Field Development and Planning Workshop

Audience

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.

Content

Groups will conduct the project work themselves under the supervision and guidance of Robertson staff:

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 model
Understand 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 design
This 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 drilling
At 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 Operations
Participants 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 Presentation
At the end of the programme, team members are expected to make a detailed presentation of their results and present their recommendations to management.
Learning Objectives:
- Assess reservoir productivity and ultimate oil recovery based on reservoir geological model, rock and fluid properties and stipulated drive mechanism
- Identify and manage uncertainties in terms of hydrocarbon volumes, reservoir variability, productivity, and drive mechanism
- Calculate well inflow performance, design completion in accordance to well deliverability, consider environmental and facilities issues, and assess economic benefits
- Come up with field development and further appraisal/data gathering strategy to develop a robust plan that minimises exposure, and maintains flexibility 

Duration

4 - 6 weeks (20 - 30 days)

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

Audience

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.

Content

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 model

Understand 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 design

This 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 drilling

At 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 Operations

Participants 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 Presentation

At the end of the programme, team members are expected to make a detailed presentation of their results and present their recommendations to management.

Learning Objectives

- Assess reservoir productivity and ultimate oil recovery based on reservoir geological model, rock and fluid properties and stipulated drive mechanism

Duration

20-30 days

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

Software Used

Course Format

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