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Rabu, Maret 24, 2010


Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for the petroleum industry professional who is involved in analysis and/or decision-making. Geologists, project managers, engineers, and geophysicists will find this course to be both useful and stimulating. It should be considered an intermediate level course which will provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to take more advanced courses.
This course covers the principles and practice of characterizing petroleum reservoirs using geologic and engineering data, including well logs, sample descriptions, routine and special core analyses, and well tests. This online course is done on a definite timetable with other students taking the same course both online and in the classroom. There is some flexibility on assignments and readings, but it is not a self-paced course.
Emphasis is placed on practical analysis of such data sets from a variety of clastic depositional environments. The compartmentalized nature of reservoirs will also be emphasized.

The course textbook is "Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization for Petroleum Geologists, Geophysicists, and Engineers", by Roger M. Slatt, 2006, Elsevier Publishing Co. A copy of the book will be mailed to you upon registration, and as part of your registration fee. Below are the Chapter titles, which will form the basis of this course.
Course Outline
• Chapter 1: Basic Principles and Applications of Reservoir Characterization
• Chapter 2: Tools and Techniques for Characterizing Oil and Gas Reservoirs
• Chapter 3: Basic Sedimentary Rock Properties
• Chapter 4: Geologic Time and Stratigraphy
• Chapter 5: Geologic Controls on Reservoir Quality
• Chapter 6: Fluvial Deposits and Reservoirs
• Chapter 7: Eolian (Windblown) Deposits and Reservoirs
• Chapter 8: Non-Deltaic, Shallow Marine Deposits and Reservoirs
• Chapter 9: Deltaic Deposits and Reservoirs
• Chapter 10: Deepwater Deposits and Reservoirs
• Chapter 11: Sequence Stratigraphy for Reservoir Characterization

Each week, a chapter will be presented for you to read and, if you wish, to discuss via cht room. You will be given an electronic exercise emphasizing the particular topic. No sophisticated software will be required to complete the exercise, although such software may be used if available to you. To be graded, each exercise will have to be submitted to Dr. Slatt electronically, no later than one week after it is given to you. There will be an optional final exam, which will be a complete reservoir characterization project, for which you will be given one week to complete.

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