Reservoir: Coring and Core Analysis – Technologies and Applications

Speaker Matt Honarpour
Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor Hess Matt Honarpour, is a Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor at Hess in Houston. Matt has extensive expertise in coring, core analysis of consolidated/ unconsolidated sandstone and carbonate reservoirs around the world.  He established a world-wide quality control program and chaired the API Quality Control subcommittee on ...

Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor
Hess

Matt Honarpour, is a Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor at Hess in Houston. Matt has extensive expertise in coring, core analysis of consolidated/ unconsolidated sandstone and carbonate reservoirs around the world.  He established a world-wide quality control program and chaired the API Quality Control subcommittee on core analysis. He has designed several world-class apparatus for multi-phase flow including gas-condensate measurements in reservoir rocks including a novel Whole Core System for heterogeneous rocks.



Matt worked for ExxonMobil for 18 years as a Senior Engineering Advisor. He was a Project Manager for Reservoir Characterization, Rock-Fluid Properties at IITRI, NIPER.  Prior to that, Matt was a Petroleum Engineering professor at Montana Tech.  Matt was the reservoir engineer at Oil Service Company of Iran responsible for some of the largest fractured carbonate reservoirs in southern Iran.



Matt coordinated the development of the Rock and Fluid Properties Best Practice for Integrated Reservoir Management System, at ExxonMobil.  Matt was the chairman of the SPE Distinguished Author Committee and Review Chairman for the SPE Reservoir Engineering & Formation Evaluation Journal.  He was the 1988 Society of Core Analysts, SCA, president and was awarded SCA Life-Time Achievement award in 2000.  He has published over 75 technical papers and three books in reservoir engineering, reservoir characterization, and Special Core Analysis.



Matt received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri at Rolla.  He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and has taught many courses for the petroleum industry around the world over the past decades.


Full Description

Rock and fluid characteristics strongly affect in-place volumes, RF, injectivity/
productivity, and deliverability.  Therefore, accurate rock and rock-fluid characterization are keys for maximizing the asset value and minimizing technical risks.
 
Characterization of rock and fluid properties require a systematic and integrated procedure involving well-designed coring and sampling procedure, best practice laboratory tests, rigorous QC, data integration and validation. The objectives are to reduce measurement uncertainty and increase data reliability for accurate in-place volume, reserve and reservoir performance prediction.

The objective of this presentation is to provide appropriate state-of-the-art technologies for coring, rock characterization, capillary pressure, wettability and relative permeability measurements and the effect of measurement scale.

Because rock and rock-fluid characterization methods are continually evolving, portions of this presentation will address new technologies that help improve core measurements, data management system and modeling.

When?

Thu, Jan. 28, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Courtyard on St James
1885 St James Place
Houston, TX 77056

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