Carbonate Reservoir Characterization

Description The course introduces the participants to modern carbonate environments and explain how the constituents of a carbonate sediment become lithified and changed after deposition to provide potential reservoir rocks. Modern carbonate environments from particularly the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Caribbean are examined in detail to provide a sense of scale and perspectice. Large scale carbonate architectures are discussed and illustrated from a sequence stratigraphic perspective with seismic scale examples illustrated from outcrop. There are numerous illustrations of outcropping carbonates and evaporites from a wide range of depositional settings throughout the Phanerozoic.Petrophysical approaches to reservoir characterization of fields are illustrated with emphasis on fracture modelling, fluid saturation modelling and hydraulic flow units. A selection of carbonate oil and gas plays and fields from various parts of the world are discussed. Objectives UNDERSTAND the factors affecting characteristics of carbonates reservoir characterization PROVIDE an insight to the complexity of carbonate depositional systems, including associated evaporites EXAMINE the susceptibility of carbonates to post-depositional (diagenetic) changes APPLY...
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