The XI Bolivarian Symposium will offer eight (8) short courses with the characteristics
Duration of course 1 to 7: 2 Days (Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th)
Duration of course 8: 1 day (Saturday, July 28th)
Capacity for each course: 30 Attendees
Cost of courses 1 to 7: USD$300
Taking into account the courses duration, we remind you that each person will be able just to take one course.
They will also be able to estimate values of information in the context of decision making under uncertainty.
COURSE No. 3
Applications of High-Resolution Genetic Stratigraphy to Petroleum Exploration and Production
Instructor: Tim Cross - Colorado School of Mines
This course focuses on methods of recognizing stratigraphic cycles and their stacking patterns, and correlating cycles across laterally linked facies tracts. We will review how to establish dynamic and static datums, because they are essential for understanding stacking patterns and establishing stratigraphic correlations. Correct stratigraphic correlations are essential to reservoir zonation and identification of fluid-flow compartments because fluid-flow pathways and barriers normally are coincident with stratigraphic divisions. We will examine ways in which stratigraphic position and degree of preservation of original geomorphic elements control reservoir attributes, such as porosity and permeability, geometry and dimension of facies tracts, and reservoir compartmentalization. Workshops integrated with lectures and discussions will go through the steps toward establishing a reservoir zonation using a case example.
Seismic Data Processing of Complex-structure land data
We cover the fundamentals of seismic data processing as applied to complex structure land data. A review of the technologies from field statics through to geologically constrained anisotropic depth migration gives the student an understanding of which technology in the data-processing toolkit works best under the varying conditions of foothills seismic data. Students will improve their understanding of the risks and uncertainties involved in seismic interpretation of seismic images from structured land environments.
Advances in 3D Seismic Interpretation
Instructor: Satinder Chopra- ARCIS
This short course is designed to give an exposure on the advancements that have taken place in 3D seismic interpretation in our attempts to extract more meaningful and accurate information from 3D seismic data. Three-dimensional seismic data still remains the main ingredient for performing seismic interpretation, serves to integrate other types of data including borehole data, production data and helps to generate a good descriptive reservoir model.
Reservoir Architecture of Deep Water Depositional Systems
Instructor: Dr. Marco Antonio Schreiner Moraes – Petrobras
The course will cover topics such as deepwater depositional processes, high-resolution stratigraphy, classification of deep-water reservoirs, hierarchy of architectural elements involved, complexes of channels with high and low sinuousity, distributary-channel complexes, examples of cases in the subsurface, parameters and estimation of sub-seismic properties, modeling techniques and new classification of deepwater systems.
New Production Technologies for Heavy Oil Development
Instructor: Maurice Dusseault - Universidad de Waterloo
A number of new extraction technologies have evolved for viscous oils in the last 20 years, and new ones are being field tested or studied in the laboratory. Many of these require a good knowledge of the physical principles involved and basic mechanics in order to understand the process and to optimize extraction efficiency.
The 2-day course is an introduction to the new oil production technologies that have been developed in the last 20 years, with an emphasis on heavy oil.
Participants will leave with improved understanding of the importance of heavy oil, gravity drainage, thermal techniques, geomechanics and monitoring in the future of oil production activities.
Seismic Geomechanics: How to Build and Calibrate Geomechanical Models using 3Dand 4D Seismic Data
Instructor: Dr. Jörg Herwanger, WesternGeco - London Gatwick, UK
The purpose of this course is to:
- Provide an overview over currently available workflows to build, run and calibrate reservoir geomechanical models maximizing the use of 3D and 4D seismic data.
- Apply the understanding gained from running such workflows to field development and reservoir management.
- Understand the limitations of current workflows and techniques and give a glimpse of the road ahead.
More details are coming soon.