Reservoir Rock Characterization (MA030346)


Course Memo

The course provides conclusive theoretical knowledge in reservoir characterization and laboratory measurements of the rock properties. During the course the students will learn the key rock parameters, defining the reservoir geological and recoverable reserves, well design and completion, field development strategy. Particular emphasis is made on the genesis and relationships of the rock properties as well as their relevance for well logging data interpretation and geological modeling. The course consists of lectures and seminars, including video demonstration of laboratory equipment, used for measuring rock properties. The participants will be acquainted with every stage of reservoir rock study, starting from coring while drilling, core handling at the well site, its further processing, sampling, transportation and preparation for laboratory tests. Further the students will learn in details routine and special laboratory tests (SCAL). Finally, the students will study how to design a laboratory program, acknowledging geology and rock properties of a reservoir.