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E-263 - Advanced Carbonate Reservoir Characterization

  • Experienced geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers involved in carbonate reservoir characterization
  • To deepen understanding of ways and means for describing carbonates from cores/outcrop analogues, logs, and seismics; and, ultimately, integrating data efficiently for reservoir characterization and static modeling
  • To assess steps followed to characterize carbonate reservoirs and build a static geological and petrophysical model
  • To appreciate the contribution of carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy to the model
  • To assess the significant impact of carbonate diagenesis on pore-space
  • To understand the complexity of carbonates’ Phi-K properties and link geological observations and petrophysics
  • To review about rock-typing processes integrating sedimentology and petrophysics data
  • To develop skills in building efficient workflows for carbonates reservoir characterization
Les + pédagogiques
  • Several practical exercises and workshops with core photos, thin section photos, log data, Phi/K data, seismic data

Review of carbonates
  • Exploration history, key concepts, carbonates vs. clastics
Remind of carbonate systems
  • Carbonate and evaporites mineralogy and components
  • Classifications
  • Carbonate shelves: types, controls on depositions, depositional environments
Carbonate facies analysis
  • Workflow for advanced carbonate facies analysis
  • Applications on Case studies
Sequence stratigraphy
  • Remind of principles
  • High resolution sequence stratigraphy in carbonates: efficient workflow
  • Applications on case studies
  • Seismic expression of carbonates “seismic pattern”
  • Reminds and definitions
  • Diagenetic potential and impact on porous network- Pore-space
  • Diagenetic processes, products and realms, dolomite specificity
  • Methods of study and dedicated Workflow for diagenesis
  • Applications
Carbonate reservoir characterization
  • Matrix reservoir properties
  • Rock-typing
  • Dual porosity reservoirs & fluid flow units
Real integrated case study: illustration of a complete workflow