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LONG 524 - Petroleum Systems Modelling (4 Weeks)

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Course Description

Course introduces the dynamic petroleum system concept, including the critical elements and processes that control conventional and unconventional petroleum resources as quantified using computerized basin and petroleum system models. The course provides interpretive guidelines to evaluate prospective source rocks, define petroleum systems, and build or calibrate basin and petroleum system models. Attendees will learn what kinds of questions to ask, what kind of data is needed to build models and solve particular problems and to apply geological reasoning to quantifying uncertainties.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the basic concepts of source rock geochemistry applied to conventional and unconventional resource plays
  • Understanding source rock geochemical measurements
  • Identifying the elements and processes that control petroleum systems
  • Learning how to collect oil and rock samples and how evaluate data quality
  • Gaining geochemical expertise based on case studies and exercises

Who Should Attend?

  • Petroleum geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Exploration geologists involved in the evaluation of new petroleum systems

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

  • Elements & Modeling of petroleum systems and petroleum geology
  • Source rock definition and kinetics
  • Development geology
  • Introduction to basin modelling
  • Basin analysis
  • Conceptual model
  • Calibration data
  • Fluid flow
  • 1D modelling
  • 2D modelling
  • 2 1/2 D modeling

Week 2

  • Petroleum structural geology
  • Compressional tectonics
  • Extensional tectonics
  • Inversion tectonics
  • Strike- slip tectonics
  • Salt tectonics
  • Petrophysics
  • Integrated petrophysics for reservoir characterisation
  • Carbonate and fracture petrophysics
  • Actual well/ field evaluation

Week 3

  • Introduction to reservoir simulation
  • Reservoir modeling
  • Faults modeling
  • Model initialization
  • Model calibration and history matching
  • Production optimization and uncertainty analysis
  • Interpreting the results

Week 4

  • Clastic/ Sandstone Reservoir Characterization
  • Geoscience Aspects
  • Petrophysical & Seismic Aspects
  • DST procedure & Plan, Practical DST Interpretation
  • Advanced Well Log Interpretation & Formation Evaluation Techniques
  • Well coring procedure & Evaluation  
  • Case studies