The course includes a review of the history, development trends and main stages of the simulation features of data preparation and analysis, as well as application of software packages. Also, specific features of several methods of model building for certain types of deposits will be considered. The course discusses methodological and technological approaches to model creation in the different stages of modelling, taking into account the exploration maturity, amount and quality of the initial geological and geophysical data.
The course is based on author's best-selling book Geological 3D Modelling (included as a handout with the course).
The aim of the course is to familiarize participants with the formation and development of geological modelling, main trends, work sequence and interaction with colleagues in other specialties, to highlight specific features of modelling and quality assessment, especially to show the application of specific methods for constructing models of certain types of deposits.
- Source data
- A conceptual model
- Fluid model
- Creating a 3D grid
- Constructing the cube of facies
- Constructing the reservoir characteristic cube
- Calculation of reserves
- Two-dimensional map generation
- Quality assessment models
- Case studies and recommendations
About the instructor
Konstantin Zakrevsky graduated with honors from the Faculty of Geology of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in 1987. The same year he began working in the Central Geophysical Expedition (CGE) as interpreter of seismic data. He then worked in several geophysicall well logging teams which allowed him to defend his dissertation in 1993, "A forecasting technique of oil-bearing zones on the basis of industrial use of seismic data, well logging and field observations of complicated fields (on the example of the Jurassic deposits of Western Siberia)," and get a degree in geology and mineralogy. In 2000 he moved from his post as chief geophysicist CGE to the position of Chief Geologist of research and design company INPETRO. There, he coordinated field work of geological modelling and corresponding project documents. This work was continued as Head of Department of Geology within JSC Sibneft.
From 2003 to 2010 Konstantin worked as head of the Center geological modelling of geological and reservoir simulation in LUKOIL, then LUKOIL-Engineering. He coordinated the work in the field of geological modeling in Western Siberia, examination of geological models and modelling of priority fields, the development of methodical and regulatory documentation in the field of geological modelling. Since 2010 Konstantin works as Manager of geological modelling in the corporate centre of TNK-BP, where he deals with improving the quality of geological models.
Konstantin Zakrevsky is a member of SPE, EAGE, EAPG, AAPG, and the author of several books, such as Assessing the quality of 3D models, Geological 3D Modelling and more recently, Geological Modelling of the Neocomian Clinoforms of West Siberia. He participated in the development of methodical industry and regulatory documentation in the modelling of hydrocarbon deposits.
Who should attend?
The course will be interesting for motivated specialists in the field of geological modelling and specialists in related areas (seismics, loggers, etc.).
The course requres basic knowledge of geology and development of hydrocarbon deposits.