This course assumes no logging knowledge and seeks to establish an understanding of basic petrophysical measurements and interpretation techniques which can be applied to routine tasks, and upon which more complex and advanced information and interpretive techniques can be built. It strives to provide a strong and coherent foundation for the understanding of other, specialized interpretation techniques involving well log data.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn all the aspects related to the understanding and modeling of fractured reservoirs. Attendees will take geologic concepts and use them in reservoir modeling through hands-on sessions devoted to the examination of outcrop, core and log data. They will use that information and a software to create 3D fractured reservoir models. Using actual Teapot Dome (Wyoming, USA) field data from the Tensleep and Niobrara Shale formations and a hands-on approach, the workshop allows the geoscientist to identify fractures and to construct predictive 3D fracture models that can be used to identify productive zones, plan wells and to create fracture porosity and permeability models for reservoir simulation.
Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.
Hydrocarbons are increasingly more difficult to find because reservoirs are often located in geologically complex areas. The geologic complexity has motivated a significant paradigm shift from time imaging towards the extensive use of seismic depth imaging. Depth imaging improves the definition of the structural and stratigraphic frameworks and provides a better assessment and mitigation of risk in E&P.
This course is designed to provide geoscientists with more advanced methods in sequence stratigraphy to recognize, interpret, and map the key play elements of the petroleum system (reservoir, seal, and source rock). The course will cover problems of predicting play element presence, distribution, and quality from business scales ranging from Exploration to Production.
This course will introduce the science and technology that geologists will use in the next decade. These concepts will be shown how they can be applied to Mexican petroleum basins. Several interpretation exercises will be done to emphasize the key points for each theme.
This course is based on the systematic, comparative interpretation of modern, long offset, regional seismic profiles with time and depth migration and several suites of selected 3-D data in the deep-water realm from around the world.
This course is a practical and applied introduction to natural fractures in hydrocarbon reservoirs. The course covers the wide range of natural fracture characteristics, their origins, and their effects on reservoir system permeability in reservoirs of different lithologies.
This course demonstrates the use of capillary pressure and relative permeability data in conjunction with basic rock properties and wireline logs, to evaluate reservoir rock quality, recovery efficiency and pay. The course also covers the main aspects of determining seal potential (seal capacity, seal geometry and seal integrity) as well as the main controls on fault seals, and methods used in evaluating these. The course is presented in a workshop format, allowing participants to delve into the details in several practical exercises.
3C seismic applications provide enhanced rock property characterization of the reservoir that can complement P-wave methods. The continued interest in converted P- to S-waves (PS-waves) and vertical seismic profiles (VSPs) has resulted in the steady development of advanced vector wavefield techniques. Shear waves are coupled with P-waves, and although they do not respond to fluid properties of the medium they are nevertheless very sensitive to anisotropy and provide direct estimates of shear moduli (rigidities).
This two-day short course will provide an overview of salt tectonics in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), including both the US and Mexican portions of the basin. It will cover a range of topics ranging from the fundamental mechanics of salt-related deformation to the regional distribution of different structural styles, including relevant aspects of extensional, contractional, vertical, and allochthonous salt tectonics. It is intended for geoscientists with different levels of expertise, from those new to the GoM or salt tectonics to those with years of experience in exploring in this complex basin.
This course is for earth scientists and engineers involved in exploration or production from carbonate rocks. This is an introductory course that assumes no pre-existing knowledge. It moves from basic principles to advanced ideas and case studies that will also help experienced geoscientists with practical aspects of carbonate depositional systems.