Integrated Core Analysis, Modelling and Reservoir Characterization

The course covers all aspects related to using Routine Core Analysis (RCA) laboratory results to optimally zone a cored reservoir interval. Commencing with core management, topics discussed are plug selection and cleaning, followed by laboratory measurement techniques. The importance of integration with other information is demonstrated: core photographs and detailed core description, GR logs and core gamma, petrographics etc., stressing the correct use of laboratory data. It is also shown how to apply necessary corrections to lab measurements before zonation. The end objective is optimal reservoir zonation for petrophysical application and dynamic reservoir simulation.

Here are the main topics which will be covered in this course module:

  • Laboratory methods for Routine Core Analysis (RCA) measurements
  • Overburden and Klinkenberg corrections
  • Reservoir characterization techniques and Global Characteristics Envelopes (GCEs)
  • Hydraulic Flow Zone Unit (HFZU) analysis – full range of models
  • Optimal zonation of cored reservoir intervals
  • Core related data integration with other subsurface data

Top Learning Objectives

  • LEARN fundamental sequence stratigraphic concepts in carbonate & siliciclastic systems
  • APPRECIATE the value of siliciclastic and carbonate sequence stratigraphy
  • IDENTIFY sequence stratigraphic elements in core, log, and seismic data
  • UNDERSTAND the sequence stratigraphic workflow for reservoir characterization and prediction
  • INTEGRATE geological and geophysical data through the use of sequence stratigraphic analysis
  • APPLY sequence stratigraphic analysis to the prediction of reservoir properties in exploration and production settings

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for but not limited to those who are directly involved with sequence stratigraphy to reservoir characterization or prediction in operations, and those who need a deeper understanding of the complexity and problems associated with sequence stratigraphy.

  • Sedimentologists (Sample & Core Description)
  • Geoscientists (Interpretation, Modeling & Processing)
  • Geophysicists (Seismic Stratigraphy and Interpretation, Seismic Attribute)
  • Reservoir, Petroleum, and Project Engineers (Evaluation ,Properties, & Volumetric)
  • Petrophysicists (Rock & Fluid Properties)
  • Explorationists / Exploration Managers (Work Planning & Economic Evaluation)

Event Details

8th – 10th January 2020
Dakar, Senegal