Schedule of the course

The course will start at 9 am and end around 5 pm every day.

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Day 1. June 21st. A first case study: modeling a turbidite reservoir

  • Theory
    • Introduction to the data set and aim of the first case study
    • Overview of reservoir property modeling techniques
    • Standard geostatistics and Multiple-Point geostatistics
    • Some details about MPS
      • Training image / how to get it and what should be its properties
      • Simulation with trends / rotation / affinity / invariances
      • Accounting for global and local proportion maps
  • Case study
    • Construction of the training image using object based simulation methods
    • Selecting the proper MPS parameters with an unconditional simulation
    • Building the trend maps (orientation, local facies probabilities)
    • Integrating those maps into the MPS simulation framework
    • Checking the reliability of the simulations / comparison with more traditional methods

Day 2. June 22nd. Modeling a quaternary deposit from borehole data

  • Theory
    • Introduction to the second data set and aim of the study
    • Open discussion on how to model that case
    • Identifying and modeling regions from borehole data
    • Automating complex tasks with Ar2Gems and python or workflow in Petrel
    • Simulation of porosity and permeability within geological bodies
  • Case study
    • From borehole data to 3D volumetric regions using kriging
    • Interpolation of 3D orientations within regions
    • Generating the training images
    • Conditional simulations of rock types within regions
    • Porosity and permeability simulations

Day 3. June 23rd. Modeling a quaternary deposit: how to include information from analog sites

  • Theory
    • Introduction to the additional data and aim of the day
    • Multiple-point statistics in the continuous case
    • How to handle non-stationarity in the training image
  • Case study
    • Using LIDAR data as a training data set for the simulation of surfaces delineating regions within the reservoir assuming it is a braided system
    • Creation of the secondary variables to guide the simulation
    • Setting up the MPS parameters for that case
    • Simulating the topographies, and applying erosion rules to build the volumes
  • Closing
    • An overview of other applications and current research topics
    • Final open discussion and course evaluation




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