Reservoir Characterization: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach - RC
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Curtis Golike, Ton Grimberg
The modern team approach to Reservoir Characterization describes productive zones more reliably through the integration of disciplines, technology, and data. Increase your proven reserves, discover by-passed pay, reduce development time and costs, improve production rates, and rejuvenate old fields through the skills learned in this course.
The course is process-based and focuses upon:
- Understanding the applicability of measurements and interpretations from the participant's discipline to other adjacent disciplines
- Understanding information from other disciplines, and the uncertainties and risks involved in its gathering/interpretation
- Awareness of the latest technologies and working principles evolving on the cutting edge of the industry
- Managing a complex project to solve business problems in the most efficient manner, particularly when working in a difficult environment (multi-disciplinary teams, sponsors and bosses outside your expertise, cross purposes from disciplines)
- Working with both probabilistic and deterministic multiple working hypotheses throughout a hydrocarbon project
During the course, particular attention will be paid to uncertainties and risks. It will be shown how these can be handled and their impact on the economics of hydrocarbon projects. The instructor is willing to accept examples from your company for analysis in the class as one of the demonstration exercises. It is also possible to design a course specifically for your own company around such a case study. Please contact PetroSkills for a list of the information and support data required, as well as the necessary lead-time.
This course covers conventional reservoirs.
"Keep doing what you are doing, especially engaging participants by asking questions." - Petroleum Engineer, Angola
"I absolutely enjoyed the project, especially when all team members became involved and contributed." - Reservoir Engineer, Ghana
Geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, production engineers, petrophysicists, exploration and production managers, team leaders, and research scientists.
You Will Learn:
- To develop a business proposal for any Reservoir Characterization project
- To apply the concept of correlation length to understand reservoir continuity
- To define hydraulic flow units in a reservoir
- To assess the economics of oil and gas projects across their entire life cycle
- To carry out the integrated Reservoir Characterization process
- Business value drivers and selection criteria
- The scale and resolution of data
- Variograms, correlation length
- Time, rock, and flow units
- Seismic attributes
- Upscaling, streamline simulation
- Decision trees; value of information
- Giving and receiving feedback
- The future of Reservoir Characterization
MR. CURTIS L. GOLIKE is an Independent Petroleum Engineering consultant operating out of Golden, Colorado. In addition to his consulting business - James Peak, he acts as the Managing Director of two US prospect generating companies, Emerald Peak Associates and Low Capex Reserves. He has 38 years' experience working for three global oil and gas companies. His specific contributions are in the areas of revitalizing old fields, remote and startup operations, petroleum economics, and introducing new reservoir management technologies internationally. His personal skills are in team development, specifically international cross cultural project teams of industry professionals. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Texas and Colorado. He received a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and an Executive MBA from UCLA Business School.
DR. TON J.T. GRIMBERG is an Instructor/Coach for Shell's introductory course for graduates. He teaches Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics and some aspects of Reservoir Engineering. His Shell career spanned 25 years in such fields as Petrophysics, Reservoir Engineering, Rock Mechanics, etc. He developed a range of qualities such as strategy development, planning, negotiating, personnel management, organizational development, change management, commercial techniques and economic planning. He received a certification and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Amsterdam.
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
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A