Through a combination of lectures and class exercises, learn to quantify fault, capillary and pressure seals from multiple data sets. Also learn the tools to calculate position in a column from show and test data and understand residual shows. John Dolson, a Director with DSP Geosciences and Associates, will present these topics along with a variety of ways to recognize and differentiate continuous phase, residual, dissolved hydrocarbon and source rock while drilling. This course will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Summit Conference Center in Aurora, Colorado. The course is just one of many others offered at the 2014 AAPG Summer Education Conference. For more information: Risk Reduction for Plays and Prospects – SEC

Presentation Details

Event: Summer Education Conference
Presentation: Risk Reduction for Plays and Prospects
Presenter(s): John Dolson – DSP Geosciences and Associates, LLC
Date: June 18,2014 (Wednesday)
Location: The Summit Conference Center, Aurora, Colorado

Who Should Attend

Geologists, geophysicists and engineers wanting to learn more how to deal quantitatively with oil show data, prediction of height above free water, understanding tools for detecting migration pathways, breached oil fields (residuals), waste zone, by-passed pay and transition zone shows. The course emphasizes using all your tools (seismic, logs, cuttings, fluid inclusions, etc.) to evaluate dry holes, your drilling well or fields to look for the next successful location.

Upon completion of the course, participants will attain the following skills:

  • Look at SW and oil show information quantitatively to determine position in a trap, paleostructural accumulation or migration pathway
  • Appreciate multiple tools for understanding how to quantitatively evaluate traps and migration pathways.

Course Content

A variety of GIS and Petroleum Systems modeling software will be reviewed to demonstrate predictive models of migration and entrapment using seals, potentiometric surfaces and faults to define potential new traps. Methods of quantitatively calibrating test and show data to the migration models will be emphasized. Topics will include:

  • Trap types
  • Fault, Capillary and Pressure seals and the number required for different traps
  • Capillary pressure
  • relative permeability
  • pseudo-capillary pressure curves from por/perm data
  • flow units
  • Winland pore throat analysis

We cover the basics of pressure plots emphasizing seal and pressure regressions recognition. We teach how to recognize and differentiate continuous phase, residual, dissolved hydrocarbon and source rock while drilling shows. We touch on seismic DHIs and focus on new techniques for capturing show data such as fluid inclusion stratigraphy, isotubes, head space gas and cuttings. The course ends with a demo of converting a paleogeographic map to a seals map with/without fault seals and then running vertical and lateral migration models to predict the location of fault and stratigraphic traps.

Conference Content

2014 Summer Education Conference

The four concurrent sessions allow attendees to mix and match according to their interests and training needs. Courses for the conference may be purchased individually. These individual prices are reflected in the pricing on the course descriptions.

Course notes will be provided in digital format on CD only, so laptops with CD drives are required for all courses. If you do not have access to a laptop computer with a CD drive, please contact the AAPG Education Dept. for an alternate method to download the digital course notes.

** For registration and full event details please visit: HERE! **

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