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The course teaches the principles and techniques necessary for a geoscientist to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary field development team. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of appraisal, field development planning and reservoir management, supported by field case studies. On completion, participants will understand the multi-disciplinary nature, of the workflows that underpin oil and gas field development projects.
This is a five-day classroom course with case studies and exercises throughout the lecture programme.
The target audience for the course are those geoscientists who have not worked in development but require a broad introduction to this area of the business.
Participants will learn to:
The class covers the broad spectrum of activities of a multi-disciplinary team, but with emphasis on the geoscience aspects and their applications:
Aims and schedule ~ Hydrocarbon resources ~ Reserves growth ~ Necessary skills ~ Teams and the field life cycle
2. Case Studies
Technology-led development of a low-perm carbonate reservoir in an onshore field, emphasising recovery process and well design
Reviewing the history of a small onshore field with low recovery from tight sand: what would you do, starting over?
4D extending the life of a large offshore field with high-quality reservoir
3. Rocks As Pore Systems
Properties of pore systems ~ Sandstone and carbonate pore types ~ Darcy’s Law ~ Core analysis ~ Care with core ~ Corrections to in situ ~ Interpreting porosity v permeability plots ~ Capillary pressure ~ Wettability ~ Relative permeability ~ Electrical properties and the Archie equation ~ Acoustic properties and the seismic response
4. Delta P
Reservoir fluids ~ PVT ~ Reservoir energy ~ Drive mechanisms, performance and recovery factor ~ Global RF ~ 1-RF ~ Well patterns ~ Reservoir simulation ~ Production forecasts and uncertainty ~ Reservoir management
5. Your Reservoir
Reservoir mapping ~ 3D geocellular models ~ Volumetrics ~ NTG and saturation ~ Uncertainty reduction in appraisal ~ Reserves v time ~ Correlation ~ Layering and flow units ~ Heterogeneity ~ Averaging ~ Pseudo rel-perm ~ Upscaling ~ Fractured reservoirs ~ Types and recovery processes ~ Fracture porosity ~ Discrete fracture network modelling
6. Drill It
Well costs ~ Drilling hazards and the geoscientist ~ In-situ stress ~ Well planning ~ New technology ~ ERD ~ Rotary steerable ~ Multi-laterals ~ UBD ~ Smart wells ~ Expandables
7. The Business
Appraisal strategy, planning and economics ~ Value of information ~ Reserves classification ~ Future trends ~ Summaries and conclusions
The cost of this training course is GBP 3215 per delegate.
Nautilus can also deliver this training course on an in-house basis, helping your staff achieve their professional development goals. With a customised, In-House Training solution, you can tailor the course content to individual company requirements by incorporating your data, your software, or specific case studies.
Over the past 17 years Nautilus has developed a portfolio of world-class training courses for professionals in the energy industry. Acquired by the RPS Group in March 2011, Nautilus is now part of the Energy division of RPS. Starting from six...
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