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ACE SC 08 | From Rocks to Models: Geological Reservoir Characterization and Modeling

Houston Geological Society (HGS)

Saturday, 1 April – Sunday, 2 April 2017, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas, United States

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Who Should Attend

Geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, and students.


This course provides an introduction to the concepts and methods of geological reservoir characterization and modeling through lectures, exercises, and case studies. A variety of topics are discussed that include sedimentary and reservoir-rock properties, heterogeneity and flow units, and static and dynamic reservoir modeling concepts and methods. Exercises and case studies will be presented to strengthen participant understanding of concepts and methods.

Course Content

Introduction to reservoir characterization

Sedimentary and reservoir-rock properties

Reservoir heterogeneity and flow units

Unconventional shales / source rocks and their analysis

Conventional clastic and carbonate deposits / reservoirs

Reservoir modeling concepts and methods (static reservoir modeling):

  • Stratigraphic / structural framework
  • Upscaling well data
  • Spatial analysis and variography
  • Deterministic and stochastic modeling methods
  • Inputs and geological constraints for stochastic simulation
  • Modeling sedimentary deposits / rock types / “facies” (SIS, object-based, multiple-point)
  • Modeling petrophysical properties
  • Case studies

What geoscientists should know about reservoir fluid-flow simulation (dynamic reservoir modeling):

  • Fluid and rock-physics characterization
  • Dynamic reservoir model initialization
  • Model history-matching, production forecasting, and forecast uncertainty


Professionals: $795.00

Students: $390.00 (Sold Out - Students spots have been filled)

Limit: 25 people

Includes: Course notes (USB drive), continental breakfast and refreshments

Participants should bring laptop computers with Excel and Adobe Reader. A USB drive with lecture and exercise materials will be provided for viewing, analysis, and interpretation during the course.


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George R. Brown Convention Center
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston Texas 77010
United States
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AAPG Instructor  
ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
AAPG Instructor  
Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Important Notes Regarding Short Courses

  • Short courses are limited in size and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan on attending the convention, a US $30 enrollment fee will be added to the short course fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the convention at a later date.
  • A wait list is automatically created if a short course sells out. The AAPG Convention Department will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the course will take place, as courses may be canceled if under-subscribed.
  • Please register well before 23 February. Short course cancellation due to low enrollment will be considered at this time. No refunds will be allowed on short courses after this date.
  • We will continue to take registrations for short courses not canceled, either until they are sold out or closed.


There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If a discounted space is still available, it will show up during the online registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.

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