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Fractured Reservoirs: From Geologic Concepts To Reservoir Models

24-28 August 2015
Casper, Wyoming, United States

Part 1: Geologic Aspects of Fractured Reservoirs

  1. Introduction: Fracture Types and Variability
  2. Fractures in Core: Natural Fractures
  3. Fractures in Core: Induced Fractures, Types and Uses
  4. Fracture Mechanics
  5. Fractures on Anticlines
  6. Fracture Spacings
  7. Fracture Effects on Reservoirs
  8. Case Histories

Part 2: Field Trip to Tensleep outcrops

Part 3: Modeling Fractured Reservoirs

  1. Introduction
  2. Factors Affecting Fracturing
  3. Methodologies to Characterize Fractured Reservoirs
  4. The Use of Seismic to Improve the Fracture Modeling
  5. Integrated Workflow Applied to Fractured Reservoirs
  6. Hands-on Application: 2 Different Datasets from the Teapot Dome (WY)

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.

Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Casper, WY, USA
800 N. Poplar
Casper Wyoming 82601
United States
(307) 266-6000

BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel, Casper, WY
800 N. Poplar • Casper, WY 82601
Phone: (307) 266-6000

Includes digital course notes, printed exercises, lunch and refreshments each day, box lunches and transportation on field trip day. No refunds for cancellations after 7/27/2015.


John C. Lorenz FractureStudies LLC, Edgewood, New Mexico
Ahmed Ouenes FracGeo, The Woodlands, TX
Scott Cooper FractureStudies LLC
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