Development Geology - DG

Course summary
5 days
4,510 - 5,235 USD
Houston, London
Professional Training
Course Dates
5,235 USD
4,510 USD

Course description

Development Geology – DG

Successful field appraisal, development, and management requires a fundamental understanding of the reservoir pore space distribution. Participants learn, through hands-on exercises, to compile a development plan that emphasizes optimal recovery. Emphasis is placed on rock, log and test data to distinguish reservoir and non-reservoir rock properties. Structural, stratigraphic, deposition and diagenetic concepts are used to locate drill sites and describe reservoirs. The input required to construct a geologic reservoir model is reviewed. Participants learn the importance of modifying development plans as a field becomes more mature. Techniques for mature field rejuvenation are discussed through case histories

"Course is very good, no improvement required. All topics are well covered." - Geophysicist, Oman

"Felt all topics addressed warranted genuine focus. I appreciated the flexibility of the course/professor to meet the needs of the class and address our specific fields/projects." - Reservoir Engineer, United States

Suitability - Who should attend?

Reservoir, development, and exploration geologists, Geophysicists, Petrophysicists, log analysts, petroleum engineers and experienced technicians.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

How To:

  • Select optimum drill sites for field development
  • Use log and rock data to identify reservoir rock, non-reservoir rock, and pay
  • Determine fluid distribution in a field and identify reservoir compartments
  • Estimate field reserves through the life of a field
  • Characterize carbonate and clastic rocks by productivity
  • Construct geologic reservoir models
  • Determine field drive mechanism
  • Apply seismic analysis to reservoir development
  • Determine depositional characteristics to optimize development
  • Compile a development plan
  • Use economic techniques to evaluate different development plans

Training Course Content

  • Characteristics that impact field development
  • Determining recoverable hydrocarbons
  • Reservoir fluid properties
  • Influence of capillarity reservoirs
  • Volumetric reserve estimation and calculation
  • Stratigraphic influence on production
  • Controls on reservoir rock, barriers, and hydrocarbon distribution
  • Describing reservoir rock in carbonate and clastic rocks
  • Determining recoverable hydrocarbons
  • The impact of drive mechanism
  • Seismic applications
  • Development drilling: optimizing hydrocarbon recovery
  • Economic impact on field development
  • Subdividing the reservoir into working units
  • Reservoir pore space configurations
  • Building a static reservoir model using deterministic and stochastic techniques
  • Key factors affecting the development of fractured reservoirs
  • Impact on barriers on field development
  • Secondary and tertiary field development
  • Rejuvenating old marginal fields

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