This practical two-day course combines creative analogies, real-world
case studies and hands-on exercises to examine critical, but commonly
misunderstood, rock properties such as pore geometry and capillary
pressure and their impact on reservoir quality, fluid distributions
and petrophysical response. Capillary pressure concepts are developed
and used to evaluate reservoir quality, seal capacity, fluid distribution
and saturations. The influence of rock composition, mineral location
and pore geometry on wireline log response and formation damage
are reviewed. Real-world examples illustrate how operators who didn’t
understand the rocks missed significant reserves, and how the reserves
were later “discovered” by operators who “thought
like oil and gas”.
About the Presenter
Charles L. Vavra is president of North Star Geological Services,
LLC, Lucas, Texas. Dr. Vavra has over 20 years experience in exploration
and development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields
in the United States and around the world. Chuck specializes in
pore-level characterization of reservoirs and seals, petrographic
and diagenetic studies, and identification of missed pay and hidden
reserves. He is a certified petroleum geologist, a member of AAPG,
SEPM, and SIPES and is a licensed professional geologist in Texas.
Chuck received his B. Sc. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University.