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Southwest Section
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Presents the 2016 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course

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Fundamentals of Reservoir Characterization and Modeling

Presented by

Dr. Matthew J. Pranter

Professor & Lew and Myra Ward Chair in Reservior Characterization
The University of Oklahoma ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics

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  1. Introduction to reservoir characterization
  2. Sedimentary and reservoir-rock properties
  3. Reservoir heterogeneity and flow units
  4. Well logs and pay determination
  5. Source rocks (mudstones) and their analysis
  6. Basic sequence-stratigraphic concepts
  7. Clastic (fluvial, eolian, deltaic, shallow marine,
  8. deepwater) and carbonate depositional systems and reservoirs
  9. Structural characteristics of reservoirs
  10. Reservoir modeling concepts and methods:
  • 2016_ShortCoursePic2.jpgStratigraphic / structural framework
  • Upscaling well data
  • Spatial analysis and variography
  • Deterministic and stochastic modeling methods
  • Inputs and geological constraints for stochastic simulation
  • Modeling sedimentary deposits / rock types / “facies” (sequential-indicator simulation, object-based modeling, multiple-point geostatistics)
  • Modeling petrophysical properties
  • Case studies
Monday, January 11, 2016
Pioneer Drive Baptist Church 
Conference Center
701 S. Pioneer Dr.
Abilene, TX 79605
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Texas Christian University
Kelly Alumni Center 
2820 Stadium Dr.,
Ft Worth, TX 76129 

Dr. Matthew Pranter

Matt Pranter holds the Lew and Myra Ward Endowed Chair in Reservoir Characterization and is a Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. He directs the Reservoir Characterization and Modeling Laboratory at OU. He received his B.S. degrees in geology and geological engineering from the Oklahoma State University and Colorado School of Mines, respectively, his M.S. degree in geology from Baylor University, and his Ph.D. in geology from the Colorado School of Mines. He was previously a geology professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a senior research / reservoir geologist with ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company and Conoco. His research interests are in reservoir characterization and modeling, sedimentary geology, and petroleum geology.

List of Past Courses

January 2015 - Carbonate Depositional Systems (by Dr. Art Saller)

January 2014 - Modern Marginal Marine Clastic Depositional Systems (by Dr. Walter (Jerry) Sexton)

January 2013 - Integrated Stratigraphic Analysis of Deepwater Sands using Seismic Sequence Methodology (by:  John Armentrout)

January 2012 - Studies of Late Paleozoic outcrops and modern sediments relevant to Penn-Perm hydrocarbon exploration (by:  Peter A. Scholle)

January 2011 - Paleographic and Paleotectonic Maps – Use, Construction, Interpretation and Example (by:  Ron Blakey)

January 2010 - Old [Pre-1958] Electric Logs (by:  George Asquith)

December 2008 - Integrated Approaches to Modeling Late Paleozoic Petroleum Reservoirs in the Greater Midcontinent, U. S. (by:  Lynn Watney)

December 2007 - Sequence Stratigraphy:  History, Theory & Applications (by:  Janok Bhattacharya)...

December 2006 - Facies Architecture and Sequence Stratigraphy of Delta Systems – From Exploration to Reservoir Performance (by:  Janok Bhattacharya)

January 2006 - Stratigraphy and Facies Architecture of Fluvial Reservoirs (by: Janok Bhattacharya)

November 2004 - “Tight Gas” Potential for Western North America, Evidence from the San Juan Basin, – Geology and Engineering Aspects of Tight Gas Reservoirs (by:  Robert Bereskin and John McLennan)

November 2003 - Sequence Stratigraphy of Carbonate Reservoirs (by:  Charlie Kerans)

November - 2002 Paleocave Reservoirs (by:  Bob Loucks)

November 2000 - Geological Considerations of Waterflooding & Geological Perspectives of Reservoir Engineering (by:  Kurt Rottmann)

November 1999 - Application of Petroleum System Studies to Highly Productive and Developing Basins (by:  Wallace G. Dow)

November 1998 - Essential Elements of Stratigraphic Exploration Plays in Ordovician to Lower Permian Carbonates in the Midland Basin and on the Eastern Shelf (by:  Sal Mazullo)

January 1997 - Sequence and Seismic Facies Analysis:  Current Concepts (by: Bradford Macurda, Jr.)

April 1996 - Integrated Reservoir Characterization (by:  Bob Lindsay)

November 1994 - Recent Developments in Open Hole Well Logging - Well Log Interpretation (by Doug Hilchie)

October 1993 - An Overview of Reservoir Seismic Stratigraphy (by Tom Wittick)

October - 1992  Sequence Stratigraphy (by:  Art Cleaves)