This pioneering, comprehensive, and hands-on course, is applied to 3D Geological and Fluid Flow Modelling, in exploration and hydrocarbon production.
A Jurassic shallow marine succession crops out along Consolação beach, NE from Lisbon. Field work will be supported by drone acquired high-resolution photo-mosaics and a nearby well log. All data from outcrops collected by attendees will be used in-class through stratigraphic correlation exercises.
Oil & Gas Industry today employs a broad range of advanced, cutting-edge software tools for geophysical processing & interpretation, geological modelling, and flow simulation & history matching. However, if not combined with the right stratigraphic interpretation and modelling skills, the use of these tools alone is not enough to protect business.
Frequently, misrepresented or neglected geological features may jeopardize asset value by generating reservoir flow models with poor predictability or inability to match production history. One of the main factors impacting the quality of the geological characterization is the stratigraphic compartmentalization of a reservoir, which is effectively addressed through sequence stratigraphy. Accurate sequence stratigraphic framework contributes to reliable hydrocarbon volume calculations, to the correct assessment of reservoir continuity and compartmentation, and to the representative distribution of petro-physical properties in 3D volumes, to name but a few examples.
Upon completion of this course, attendees are expected to:
Learning-by-doing, based on extensive in-class exercises and a field trip. Participants will grasp the method of sequence stratigraphy that will enable them to use it on their daily office routine, no matter the modelling platforms their Company adopts.
Each participant is required to provide a yearly medical certificate before attending this field course. Also, participants must wear sturdy shoes (suitable for pebbly and rocky shore) and bring clothing for hot day time temperatures (sun hat, sun glasses, etc.).
Day 1: Transfer from Lisbon to Consolação in the early morning. Classroom activities.
Day 2: Classroom activities and field trip: shallow marine setting.
Day 3: Field trip: shallow marine mixed and siliciclastic settings.
Day 4: Field trip: shallow marine to fluvial settings.
Day 5: Classroom activities: exercises and closing. Transfer to Lisbon at late afternoon.
This course is for any geoscientist with a basic knowledge of geology, and any participant at bachelor or master level. Participants must be in good health and physical conditions to attend.