Rock/Fluid Interactions and Natural Fracture Development and Alteration

12 November 2014
Houston, Texas, United States
Who Should Attend
Attendees should have experience or interest in reservoir characterization. Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers will all benefit from this course. Some knowledge of naturally fractured or unconventional reservoirs would be beneficial.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Determine which observed surface and subsurface fractures are real and related to diagenesis due to fluids and pressures and not of structural or tectonic origin.
  • Assign the mechanism of generation for these disperate fractures.
  • Predict the 3D distribution of these fractures throughout the reservoir.
  • Fit alteration of natural fractures into a paragenetic sequence.
  • Anticipate possible diagenetic fluid and oil & gas migration pathways within reservoirs.
  • Anticipate the positive or negative interaction of pre-existing fractures with hydraulic fracture stimulation fluids.
  • Determine which diagenetic processes alter natural fractures and increase or decrease reservoir porosity and permeability.
  • Determine how to include reservoir fluid related fracture properties into static fracture models for simulation.
Course Content

This course is a practical approach to defining reservoir fluid and pressure related natural fracture generation and fracture property alteration in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Also covered will be the interaction of pre-existing natural fractures and hydraulic fracture injected fluids. Suggestions will be made to constraining Discrete Fracture Network & Non-Discrete Fracture Network Models.

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.

Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
816 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210
Houston Texas 77024
United States
(713) 590-0950
Expires on
13 November, 2014
Regular Tuition (1-day)
50 people
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Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to digital course notes. No refunds for cancellations after 13 October 2014.


Ronald A. Ronald A. Nelson Broken N Consulting
Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar, Education Department +1 918 560 2650 +1 918 560 2678
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Manager +1 918 560-2630

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