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Petrel Modular Training

Duration: Varies based on modules chosen
Class Type: Short lectures with many exercises on the computer
Overview: Anyone who is going to use Petrel to do E&P work or mentor those who will do that work, need a refresher course, or want to learn the functionality in a new release.
Who should attend: Anyone who needs to use Petrel for:
  • Mapping
  • Petrophysical Modeling
  • Volume Calculation
  • Simple or Complex Fault Modeling
  • Data Analysis
  • Property Modeling
  • Workflow Automation
What will they Learn:
Unfamiliarity with Petrel
Become comfortable with Petrel's file structure and interface
Unsure what Petrel can do
Learn how to plan a project and successfully complete that project
Do not know how to work in Petrel
Learn how parts or all of the functionality that Petrel has to offer
Want to learn just what you need
Build the exact course your company needs!

Modular Training allows selection of lectures and exercises from any of SCM's training courses to allow the client to create the PERFECT course:

  • Build the specific course for your company's needs
  • Select from the following modules to create the course
Course Agenda:

  • Module 1 - (Two Days) Data Loading and 2D Functionality - This introductory module is appropriate for the person who has never touched Petrel, has only worked in Petrel a few days, or has used Petrel a little but not in the last 6 months. It provides a solid background for all Petrel users, from those who only plan to load and QC data to those who will build complex geocellular models. All users of Petrel need to import, export, and QC data, build and use grids and polygons, and generate simple work displays. This module teaches all of these.
  • Module 2 - (One Day) Petrophysical Data and Simple Volumetrics - This module is for those Petrel users who are comfortable importing and manipulating data in the Input tab of Petrel (points, lines, grids, well tops and logs) and wish to process petrophysical data on a by-zone basis. It teaches Petrel techniques for calculating zone average petrophysical values and gridding those data. It also teaches the quick method for inserting horizons (unfaulted) and zone average petrophysical grids into a 3D Grid. Once in a 3D Grid, Petrel's automated volumetric tool is used to calculate volumes on a by-zone by-polygon basis. This module essentially teaches the volumetric workflow used in Z-MAP Plus or CPS-3 but does it within the Petrel environment.
  • Module 3 - (One Day) Simple Structural and Stratigraphic Modeling - This module is for Petrel users who build 2D structure and isochore grids and need to link those grids together in a three-dimensional stratigraphic framework. The structures are assumed to be faulted and the faults are built into the framework. The module covers fault modeling, designing the X-Y dimensions of the cells, inserting primary horizons, tuning fault displacements, inserting sub-seismic horizons, and defining the vertical cell layering within each zone. These framework building techniques are required for zone average petrophysical mapping and geocellular modeling in a faulted geologic enviornment.
  • Module 4 - (Three Days) Data Analysis and Property Modeling - This module is for Petrel users who have built a structural framework in a 3D Grid and wish to assign facies or petrophyscial values to the cells of that 3D Grid. Processes from well log up-scaling through facies and petrophysical data analysis and modeling are presented. Learn to create maps from 2D grids and 3D frameworks. Capture figures for Word and Power Point documents and generate hardcopy output of displays.
  • Module 5 - (One Day) Process Manager and Workflow Enhancements - Understanding and using the Process Manager is the quickest and most effective method for increasing the quality and speed of your Petrel modeling. Provides a great method to document your work so can reproduce or rerun your entire project. You will learn to create your own workflows as well as use pre-built workflows.
  • Module 6 - (Two Days) Advanced Structural Framework - The module starts with raw structure and fault data and ends with an empty geocellular model (structural framework) ready for the assignment of petrophysical attributes. This process includes building the fault model, inserting horizons, inserting isochores to define additional horizons and defining the cell geometry which in turn, controls the stratigraphic correlations during property modeling. The module focuses on complexities related to faults and structures. It does not cover construction of structural features such as stream channels, salt features or reefs. It does cover growth and displacement issues related to faulting and stratigraphic relationships between horizons such as baselap, truncation and conformability.

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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