Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Coordinator: Faranak Mahmoudian and Amy Fox

8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Paradigm Office, 298, 115 – 9th Ave SE


The focus of this workshop will be on Naturally Fractured Reservoirs from both a geological and geophysical perspective. Presenters will represent a variety of disciplines from operators, service companies and academia. Example topics include seismic anisotropy, laboratory measurement of fracture properties and geomechanical modelling of fractured reservoirs. Open discussion will be encouraged by limiting presentation lengths, ensuring content is technical rather than commercial and not recording or distributing workshop content.

THEME I: Measuring Fractures and Their Properties
8:10-8:30 William (Jamie) Jamison Contribution of the natural fracture systerm to reservoir permeability - fundamental properties
8:30-8:50 Kris Vickerman Measuring fracture properties in borehole image logs
8:50-9:10 Marco Perez On the seismic manifestation of micro to macro scale fractures
9:10-9:30 David Cho Shear wave anisotropy estimates via azimuthal amplitude-variation-with-offset inversion
9:30-10:00 Q&A/Discussion  
10:00-10:20 BREAK  
THEME II: Fractures in Practice
10:20-10:40 Amin Ghanizadeh Laboratory measurement of unpropped fracture permeability: Implications for fluid flow in naturally fractured tight oil and liquid-rich gas reservoirs
10:40-11:00 Romain Guises Naturally fractured reservoirs: Optimising production using geomechanical modeling
11:00-11:20 Adam Baig Geomechanics of a cap rock breach in a fractured reservoir from a microseismic perspective
11:20-12:00 Q&A/Discussion  


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