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Carbonate Reservoir Geology
- INSTRUCTOR S :
- Charles Kerans, Robert Loucks and Chris Zahm, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX
- February 11 - 12, 2013
- Norris Conference Center, City Centre Location, Houston, Texas
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 1/14/2013. Course notes, refreshments and lunch buffet included.
No refunds for cancellations after 1/14/2013.
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for students and professionals interested in learning the fundamentals of carbonate reservoir systems. The course will contain information useful to both exploration and production geoscientists as well as petroleum engineers wanting to understand more about what makes carbonate reservoirs tick.
Using a combination of lectures and exercises, participants should be able to:
- Classify carbonate rocks, facies, pore types, and Lucia rock fabrics
- Understand the systematic 1D-2D-3D approach to reservoir-scale sequence stratigraphic analysis of carbonate reservoirs
- Know the essential elements of a good core description for carbonate reservoir model construction
- Appreciate the importance of Milankovitch-keyed carbonate reservoir architectures
- Have available a range of analog datasets for carbonate ramp, rimmed shelf, isolated platform, karst, and fractured reservoir types
- Use wireline log data together with core-based rock fabrics to calculate interparticle porosity, separate vug porosity, permeability and saturation
- Understand the steps in constructing a systematic rock-fabric-flow-unit based geomodel for use in fluid flow simulations
Carbonate reservoirs contain half of the world’s remaining hydrocarbons, and can be found in a wide range of stratigraphic, structural, and diagenetic settings. Optimizing the resource in carbonate reservoirs requires a broad range of expertise and experience, including, but not limited to, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, seismic interpretation, well log analysis, petrophysics, geomodeling, and fluid flow modeling. This 2-day overview course is designed for those recently entering into the area of carbonate reservoir studies who would like exposure to a broad-based review of current knowledge and evolving technology in the area of carbonate reservoir modeling.
The course will cover (1) carbonate classifications, (2) basic facies and depositional systems analysis, (3) a review of Phanerozoic carbonate platforms and reservoir systems, focusing on Cretaceous, Pennsylvanian, Permian, Ordovician, (4) carbonate sequence stratigraphy, (5) pore type classification, rock fabric facies, and petrophysics, (6) using rock fabric flow units and high-resolution sequence stratigraphy for construction of reservoir models.