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.