This introductory course presents karst reservoirs and complex karsts reservoirs, the use of analogs (outcrops and hydrocarbon fields) and describes the modeling principles and parameters to be used.
This course is designed to familiarize geoscientists, as well as reservoir engineers, with karst systems and reservoirs, with insights into static and dynamic modeling applied to karst reservoirs.
The course alternates lectures, and exercises about karst reservoirs identification and characterization.
There is no specific requirement for this course. It should be organised in any meeting room with validated HSE characteristics, in your company premises, or elsewhere.
Karst principles: quick review & vocabulary
Complex karst definition
Urbasa-Andia Plateau (Spain) mixing water karst
Buda Hills (Hungary) hydrothermal karst
Mallorca Llucmajor platform laboratory (Spain)
Kharyaga Field (Russia)
Kashagan Field (Kazakhstan )
Dong Mun Field (Thailand)
Modeling parameters, distributions
Complex karst modeling
This intermediate to advanced level one day course is designed for exploration and development geologists, as well as engineers with some geological background.
Jean-Louis Cappelli graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs.
He is a technical consultant and instructor in carbonate geology with more than 40 years of worldwide industry and field experience in all aspects of applied modern and ancient carbonate geology. His experience comprises 35 years with Elf-Aquitaine and then with TOTAL, where he was a training instructor for in-house seminars and development courses (both, reservoir-oriented and exploration-oriented courses).
DR. LAPOINTE P.
Philippe (PhD) is a technical consultant and instructor in carbonate geology with more than 36 years of worldwide industry and field experience in all aspects of applied modern and ancient carbonate geology. This experience includes 31 years with TOTAL of which 4 years with ADMA-Opco, 3 years with ExxonMobil, training instructor for in-house seminar and development courses (reservoir oriented and exploration oriented courses).