Carbonate Reservoir Characterization: The Lucia Method - with Examples from the Permian Basin

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HGS Continuing Education Committee
One-Day Short Course

 Carbonate Reservoir Characterization: The Lucia Method - with Examples from the Permian Basin
Friday, May 11, 2018
By: David Orchard, Layline Energy, LLC.

Methods developed by Floyd J. (Jerry) Lucia provide a direct link between rock fabrics and the petrophysical behavior of carbonate reservoir rocks. These are core/petrography- and log-based methods for modeling relationships between depositional/diagenetic facies, porosity, permeability, and water saturation/height functions in oil reservoirs. They effectively deal with the infamous complexity of carbonate rock properties. They are applicable to both "quick look" evaluations and detailed reservoir models. They have been widely applied to reservoir studies in the Permian Basin and other carbonate systems.

This one-day course will use lectures and spreadsheet exercises to train attendees in the theory and application of the methods. Mr. Lucia has provided his lecture and exercise materials for use in this seminar, and new case studies will be introduced by the instructor.

David Orchard began his career in the Houston and Denver offices of Energy Reserves Group and BHP Petroleum (Americas) Inc., as an exploration geologist, exploration manager, and international exploration project manager.  He also worked for several years as a development geologist on conventional carbonate reservoirs in the Permian Basin for ConocoPhillips.  He currently is a development and operations geologist at Layline Energy, LLC, with responsibilities for geological evaluations of the Company’s assets in north and east Texas assets, and for evaluations of acquisition candidates.  In addition, he founded and managed an information services company for clients in the oil and gas industry, as well as a foundation supporting scientifically significant paleontological projects in Venezuela.

Mr. Orchard graduated from Stanford University in 1974 with a degree in Anthropology, studied undergraduate geology at San Diego State University, and received a Masters of Arts in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979.

Apache Corporation, Room 108
2000 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77056
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Notebook, Certificate of Attendance, Networking Lunch, Continental Breakfast, Coffee and Break refreshments are included in the Registration price.
Doors open at 7:30 AM.  Presentation begins at 8:30 AM

May 11th, 2018 7:30 AM   through   4:00 PM
Apache Corporation
2000 Post Oak Boulevard, Rm 108
TX 77056
United States
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