Applied Concepts in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

5-6 April 2014
Houston, Texas, United States
Who Should Attend
Geologists, geophysicists, and reservoir engineers who need to characterize and develop fractured reservoirs and to understand the effects of different natural fractures types on reservoir permeability systems. The course will be useful to geoscientists involved in clastic, carbonate, shale, and unconventional plays where fractures are a major contributor to reservoir permeability.

Participants in this course will:

  • Learn to differentiate natural from induced fractures in core
  • Learn to recognize and classify different types of natural fractures in cores and outcrops
  • Learn to measure and analyze fractures in core
  • Appreciate the value of calibrating image logs with cores
  • Learn to anticipate the interaction between fractures and in situ reservoir stresses
  • Assess hydraulic stimulation fracture interactions with the natural fracture systems.
  • Acquire an understanding of the impacts of different fracture types and systems on reservoir permeability
Course Content

Utilizing case studies and our teaching collection of over 50 of natural and drilling-induced fractures from core and outcrops, this class provides a detailed appreciation for the significant variability in characteristics, origin, and effects of the different fracture types found in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Class modules include discussions of fracture mechanics and fractures due to folding on anticlines as well as case studies of fracture parameters such as spacing, height, and aperture. Hands-on class exercises illustrate how to optimize data collection from natural fracture systems in oriented and un-oriented cores.

George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, TX
George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, TX
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000
Expires on
06 March, 2014
Early Member Tuition
Expires on
06 March, 2014
Early Nonmember Tuition
Expires on
06 April, 2014
Member Tuition
Expires on
06 April, 2014
Nonmember Tuition
50 people

Includes course notes and refreshments.
No refunds for cancellations after 7 March, 2014.


John C. John C. Lorenz GeoFlight LLC
Scott Scott Cooper FractureStudies LLC
Vicky Kroh Registrar +1 918 560-2650
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Coordinator +1 918 560-2630

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