuth/filters/fracture sets
    • Generation of fracture intensity logs and cumulative logs
    • Fracture density maps
    • Upscaling of well logs and 3D modeling of intensity
    • Building stochastic Fracture models
    • Fracture attribute generation
    • Upscaling fracture properties
    • Use of multiple fracture drivers 

    Good knowledge of petroleum geology 

    Petrel experience through participation to courses such as Petrel Geology, Petrel Geological Interpretation or any equivalent.


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