URTeC SC-10 | Integrated Geologic, Seismic, Geomechanics, and Reservoir Engineering Characterization and Flow Simulation in Fractured Reservoirs
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Sunday, 19 July 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Austin, Texas
Who Should Attend
This class is ideally suited for integrated teams working on characterization, modeling, and flow simulation of naturally fractured conventional and unconventional reservoirs: geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, simulation engineers, and geomodelers.
Natural fractures may be conductive in conventional reservoirs or may become conductive after hydraulic stimulation in unconventional reservoirs. This course addresses these concepts by examining datasets from both conventional and unconventional systems and presenting workflows to construct naturally-fractured reservoir models. Particular attention is given to the use and calibration of 3D seismic attributes, sound stratigraphic and structural frameworks, and geomechanical information. Models and concepts are examined in the context of how they impact fluid flow, reservoir simulation results, field production, and forecast. This course will present the workflows that have been developed along with spreadsheet-based exercises to solidify concepts. The course provides in-depth presentations and discussions of the models presented.
This class is designed to provide concepts and workflows for geoscientists and reservoir engineers that are constructing reservoir models of naturally fractured conventional and unconventional reservoirs. The breadth of subject matter is wide but is designed to be applicable to all disciplines regardless of years of experience.
Participants are required to bring their laptop to class for spreadsheet-based exercises.
- Naturally fractured reservoirs: overview and concepts
- Impact of natural fractures on reservoir performance: overview
- Dual continuum model for flow simulation: definitions and data input
- The value of outcrop analogs for subsurface characterization
- Discrete (DFN) vs continuum natural fracture models for reservoir simulation
- Seismic properties for natural fracture characterization
- Natural fractures quality: geomechanics review
- Putting it all together: Integration of outcrop, geomechanics, and seismic for improved modeling of scenarios and flow simulation in unconventional reservoirs
- 30 People
- 0.8 Credits
- Breakfast and lunch snacks
- Downloadable PDF course notes, spreadsheet-based exercises, and access to SEG On Demand
Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St.