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Petrel Geology - 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 Geology - RILS course focuses on a basic 2D geological workflow that teaches how to perform volume calculations with no seismic derived geomodel.  The course aims to teach students common basic geological operations in Petrel. This includes working with well data, surfaces and simple map-based volume calculation.

The course will be delivered over a total of 16.5 Hours; i.e. in four (4) sessions lasting four (4) Hours each, except the last session which will last 4.5 Hours.

Each participantwill 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

Day 1

Session 1 : Modules 1 & 2

(4 Hours)

  • Find your data
  • Data display in the Well section window

This session will introduce the participants to the process of searching and retrieving data from an existing Petrel project or from the Studio database. The participants will also learn how wellbore data is organized and they will practice how to optimally display multiple wells information in a well section window for correlation. 


Day 2

Session 2 : Modules 3 & 4 (Part 1)

(4 Hours)

  • Log editing
  • Well correlation

Well logs are one of the essential sources of data for interpretation and accurate decision-making. It is important to perform quality control before log curves are loaded or generated into a project or immediately after. In this session, the participants will discover and use several log editing options and tools in Petrel. In addition to using regional seismic, checkshots and simple logs, they will also learn the methodology for creating cross sections and performing regional correlation.


Day 3

Session 3 : Modules 4 (Part 2), 5 & 6

(4 Hours)

  • Facies interpretation
  • Tools for team collaboration
  • Isochore and isopach processing
  • 2D gridding and quality improvement

Following up on the Well correlation module, the participants will learn about Facies interpretation and about the tools available to enable optimal Team collaboration. Then, they will learn the process of generating isochore and isopach data based on interpretations performed in the previous modules. Finally, the participants will discover and use the functionalities and algorithms available for creating 2D grids using diverse types of inputs (isochore points, seismic interpretation, polygons, etc.) and postprocessing them to get the optimal results.

Day 4

Session 4 : Modules 7, 8 & 9

(4.5 Hours)

  • Surface editing and operations
  • Log property mapping
  • Map-based volume calculations

This final session will be dedicated to preparing data for building a 3D grids or performing volume calculations. In addition to learning how to apply surfaces operations and editing, the participants will become familiar with the workflow of creating property maps from well log curve values. Finally, having progressively created all the surfaces, isochores and property maps required, the participants will perform map-based volume calculations, which can be used during prospect assessment.


Learning activity mix

Geoscientists, Geologists, Geophysicists and Engineers interested in 2D workflows using Petrel

  • Find your data
  • Data display in the Well Section window
  • Log Editing
  • Well correlation
  • Isochore and Isopach Processing
  • 2D Gridding and Quality Improvement
  • Surface Editing and Operations
  • Log Property Mapping
  • Map-based Volume Calculations

Petrel Fundamentals course or similar Petrel experience.

General knowledge of petroleum geology and geophysics as well as elemental software skills are recommended.

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