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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

C2016_ShortCoursePic1.jpgourse Content

  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:
  • Stratigraphic / 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.