The 2020 AAPG Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East workshop is the third event of this series, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, from 28th to 29th January. It will give the opportunity for operators, service companies and researchers to discuss common challenges related to carbonate reservoirs, and their solution through the application of innovative technologies. Although, the topics will clearly encourage attendance from specialists based in the Middle East region, we also expect a global audience that includes promotors and practitioners of carbonate analysis. This is a reflection of its increasing role in the various stages of exploration and development: from exploration drilling to well performance in field development.
Carbonate reservoirs have been important contributors to world oil and gas production for more than four decades (45 % of oil and 30 % of gas reserves, while in the Middle East hosting 80% and 90%, respectively). Carbonate rocks are found in a wide variety of depositional settings. These settings range from basinal pinnacle reefs covering only a few kilometres, to hundreds of kilometres through large isolated carbonate banks/platforms, to giant land-attached carbonate platforms that often extend over thousands of square kilometres. The carbonate sediments have been affected by diagenetic alterations coupled with tectonic stresses, leading to a multiscale heterogeneity within the reservoirs. This makes it complex to carry out the spatial modelling of the geological and petrophysical properties across the reservoirs and a challenge to predict the right dynamic behavior.
The workshop aims to gather subsurface professionals from the oil and gas industry and academia across the region from different disciplines (geology, geophysics, petrophysics and reservoir engineering), to share their knowledge, experience, up-to date technologies and best practices. The workshop will consist of two days comprising of presentations, poster sessions and core displays, followed by a third day offering two optional field trips to the Abu Dhabi Sabkha, and Tertiary outcrops of Jebel Hafit.
Benefits of Attending
The workshop is a great opportunity for attendees to learn and get influence on up-to-date innovative approaches for carbonate reservoir characterization. In addition to that, this workshop is a technical platform for sharing the research experiences among the oil and gas professionals and academia, where they can address several reservoir challenges, discuss case studies and provide the best solutions to overcome these challenges. Also, the attendees during the workshop can be interactively engaged in selective topics during the breakout sessions.
Who should attend?
This workshop is intended for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, academic researchers, and decision makers working on the exploration, appraisal and development of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs.