Reservoir Characterization


Reservoir geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, wellsite and operation geologists and engineers who just started working for the reservoir description and development teams and those involved in field appraisal and exploration, operation and well sitting activities.


The course covers the basics of reservoir characterization including geological, geophysical, petrophysical and engineering disciplines. Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts and models of reservoir depositional settings and their classifications, followed by a full description of the tools used for characterizing a reservoir including; well logs, core descriptions, surface geology, mapping and cross sections construction, petrophysical and petrographical analysis and seismic interpretation. It extends to cover the integration of all these data into a 3D reservoir model and the use of this model in field development plans.


  • Introduction
  • Reservoir Characterization Tools
  • Data Needed for RC Study
  • Team Working Approach-Integration of People and Data
  • Carbonate Rocks
  • Clastic Rocks
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Reservoir Properties
  • Population of Reservoir Properties
  • 3D Modeling Techniques
  • Post-Modeling Operations
  • Up-Scaling Techniques
  • Exporting Results to Simulators
  • Simulation Techniques