General Meeting: Advances and Challenges in Dynamic Characterization of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Speaker: Dr. Rodolfo Camacho-Velazquez , PEMEX  [SPE Distinguished Lecturer]
Speaker Dr. Rodolfo Camacho-Velazquez , PEMEX [SPE Distinguished Lecturer]
  Rodolfo Camacho-Velazquez is the DIRECTORS ADVISOR at PEMEX.  He has more than 30 years of experience in academia and industry.  He has developed several well test analysis techniques and interpretation methods for production data.  He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers on petroleum engineering. Camacho Velazquez holds ...

 


Rodolfo Camacho-Velazquez is the DIRECTORS ADVISOR at PEMEX.  He has more than 30 years of experience in academia and industry.  He has developed several well test analysis techniques and interpretation methods for production data.  He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers on petroleum engineering.


Camacho Velazquez holds MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa. He is an SPE Distinguished Member and a recipient of the 2008 Lester C. Uren Award.  


He is a Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer for 2015 - 2016. 


 

Full Description

NOTE: Dr. Camacho's trip to Houston to make this presentation is being sponsored by RPSEA (Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America).  We are thankful to the staff at RPSEA for making this presentation possible.

 

ABSTRACT of Presentation

The industry has recognized that dynamic reservoir characterization, from wellbore pressure to production behaviors, is a key driver for maximizing production and recovery. Accurate simulation requires appropriate modeling of the existing heterogeneities in the field.

Most of the main fields around the world produce from naturally fractured vuggy reservoirs, in which matrix, fracture network, and high vuggy porosity are usually present. The effects of vugs on permeability is related to their connectivity. Also, some fractured reservoirs exhibit a fractal behavior, which describes fractures with different scales, poor fracture connectivity and disorderly spatial distribution. The behaviors of both fractured-vuggy and fractal reservoirs cannot be explained by the conventional dual-porosity model.

This lecture addresses the above characterization approaches and reviews field applications using pressure transient and rate data. It also presents the current and a future vision for an appropriate dynamic characterization of these reservoirs.

 

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The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
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Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Mon, Nov. 16, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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PETROLEUM CLUB (NEW LOCATION), 35th Floor, TOTAL Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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