SPEI: 4D Reservoir Management

Speaker Dr. John Waggoner
Principal Reservoir Engineer Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services (DCS) Dr. John Waggoner is a Principal Reservoir Engineer with Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services (DCS) in Houston.  He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and worked seven years at Sandia National ...

Principal Reservoir Engineer
Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services (DCS)



Dr. John Waggoner is a Principal Reservoir Engineer with Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services (DCS) in Houston.  He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and worked seven years at Sandia National Laboratories in the Geophysical Technology Department before joining Western Geophysical (later WesternGeco) in London in 1997.  He was 4D Product Champion in WesternGeco/Reservoir Services prior to joining the Consulting Services group in 2005.  In addition to 4D seismic, his experience includes reservoir characterization, artificial lift, and borehole telemetry.  During 2000-2001, he served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on the topic “Integrating Time-Lapse (4D) Seismic Data with Reservoir Simulation”.  His current work focuses on integrating time-lapse (4D) seismic data with reservoir simulation, and on the use of 3D seismic data for improved reservoir characterization.



Full Description

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Course Description

Time-lapse (or 4D) seismic is well on its way to becoming an integral part of reservoir management in several large oil companies, particularly in the North Sea. Successful published case studies have demonstrated that the challenges facing 4D seismic can, and have been overcome, largely through better understanding of 4D seismic fundamentals and utilization of fit-for-purpose seismic acquisition and processing. The instructor brings his reservoir engineering perspective and 4D seismic experience together to present 4D fundamentals, business drivers, challenges, case studies, workflows, and economics, along with ample time for questions and discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Define terms and fundamentals of 4D
  • Discuss the business drivers for 4D, focusing on reservoir management impact
  • Explore the economics of 4D seismic
  • Review selected 4D case histories (a 4D bibliography will be in handout)
  • Describe the 4D workflow from feasibility through integration of results
  • Illustrate different levels of 4D feasibility to determine whether 4D will work
  • Describe the integration of 4D results with reservoir simulation

Who Should Attend

Petroleum engineers, geologists, geophysicists, petro physicists, managers, government officials, and others wanting to know what time-lapse seismic is and how it can help reservoir management. There are no prerequisite degrees or courses required to gain insight from this course.

CEUs

0.8 (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellations less than 15 working days before the course begins. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.

 

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Organizer Diane Frasier Hallmark

When?

Sat, Feb. 19, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
USA

Refund Policy: You must notify the SPE-GCS office of your intent to cancel at least 24 hours prior to the event date to receive a refund. For all refund inquiries, email spe-gcs@spe.org. View our Terms & Conditions for more information.