This half day short course covered the following:
Reservoir management requires that we follow numerous decision making processes, whose outcome may, for example, identify sites for infill drilling, plan workover schedules or deploy water or gas handling facilities. To do this effectively we require a good understanding of reservoir behaviour and predictive tools such as data consistent reservoir simulations. Traditionally models have been built based on data from wells (logs, photos and core samples) and 3D seismic and then updated to match production history. More recently, time-lapse (4D) seismic, which captures changes in pressures and saturations, is being added to the history dataset. In seismic history matching, we may predict seismic behaviour over time or we can use time-lapse data to derive suitable flow or dynamic properties for the reservoir. We can then update models manually or by using automated processes using suitable metrics of comparison. Data preparation and updating requires interaction across disciplines and one of the aims of this course is to help unite geoscientists and engineers. We also aim to set out the practical aspects of implementing seismic history matching.
Who should attend
Petroleum engineers, geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, managers, government officials and others wishing to know how time-lapse seismic can be integrated into history matching and how it can help reservoir management via simulations.
5 Apr 2010
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Russian Federation