Core is the base for studying the reservoir. Colossal resources are spent on core receiving / research.

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Integrated reservoir modeling (IRM) is a best practice in the upstream industry, which is applied through all life-cycle stages of oil and gas projects to help characterize subsurface reservoirs and optimize field development phases. In this respect, carbonate and clastic reservoirs are different in a range of aspects that will be highlighted. During the past 25 years, major developments in technology have proven the importance of IRM as a subsurface contributor to upstream projects. A brief history of IRM will be provided, using exploration examples from carbonates and development examples that progress up to the recent learnings about unconventional hydrocarbon trapping.

More importantly, these industry showcases will be used to introduce present-day challenges facing IRM. Despite the significant progress in modeling technologies, the root causes for the disappointing results of such studies are the limitations in software tools and workflows and the lack of integration. An outlook for the future of hydrocarbon development planning and IRM will be presented.




Jürgen Grötsch is global learning advisor for geology at Shell, where he is responsible for the design and deployment of advanced training programs. In this position, his focus areas are integration and building capabilities in decision-based subsurface modeling for multidisciplinary teams. He holds a PhD in carbonate sedimentology and has authored and coauthored numerous publications and books. Grötsch is wellknown as a keynote lecturer from international geoscience conferences and since 2009 has been a visiting lecturer at the GeoZentrum of the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. He is vice president of the German Geological Society.

Currently, scientific community aims efforts at solving environmental as well as health problems of the population and professionals affected natural and technological objects having geological origin. 

In the Timano-Pechora oil and gas province, about 30% of the oil reserves are associated with carbonate sediments. About half of the deposits with reserves in carbonate reservoirs are confined to the Devonian deposits and lie at depths of two thousand and more meters. 53 such deposits were put into development.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Uncertainty, IOR and smart wells


Uncertainty accompanies us everywhere: in our daily life, in developing new technologies, forecasting supply and demand of energy resources, oil and gas prices and many other things.

The presentation will show the benefits of engineered drilling system approach for one of the most challenging projects above the Arctic Circle.

The drilling industry has undergone a revolution in the past decade, with horizontal drilling becoming the norm for the development of many unconventional and conventional reservoirs. Horizontal wells pose unique challenges for log interpretation and formation evaluation. Most of the logging technology in use was developed for evaluating vertical wells.

Our focus is on an integrated geology-to-economics assessment of new prospects given catastrophically low availability of input data. It is a case study of Australia shallow offshore.

SPE invites you to submit your abstracts for the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference and Exhibition. The 2016 event will take place on 24-26 October in the World Trade Center Moscow, under the motto "In the middle of difficulties lies opportunity", Albert Einstein.

SPE reminds you that you still have the opportunity to submit your paper proposal and take part in the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference and Exhibition, taking place 24-26 October 2016 in Moscow.