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FDP Comprehensive Program

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Week 1

Fundamentals of FDP

This course will provide the participants with an opportunity to learn the fundamental approaches in constructing a Field Development Plan (FDP). The course introduces the workflow required for initial development plan followed by updates with changing reservoir conditions. This may include introducing secondary and tertiary development to improve recovery factors. Participants are also exposed to the importance of reservoir monitoring and need for updating the reservoir development with the changing reservoir conditions.

Week 2-6

General Geology Compartments

This is a comprehensive and applied course in depositional systems of clastic reservoirs using
  • Current structure map
  • Seismic cross-section(s)
  • Representative petrographic photos and SEM photos
  • Representative detailed core photos
  • A current 3-D block diagram, with the depositional environment

4-D Seismic

This is a comprehensive and applied course in 4D Seismic. 4D Seismic applications are covered. Value of 4D seismic Case studies 4D seismic as an aid for improving the structural interpretation Mapping by-passed oil Mapping pressure changes Combining surface seismic and OBS data in 4D evaluations

Understand/Build Static Model

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. This should take two days of Petrel instruction.

Participants will study what information is required to build a Geological Static Model, such as Petroleum Geology, Subsurface Mapping, Petrophysical Analysis and Geostatistics. The Students will be provided with the initial data which they will use in a hands on practical approach to build the static model with the use of Petrel.Static model is the expected outcome of this module.

Permeability Prediction

This workshop is designed for participants to learn and discuss regression methods, quality of fit and different averaging methods, SW independent permeability prediction methods and SW dependent permeability prediction methods, Apply core log permeability calibrations Compare base permeability to log calculated Sw Demostrate the Kipling Approach. NExT method on Saturation - Height modeling

Week 7


First the calculation methodology will be discussed. Then HC volumes 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.

Week 8

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.

Week 9-10

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.

PETREL Reservoir Modeling and Upscaling

First PETREL RE programming and usage will be taught during the first two days. The main target is to prepare participants to the next step of Reservoir modeling. 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.

Week 11-12

Reservoir Model Calibration/History Matching

The main target is to finalize the development of the dynamic model of 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.

Week 13

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 Development scenarios workshop later.

Week 14-16

Development Scenarios

During this workshop three different Field Development Scenarios will be prepared and worked on by different teams. The predicted production profiles wil be the main target of the workshop. First 3 days of instruction will acquaint engineers, geoscientists, and operating personnel with the basic techniques used in modern reservoir management by asset management teams and to improve understanding of EOR and IOR processes and monitoring best practices

Week 17

Introduction to Drilling, Well Design and Completion

The first two days instruction will provide participants the principles of drilling, well design and c ompletion activities. The following workshop will target application of this knowledge to their development sceneraios.

Introduction to Surface Facilities

The principles of surface facilities will be discussed during theoritical part and the workshop will provide the basic knowledge of surface facilities from the wellhead to the custody transfer. The participants will study the possible surface facility requirements for their field with inclusion of the necessary cost analysis. Some aspects of HSE will also be discussed.

Introduction to Petroleum Economics

The principles of Petroleum Economics will be discussed during the first day of instruction and during the workshop participants will work on real case economic analysis to get prepared for the next workshop.

Week 18

Financial Analysis of the Development Scenario

Economical analysis of the development scenarios will be carried out for management presentations

Report Documentation, final presentations showing added value and products

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