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Training

We offer practical classes in petrophysical multimineral analysis, natural fractures characterization and modeling, and overview of seismic principles and applications. In the last few years, we've taught these classes numerous times through professional societies, and to small technical as part of corporate training. We can adapt our existing offer to your needs and even work with your own data as part of the class. All our classes can be taught in Spanish as well. Click here or contact us for more details.

 

Petrophysical multimineral analysis

This course explains the basic concepts, assumptions, calibration, and implementation steps needed to obtain reliable results when performing petrophysical multimineral analysis. This training uncovers the mysteries of the multimineral solution. It is centered on explaining the basic concepts, understanding the mathematical uncertainties, and exploring the 
implementation of the technique to ensure not only a good mathematical solution but also a reasonable, useful geological one. This is not a software training class; it is a conceptual class. This class has been part of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Training Series since 2020. It was also taught at Colorado School of Mines for seven consecutive years as part of the Advanced Petrophysics class in the Department of Petroleum Engineering.  For more information, click here.
Instructor:
Dr. Patricia Rodrigues
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Multimineral analysis exercise using iMineralysis
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Construction of fractured reservoir models for flow simulation incorporating geology, geophysics and geomechanics

This course examines datasets from both conventional and unconventional systems and present workflows to construct naturally-fractured reservoir models. Particular attention will be given to the use and calibration of a variety of 3D seismic attributes which are critical to our characterization efforts. The combination of 3D seismic data with sound stratigraphic and structural frameworks provides a more robust fractured reservoir model. Models and concepts are examined in the context of how they impact fluid flow, reservoir simulation results, field production, and forecast. To cover the multidisciplinary aspects of the problem, the course is taught by three instructors experts on the own specialties. For more information, click here.
 
Instructors:
Dr. Reinaldo Michelena (geophysics)
Dr. Chris Zahm (geology)
MSc. James Gilman (flow simulation)
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Effective fracture permeability calibration
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Well orientation design, fracture permeability and SRV using outcrop data
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Fracture reactivation and fault slip potential due to increase fluid pressure 
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Seismic: from fundamentals to advance applications and model building (private)

This courses briefly reviews fundamental concepts of elasticity and wave propagation, and how they apply to data acquisition, processing, imaging, inversion and interpretation of seismic data, both structural and quantitative. Uses of seismic data for rock property mapping and geological modeling are also discussed, as well as fundamental rock physics concepts and the use of seismic data to constrain natural fractures models. Other special applications of seismic data for specific problems such as pore pressure estimation, shallow hazards, and volumetric uncertainty are also presented.
 
Instructor: Dr. Reinaldo Michelena

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