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.