07th February 2017

Training Your Team for the Future

"The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay." - Henry Ford

Badley Ashton are very pleased to announce a new and enhanced suite of training courses for 2017. These courses all offer an excellent opportunity for our staff to share their skills and knowledge and to enable you to develop your understanding of existing techniques and new advances. Badley Ashton has a long history of providing training to the oil and gas industry, out courses and workshops are tailored to the needs of asset teams with the aid of providing you with the best possible results. In addition to our standard suite of courses we can also offer bespoke training to fufil a specific requirement Not only can we customise the technical content of the course we can use your data too. To find out more, please check out our training pages.

We can offer these courses for individual clients in any of our offices, or in any suitable location of your choosing.

Sedimentological Characterisation of Carbonate Reservoirs
This gentle dive into the carbonate world from microfacies to regional scale architecture will provide the key to describing carbonate rocks and integrating data for reservoir characterisation.
This course is designed to develop skills in characterising carbonate rocks and identifying their depositional setting.  The course also offers insights into the environmental, biological, physical, chemical and climatic controls on the carbonate factory, which provide greater understanding and prediction of the geometry and lateral heterogeneity of carbonate reservoirs in the subsurface.  Facies analysis and sequence stratigraphy methods and application will be covered in order to provide all the tools needed for reconstructing the sedimentological carbonate architecture at the field scale.

Reservoir Quality and Rock Type Analysis in Carbonate Rocks
A journey into pore system evolution in carbonate rocks as a result of the complex interaction between diagenesis and facies.  An intricate path that leads to the prediction of large-scale reservoir potential evaluation.
This course is focused on the analysis of depositional textures and their subsequent diagenetic modifications as the main control of the pore system heterogeneity and complexity.  The intricate inter-relationship of the depositional and burial history can be unravelled to allow prediction of reservoir facies and reconstruction of three-dimensional reservoir models. The course demonstrates the value of understanding pore system evolution as a part of large-scale volumetric assessments and development of carbonate reservoirs.

Unravelling Paralic Reservoirs - Sedimentology and Case Studies
At a small scale, the nature of sedimentary and biogenic structures commonly provides an indication of depositional processes and environments, from which sandbody types and associated shale geometries can be inferred. Their variable architectures and heterogeneities are outlined in this course, together with the impact on permeability anisotropy and resultant fluid flow from the plug to the reservoir scale. At a large scale, paralic successions commonly change character across key sequence stratigraphic surfaces. This course offers insights into stratal surface recognition in order to define a robust layering framework for reservoir modelling. The concepts introduced during the course are underpinned by real subsurface examples represented in the form of a series of case studies.

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Reservoir Quality Analysis in Clastic Rocks
Pore-scale knowledge is becoming ever more important for risk assessment in siliciclastic reservoirs. At the same time it is often the weakest link in a model. Don't blame it on complexity and never overlook the critical detail again.
This one-day awareness course is designed to help attendees to understand every geological aspect of the decision trees involved in clastic reservoir pore system analysis. The course covers the controls on pore system evolution from deposition to present day, contrasting the roles of depositional attributes and diagenetic processes, with a special emphasis on predictability. Pore system degradation pathways will be discussed and visualised with the help of representative diagrams and photomicrographs. The final session will provide further opportunity for re-enforcing the understanding with a series of case studies.

The Value of BHI Data in the Exploration-Appraisal-Production Cycle
We show you how using cutting edge technologies, integrated with more traditional analyses, will give you a deeper understanding of your reservoir.
This interactive one-day Borehole Image (BHI) awareness course is designed to provide an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current BHI devices, together with their applications and value to the Exploration-Appraisal-Production cycle. The course focuses on sedimentological and structural interpretation techniques, as well as methodologies for wider BHI integration with other data types. For these purposes, the course uses the Badley Ashton geologically-driven workflows and classification schemes for the different facets of the BHI interpretation.

Fractured Reservoirs - Significance and Evaluation
This one-day awareness course is designed to provide an understanding of structural features in both carbonate and clastic reservoirs. The course focuses on identification, description and interpretation of structural elements within the reservoir using a variety of scales and techniques. As an essential part of robust structural characterisation of reservoirs, the course demonstrates the value of understanding the lithological controls on fracture formation using hierarchical schemes. Throughout this course, the importance and application of structural features will be explored, highlighting the significant impact fractures can have on reservoir development and production.

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Carbonate Reservoirs: Sedimentology, Diagenesis, and Reservoir Quality Evaluation
A comprehensive 5-day course introducing the world of carbonate rocks from the large-scale sedimentological and sequence stratigraphic evaluation to the microscale thin-section observations. A full immersion into facies analysis, diagenetic processes and pore evolution aims towards the understanding and prediction of vertical and lateral variability in reservoir properties.

The first part of this course is designed to develop skills in characterising carbonate rocks and identifying their depositional settings.  The second session will focus on the diagenetic processes and products that have an impact on carbonate reservoirs, while reviewing the various analytical techniques utilised in identifying the origin of the diagenetic phases.  Finally, the pore system evolution is analysed, integrating the intricate link between diagenesis and sedimentology to aid prediction of reservoir properties at the field scale. Each section of the course will be accompanied by example case histories and practical exercises.

Carbonate/Clastic Core Description, Data Integration & Interpretation
The course delivers an introductory, intermediate and advanced level of understanding of core-based reservoir descriptions.

3-day course - introductory level:  ideal for petrophysicists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers who utilise core description data
5-day course - intermediate level: targeted for petroleum geologists, petrophysicists and engineers who would like to become more familiar with sedimentological core descriptions and interpretations
15-day course - advanced level: designed for geoscientists who will perform core descriptions and would like to gain a better understanding of well log constrains, reservoir architecture and quality.

This comprehensive and flexible course is designed for attendees to build theoretical knowledge and practical skills in core-based carbonate or clastic reservoir description (introductory and intermediate levels) and its integration with wireline log data in order to facilitate well log interpretation and to unravel the architectures of the selected reservoir(s) within a sequence stratigraphic framework (advanced level). Attendees of the advanced course will also gain an overview of the diagenetic history of the selected reservoir(s), looking at both primary and secondary influences on reservoir quality. Attendees will have the opportunity to identify key diagenetic phases in core/thin-section and to discuss how they may affect reservoir quality distribution and prediction.  This course links to other carbonate/clastic courses that Badley Ashton offer and can be tailored to a study-specific reservoir and field.  It can also be readily integrated with a commissioned project.

If you would like to find out more about any of these courses or to enquire about how else we can help you with your training needs, please call +44 (0)1507 588353 or e-mail helengant@badley-ashton.co.uk

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