13 November, 2015 Houston Texas United States

Risk Reduction for Plays & Prospects Using Quantitative Show

13 November 2015
Houston, Texas, United States
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for personnel who wish to acquire a broad understanding of the factors that influence the production of oil and gas from reservoirs. The course presents information that can be applied to geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, land management specialists, and managers with no previous training in reservoir engineering. It can also serve as an introductory course for engineers who have not had previous training in reservoir engineering.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Know the language and terminology of reservoir engineering allowing better interdisciplinary communication.
  • Have the skills to integrate production data with geologic data and use the combination to enhance interpretation and potentially discover untapped reserves.
  • Understand the rock properties that control production performance and use that knowledge to better explore and develop reservoirs and fields.
  • Understand the various reservoir drive mechanisms, the expected recovery ranges from those mechanisms, and the secondary and tertiary methods employed to enhance recoveries from reservoirs.
Course Content

A variety of GIS and Petroleum Systems modeling software will be reviewed to demonstrate predictive models of migration and entrapment using seals, potentiometric surfaces and faults to define potential new traps. Methods of quantitatively calibrating test and show data to the migration models will be emphasized.

Topics will include:

  • Trap types
  • Fault, Capillary and Pressure seals and the number required for different traps
  • Capillary pressure
  • relative permeability
  • pseudo-capillary pressure curves from por/perm data
  • flow units
  • Winland pore throat analysis

We cover the basics of pressure plots emphasizing seal and pressure regressions recognition. We teach how to recognize and differentiate continuous phase, residual, dissolved hydrocarbon and source rock while drilling shows. We touch on seismic DHIs and focus on new techniques for capturing show data such as fluid inclusion stratigraphy, isotubes, head space gas and cuttings. The course ends with a demo of converting a paleogeographic map to a seals map with/without fault seals and then running vertical and lateral migration models to predict the location of fault and stratigraphic traps.

Course notes will be provided in digital format on USB flash drive only, so electronic devices with a USB port are required for all courses. If you do not have access to an electronic device with a USB port, please contact the AAPG Education Dept. for an alternate method to download the digital course notes.

Houston - Norris Conference Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Ave
Houston Texas 77042
United States
40 people
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Registration is for entire 5 days, and badge is transferable. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to digital course notes. Courses also priced individually at $550/course day (increases to $600/course day on 12 October 2015.) No refunds for cancellations after 12 October 2015.

Online registration is not available for this event. Please download the Registration Form using the link to the right, and then email or fax your completed form and payment details to the AAPG Education Department.


David Wiprut Baker Hughes Inc.
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Eric Eslinger eGAMLS and The College of Saint Rose, Glenmont, NY
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Ronald A. Nelson Broken N Consulting
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Joann E. Welton Houston, Texas, USA
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Leslie B. Magoon Stanford University, USA
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Richard Banks Scientific Computer Applications, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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George B. Asquith Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
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Jay M. Gregg Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
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Hans G. Machel University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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John Dolson DSP Geosciences and Associates, LLC
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Richard Green Independent Consultant
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John M. Holbrook Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas USA
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Stephanie Brown AAPG Assistant Registrar +1 918 560-2930
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Debbi Boonstra Education Manager +1 918 560-2630
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