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Public Remote Workshops
The workshops consist of live-taught online sessions, exercises and discussion. A certifiate and manual will be provided upon request. All workshops run as three 2-hour sessions. All times in Central Time US (Houston)
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* First workshop regular price $275, second and subsequent workshops discounted price $250.
Mon 27 July | Tue 28 July | Fri 31 July 2020 @ 10 – 12 hrs CT
“Create a valid interpretation from the start” Catalina Luneburg This workshop combines seismic interpretation and structural validation techniques in order to create a balanced interpretation from the start. Seismic interpretation pitfalls are discussed and the seismic expression of main structural features is studied in different examples. Methods are demonstrated that validate the seismic interpretation of faults and folds by predicting a valid fault trace and hangingwall shape using manual and digital tools.
Recognizing stratigraphic and structural features in seismic section
Seismic interpretation of different structural styles
Interpretation validation techniques
Method of fault prediction and depth to detachment
Forward modeling techniques to model shape of hanging wall
Examples of balancing while interpreting
Wed 29 | Fri 31 July | Tue 4 Aug 2020 @ 12 – 14 hrs CT
“A Practical Guide to Volumetrics and Risking”; Erik Scott This course will cover the considerations needed when calculating in-place hydrocarbons and the chance of finding it. The mechanics of calculating volumes will be covered, however the focus of the course is on understanding how to determine appropriate rock and fluid property input ranges, implications of the different methods of volume calculation and how the output volumes are modified.
We will also relate the output range of hydrocarbon volumes with different types of risk involved with the oil and gas industry. We will conclude with a discussion on how the volumes and risk numbers are used in economic analysis.
Different methods, from simple to more complex, of calculating in-place hydrocarbons
Ascertaining appropriate input ranges for rock and fluid properties
Understanding what the outputs of volume calculations represent
Relating risk to volumes
TBD August 2020 at 8 – 10 hrs CT
“Fracked Reservoir DFN Modeling”; Sherilyn Williams Stroud How to use microseismic data to build a fracture network model, interpret structural features, and generate fracture properties for reservoir simulation. Learn about aspects of structural analysis related to natural fracture development, induced and reactivated fracturing from hydraulic fracture stimulation, and state of stress.
Models of the relationships of natural seismicity to faults and induced microseismicity to reservoir fractures
Methods of microseismic data acquisition, microseismic mapping results, methods to generate flow properties for stimulated reservoirs.
Methods for developing fracture constraints to use in geologic models that include fracture flow properties are discussed and demonstrated
Maturity and interpretation of geochemical results incorporating TOC
Rock-eval and biomarker data.
Wed 8 July | Fri 10 July | Tue 14 July 2020 @ 10 – 12 hrs CT
“Fundamentals of Extensional Basins” James W. Granath Continental extensional terranes or “rifts” are some of the most hydrocarbon productive provinces in the world. This workshop focusses on the seismic expression of features in continental rifts and the basics of extensional deformation, i.e. normal faulting, and the character of the rift structural style.
Stress during normal faulting and tectonic conditions conducive to normal faulting
Anatomy and kinematics of normal faults and normal fault systems
Graben, half graben, and domino structural styles and their interrelationships across scales
Implications of fault linkage to sedimentation, topography, and petroleum systems
Relationship of rifting to thermal history and to magmatism and volcanism
Wed 29 April | Fri 1 May | Wed 6 May 2020 @ 10 – 12 hrs CT
“Geomechanics for Today’s Oil and Gas Industry” by Amy Fox In order to dig into the important topics of today, it is important to understand the basic elements of geomechanics and to examine how the discipline has evolved over time. This workshop teaches the data types and workflows for building a geomechanical model, which can then be applied to exploration, drilling, completions and full field development.
The Big Picture: Overview and History (and future!) of geomechanics in oil and gas
Basic Theory: In situ stresses, Pore pressure, Rock mechanics, Borehole stresses and wellbore failure types, Natural fractures and faults
Geomechanical Model: drilling experience, stress directions. overburden, min stress, pore pressure, rock mechanical properties, max hor stress
Geomechanics Applications in More Detail
Fri 15 May| Tue 19 May | Thu 21 May 2020 @ 14 – 16 hrs CT
“Structural Modeling with LithoTect Software” Catalina Luneburg This short workshop provides an overview of the tools and techniques for balancing and restoring cross sections using LithoTect Software. project and data base, and basic interpretation tools such as fault prediction. and structural modeling tools and different restoration methods.
Overview of main LithoTect functionality, LithoTect project and data base, I/O
Kinematic models in compressional and extensional restoration
Fault slip modeling and interactive modeling, Transform restoration
Fault Prediction tool and depth to detachment
Forward Modeling, Time-step restoration and backstripping
Tue 2 June| Thu 4 June | Mon 8 June 2020 @ 10 – 12 hrs CT
“Electrofacies as a framework for improving the practice of geomodeling ” David Garner A key impact on reservoir studies is a rigorous strategy around facies for modeling. Decisions on facies, how to define them and how to model them are an important factor in creating reservoir models that lead to good decisions. The modeled facies provide local geological features, patterns and properties. Facies are derived from many sources with varied definitions and purposes.
The under used application of electrofacies modeling, a guided machine learning, provides a robust and encompassing framework of methods to bring consistency to facies logs thus enhancing the integration of data for reservoir modeling. For modeling purposes, the input facies categories each represent consistent statistical properties, stationary domains, across a study area. Accounting for known physical behaviour, percolation and capillarity.
Electrofacies concepts, workflows and practice
Cases with discussion of modeling impacts
Wed 10 June| Fri 12 June | Wed 17 June 2020 @ 10 – 12 hrs CT
“The Role of Geomodeling in the Multi-disciplinary Team” David Garner The concepts to models, related workflows and practices embody technical themes that influence strategies for integrated subsurface teams and their economic decision making. The seminar will provide a discussion of geomodeling processes and topics in their integrated context related to general forecasting workflows and will include a discussion on improving the effectiveness of geomodeling within teams.
Geomodeling is an nced platform to integrate and bridge the technical disciplines. There are three core competencies underpinning the geomodeling discipline for proper execution. Developing geomodeling sadvaophistication leads to the ability to reframe subsurface practices, mitigate bottlenecks and improve subsurface cycle time.
An overview of geomodeling processes and contex
A breakdown of three core competencies and best practices
“Sequence Stratigraphy from the Ground Up – Every Day Applications” by Katie Joe McDonough This workshop introduces sequence stratigraphic concepts by reviewing sedimentologic processes and the resulting facies, depositional systems and cyclicity. For better predictability at the regional and reservoir scale, ground your interpretation in sequence stratigraphy. Exercises reinforce recognition of vertical and lateral stratigraphic signatures in various data sets.
Cycle recognition across depositional systems
Stacking patterns in up-dip and down-dip positions
Stratal geometries and systems tracts
Combining different scales & types of data
Why stratigraphy matters in mudrocks
Correlation scenarios and examples from various basins
Petroleum systems and sequence stratigraphy
Tue 23 June| Thu 25 June | Tue 30 June 2020 at 12 – 14 hrs CT