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Interdisciplinary Data Acquisition

Competency Statement:

Gather, view, classify and validate the multidisciplinary information required for conducting integrated reservoir studies.

Learning Objective:

Upon completing this Learning Module assignment, the participant should be able to
  • access PDVSA engineering and geoscience databases and identify information that is relevant to the field under study.
  • classify information according to discipline and what reservoir parameters it helps to define.

Assignment Instruction:

In this Learning Module, you will establish general data acquisition requirements for an integrated reservoir study of the Sucre field. You will consider both existing and potential data sources, and determine what information you need to start building a reservoir model. By the time you complete this module, you should be able to determine information needs, identify and access interdisciplinary data resources, and compile reservoir information based on the parameters to be defined.

In this Learning Module assignment, the reservoir is in the early appraisal stage of its life. Its status at the time of this assignment is as follows:

  • A structure contour map has been generated from seismic data and interpretations of regional geological data.
  • Well 4E1-NE, the discovery well, is currently on an extended production test.
  • Well 5C1-SW tested all water, and was subsequently suspended.
  • Drilling is in progress on Well 2A5-NE. A conventional coring program has been authorized, and should be getting underway soon.

The reservoir management team is already at work compiling a database of reservoir information. Your job in this assignment is to provide some ideas of what this database can contribute to the task of reservoir management, and what information should be added to it.