|Integration of Rocks, Log and Test Data - ILC|
|Structural and Stratigraphic Interpretation of Dipmeters and Borehole-Imaging Logs - SSI|
|Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs - PUR|
|Integrated Carbonate Reservoir Characterization - ICR|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): G. Grammer, Dennis Prezbindowski
|Carbonate reservoirs are characterized by significant heterogeneity at numerous scales, ranging from exploration to production and enhanced production scale. Understanding of how primary depositional facies, diagenesis, and the sequence stratigraphic framework control the development of pores in carbonate rocks, and how the variation in pore architecture influences reservoir porosity and permeability characteristics is a fundamental step in the accurate reservoir characterization of carbonate units. With the ubiquitous use of geostatistical models to define 3D reservoir architecture, it has become increasingly important to accurately define the probable geometric distribution of potential reservoir facies, fluid barriers, and baffles at multiple scales to help build more accurate geologic models that can then be used to manage and improve reservoir development. To effectively do this, the challenge is to integrate data on the primary depositional environment (facies, probable geometry, and susceptibility to diagenetic modification), the sequence stratigraphic framework, and the petrophysical characteristics of carbonates at multiple scales. This course will review the controls on carbonate reservoir heterogeneity from the pore architecture scale to the geometrical attributes at reservoir-scale and how these parameters can be incorporated and integrated into the development of viable petrophysically-based reservoir models for carbonates. In-class exercises are used to reinforce the potential integration of various data sets to provide students with experience in carbonate reservoir characterization.|
Exploration and development geoscientists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, geostatistical modelers and research/development staff who want to gain fundamental insight into carbonate reservoir characterization through an integrated geological and petrophysical approach.
You Will Learn:
DR. G. MICHAEL GRAMMER is a Full Professor and holds the Chesapeake Energy (endowed) Chair of Petroleum Geology at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Grammer received his PhD in 1991 at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and has over 25 years of industry-related experience in carbonate reservoirs, sequence stratigraphy and carbonate reservoir characterization. His current research interests involve the various aspects of high resolution sequence stratigraphy and its application to carbonate reservoir characterization, 3-D modeling and petrophysical characterization. He has been an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (2002-2003) and has led several AAPG field courses, including AAPG's modern carbonate course entitled 'Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Distribution in a Modern Carbonate Platform, Bahamas' which he co-led for 14 years. Dr. Grammer has published extensively on carbonate reservoir characterization issues, including as lead editor of AAPG Memoir 80 'Integration of Outcrop and Modern Analogs in Reservoir Modeling' which won AAPG's Robert H. Dott Sr. Memorial Award for best special publication in 2006. Dr. Grammer's industry-related experience includes senior research positions with Texaco and ChevronTexaco where he functioned as an internal consultant and instructor on carbonate reservoir characterization issues in various parts of the world, most notably with super-giant fields in Kazakhstan. Dr. Grammer has consulted, presented short courses and led field trips for numerous multi-national companies.
DR. DENNIS R. PREZBINDOWSKI is a Consulting Stratigrapher, Sedimentologist and Petrologist, with over 30 years of worldwide, academic, industrial and business experience in the exploration and development of carbonate and mixed carbonate/clastic oil and gas reservoirs. He is a project leader for large multi-company reservoir characterization and development projects responsible for project planning, reservoir quality, evaluations, depositional diagenetic and sequence stratigraphic model development, equity determinations, report writing and presentations. Dr. Prezbindowski has an M.S. in Geology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Geology from The University of Texas. He is both a Certified Petroleum Geologist (#4399) and a Certified Professional Geologist (#7682).
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