Multidisciplinary teams (4-5 persons with a maximum of 20 per workshop) of petroleum
geologists, geophysicists and engineers (from 0-10 years’ experience) who are involved in
integrated regional projects, basin evaluations and prospect identification.
4 - 6 weeks (20 - 30 days)
Classroom exercises and presentations
Multidisciplinary teams (4-5 persons with a maximum of 20 per workshop) of petroleum geologists, geophysicists and engineers (from 0-10 years experience) who are involved in integrated regional projects, basin evaluations and prospect identification.
Groups will conduct the project work themselves under supervision and guidance:Module 1: Project Management and Field Review- Identification of project objectives.- Formation of a work programme plan.- Budget/time considerations.- Critical Path Analysis- Identification of individual responsibilities and formulation of deadline dates.- Assessment of the database.- Data collection and assimilation.Participants will learn how to:- Review Field by analysing static model from Exploration course.- Interpret data, material balance, estimate recovery factor.- Interpret cased hole logs, interpret decline curves- Establish measure of compartmentalisation, drainage radius- Estimate recoverable reserves.Module 2: Reservoir Modelling, dynamic modelUnderstand the distribution of fluids (oil, water gas) and fluid movement within the reservoir:- Refresher on well test analysis, interpretation of open and cased hole logs.- Introduce the concepts of reservoir description and the building of dynamic models.- Review and update structural interpretation and depth conversion based on results of all available wells and any new seismic.- Analyse log and core data to categorise the reservoir into different flow units and develop preliminary view of connectivity.- Based on inflow performance set up completion design- Set up facilities design.- Build a dynamic reservoir model.Module 3: Economic analysis and scenario designThis module introduces the concept of uncertainty and how many factors have impact on the productivity and profitability of the Field. This will probably include:- Refresher on oil in place and recoverable reserves calculations.- Introduction to the concept of uncertainty and how it could impact the size of the reserves and the future development plan.- Integration of Modules 1 and 2 to calculate remaining recoverable reserves.- Identify key sources of uncertainty and options for addressing them.- Built economic scenarios.Module 4: Development drillingAt this stage participants integrate all previous data in order to formulate a development plan for drilling production wells. This includes:- Assessment of all results from Modules 2, 3 and 4.- Refresher on material balance techniques and interpretation of OH logging.- Setting casing, cement bond logs, repair jobs- Design and interpretation of well tests.- Perforations strategy, formation damage control- Stimulation of reservoir.Module 5: Production OperationsParticipants investigate different techniques to improve production. This incorporates:- Assess field and well performance to predict future performance.- Estimate production forecasts for oil, water and gas.- Review production logging tools and well test procedures.- Assess rate, pressures, GOR and interpret production logs, tests and pressure data.- Diagnose common production problems and design work-over strategy.- Review the techniques to estimate HC in place, recoverable reserves and remaining recoverable reserves, based on first series of production wells.Module 6: Final PresentationAt the end of the programme, team members are expected to make a detailed presentation of their results and present their recommendations to management.
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