Reservoir Characterization: From the Laboratory to the Field


Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics

Description

This course teaches integrated reservoir characterization, from basic petrophysics through geostatistics. The emphasis is on porosity, permeability, capillary pressure and relative permeability as they relate to flow. The course also covers the statistics of the spatial distribution of these properties and illustrates the benefits of using them.

Topics Include:

  • Single-phase petrophysical porosity, permeability and non-Darcy effects
  • Two-phase flow: capillary pressure, relative permeabilities and trapped phase saturations
  • Heterogeneity and non-uniformity
  • Effective properties: (pseudo) porosity
  • Absolute permeability: capillary pressure, relative permeability, dispersivity and viscous fingering

Learning Level

Introductory

Course Length

1 day

Why Attend?

This class will quickly bring you up to speed on the characterization of oil and gas reservoirs.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers with at least a bachelor’s degree in petroleum or chemical engineering. All other engineers, geologists, mathematicians and physicists with at least some experience in reservoir engineering or numerical simulation can benefit from the course.

Special Requirements

Attendees must bring a laptop to class.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to trainingcourses@spe.org; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.

Instructor

Larry W. Lake is a professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught since 1978 and served as department chairman from 1989 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2009. Lake is a specialist in reservoir engineering and geochemistry. His work in quantifying the effects of geochemical interactions and flow variability for resource recovery is now widely applied by the industry. He has authored four textbooks and more than 100 technical articles and reports. He earned his BS and PhD from Arizona State University and Rice University, respectively. Lake has twice been designated as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and member of the SPE Board of Directors.

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