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Petrel Intermediate

Duration: Five (5) days
Class Type: Short lectures with many exercises on the computer
Overview: This course teaches students to import data, build structural frameworks, calculate zone average petrophysical properties, grid those properties, and calculate volumes using as input the framework and gridded properties. Focus is on 2D mapping techniques similar to those used in Z-MAP Plus and CPS-3 and this course is an excellent way to transition from those programs into Petrel. Two case studies are used to reinforce the techniques learned and to allow students to hit the ground running when they return to the office.
Who should attend: Anyone who needs to use Petrel for:
  • Structure Mapping
  • Simple Petrophysical Modeling
  • Volume Calculation
What will they Learn:
Unfamiliarity with Petrel
Become comfortable with Petrel's file structure and interface
Unsure what Petrel can do in the Mapping area
Learn how to plan a project
Do not know how to work in Petrel
Learn how to work a project from importing tops and interpretations through to volume calculations

Intermediate is separated into six parts:

  • Introduction to the Petrel Interface and basic mapping processes including file manipulation and volumetrics
  • Half-day un-faulted workflow exercise
  • Techniques used to build and depth-convert faulted frameworks
  • Introduction to display tools and hardcopy generation
  • Half-day faulted workflow exercise
  • Introduction to Process Manager

When given specifically for one company, an additional week can be included where students bring their own project data. This week reinforces project planning and the workflow steps required to complete a real-world project in Petrel. Using student data allows productive work to be performed while in class.

Course Agenda:

  • Interface, files and windows
  • Import and export
  • Create and edit grids, lines and points
  • Well log processing and display
  • Building un-faulted 3D frameworks
  • Building petrophysical models
  • Volume calculation
  • A half-day un-faulted exercise
  • Velocity modeling and depth conversion
  • Building faulted 3D frameworks
  • Creating maps and hardcopy output
  • A half-day faulted exercise
  • Introduction to the Process Manager

If you would like to register or talk with SCM about your training needs please contact Marilyn Walden at or 713-871-1800.

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