|Reservoir Characterization: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach - RC|
|Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE|
|Streamlines: Applications to Reservoir Simulation, Characterization and Management - SRS|
|Integrated Reservoir Modeling - GRD|
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Asnul Bahar, Akhil Datta-Gupta, Mohan Kelkar
|As the oil companies define business units and asset teams, it is becoming increasingly important that all the team members understand the workflow in developing integrated reservoir description for that asset. A proper development of reservoir description is helpful in managing daily operations of the asset, as well as long-term planning. Integration involves using all the available information about the reservoir to develop better understanding of the reservoir. This process is inherently interdisciplinary and requires understanding of all the disciplines. Although soft skills are important in working in an interdisciplinary team, this course concentrates on the hard skills required to develop a realistic reservoir description. Starting with collecting information and assessing the need for additional data, the course will cover all the topics from structural and geological modeling, estimation of reservoir petrophysical properties using geostatistical tools, upscaling to simulator model and finally, proper history matching and future predictions in the presence of uncertainties. This course is important to reservoir modelers involved in any phase of the description work. This is intended to expose various geoscientists and engineers to the entire process of integrated reservoir description and the geostatistical tools that can be used to achieve the goals. The course will develop improved appreciation of the other disciplines' needs as well as the necessity of the feedback during the integration process. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants. The instructor of this course is willing to accept examples from your company for analysis in the class as one of the demonstration exercises. Please contact PetroSkills for a list of the information and support data required, as well as the necessary lead-time.|
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, petrophysicists or others involved in reservoir modeling.
You Will Learn:
DR. ASNUL BAHAR has been developing and implementing new techniques for reservoir field studies and related fields for 10 years. For 4 years he has been teaching courses relating to Geostatistics for integrated reservoir modeling. Dr. Bahar is proficient in using commercial software (PETREL) and in customizing C++ software for reservoir modeling, and has performed flow simulation study using an ECLIPSE flow simulator. He has been coordinating the operation of various on-going consulting studies and projects, including: Reservoir Rock Type Modeling, Stochastic Property Modeling, Fracture Integration and History Matching, Fracture Modeling and Integration into Reservoir Model, UAE Reservoir Evaluation, Integrated Reservoir Characterization and Flow Simulation, and more. Dr. Bahar has a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa as well as an MS in Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Bahar received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia.
DR. AKHIL DATTA-GUPTA is Professor and holder of the LeSuer endowed chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He worked for BP Exploration/Research and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the recipient of the 2009 John Franklin Carll Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for distinguished contribution in the application of engineering principles to petroleum development and recovery. Prior to that, he received the 2003 Lester C. Uren Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for significant technical contributions in petroleum reservoir characterization and streamline-based flow simulation. Dr. Datta-Gupta is a SPE Distinguished Member (2001), Distinguished Lecturer (1999-2000), Distinguished Author (2000), and was selected as an outstanding Technical Editor (1996). He also received the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate twice (2000 and 2006) and the AIME Rossitter W. Raymond Award (1992). He is co-author of the SPE textbook Streamline Simulation: Theory and Practice.' He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
DR. MOHAN G. KELKAR is a professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His main research interests include reservoir characterization, production optimization, and risk analysis. He is involved in several research projects, which are partially funded by various national and international oil companies, the US Department of Energy, and Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology. He has taught various short courses for many oil companies in Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Nigeria, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Scotland, India, Denmark and across the United States. He has been a consultant to many oil companies, as well as to the United Nations. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay, an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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