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GEOLOGY
ENGINEERING
Reservoir
heterogeniety
Sedimentology /
depositional systems
Stratigraphy
Reservoir drive
Hydraulic fr...
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Geology and Engineering “Must-Know” Realities for Reservoir Development

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Although they work on the same wells, work in the same teams, petroleum geologists and engineers often suffer from a knowledge gap which can lead to costly errors, bad decisions, and delays.

Here is a list of the “must-know” realities from both sides of the house: the geologists and the engineers. If each side can learn at least the rudiments in each of the topics, communication and decision-making can be significantly improved. In addition, efficient and/or innovative can be proposed and tested.

Here are two brief lists of “must-know” realities for each group:

Geology Realities

Reservoir heterogeniety
Sedimentology / depositional systems
Stratigraphy
Structure (faults / fractures)
Fracture networks
Pore architecture
Nano-scale gas transport mechanisms
Lithology / mineralogy
Diagenesis
Geochemistry of oil / fluids
Gas fingerprinting
Thermal maturation / kerogen typing


Engineering Realities

Reservoir drive
Hydraulic fracturing design and execution
Drilling fluid selection
Proppant selection
Hazard avoidance
Reservoir compartmentalization
Reservoir fluid behavior
Pumps and lift systems
Water management
Geosteering
Waterfloods / CO2 floods
Logging While Drilling

AAPG-SPE Reality-Based Reservoir Development Workshop / Sept 23 / Oklahoma City
http://www.aapg.org/career/training/in-person/forums/details/articleid/20908/reality-based-reservoir-development-new-teams-techniques-technologies#1723102-details
Created by Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D.

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Geology and Engineering “Must-Know” Realities for Reservoir Development

  1. 1. GEOLOGY ENGINEERING Reservoir heterogeniety Sedimentology / depositional systems Stratigraphy Reservoir drive Hydraulic fracturing design and execution Drilling fluid selection Structure (faults / fractures) Fracture networks Pore architecture Nano-scale gas transport mechanisms Lithology / mineralogy Diagenesis Reservoir fluid behavior Pumps and lift systems Water management Proppant selection Hazard avoidance Reservoir compartmentalization V E R S U S MUST-KNOW RESERVOIR REALITIES Geochemistry of oil / fluids Gas fingerprinting Thermal maturation / kerogen typing Geosteering Waterfloods / CO2 Logging While Drilling SUSAN SMITH NASH, 2015

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