Formation Testing

By May 29, 2014Workshops

Formation Testing, New Advances and Applications

Date: Sunday May 18, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Place: Capital Suite – ADNEC
Instructors: Hani Elshahawi, Shell; Oliver C. Mullins, Schlumberger; Mark Proett, Aramco Services Company

Formation testing has emerged as one of the most critical reservoir evaluation activities in petroleum exploration and production. As a result of increased drilling and testing costs in deep water, high-pressure, high-temperature, environmentally sensitive and other frontier areas, modern formation testing has become the primary – often only – source of information on fluid properties. Additionally, it has provided insights into reservoir architecture issues that were previously the sole territory of conventional well testing. More recently, MiniFrac/MicoFrac testing methods are being applied to optimize development of unconventional resources.

This short course is designed to provide people who work in reservoir modeling, fluid analysis, or formation evaluation with a review of new developments and an overview of the state of the art in formation testing. The primary focus will be on the advances made over the last 5 years including applications to unconventional resources. By the end of the course, the participants should be able to better address team or asset objectives and optimize the information acquired from a given formation-testing program.

– Introduction of course and speakers: 15 minutes  – Hani Elshahawi
– Pressure Testing Methods and Gradient Analysis:  90 minutes  – Mark Proett
– Break: 15 minutes
– Fluid Sampling Methods and Real-Time Monitoring: 90 minutes – Hani Elshahawi
– Lunch: 60 minutes
– Downhole Fluid Analysis & Reservoir Development: 90 minutes – Oliver Mullins
– Break: 15 minutes
– Advanced Transient Testing Methods & Up-scaling:  90 minutes  – Hani Elshahawi

Putting It all Together: (Panel-Style discussion and Q&A): 30 minutes

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