May Short Course

Date: May 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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1999 Broadway
1999 Broadway
14th Floor, RiNo Room
Denver, CO 80202
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The Lucia Method of Carbonate Reservoir Characterization

Methods developed by Floyd J. (Jerry) Lucia provide a direct link between rock fabrics and the petrophysical behavior of carbonate reservoir rocks. They are based on core, petrographic and log-based approaches to modeling depositional and diagenetic facies, porosity, permeability, and water saturation versus reservoir height functions in oil reservoirs. They effectively deal with the infamous complexity of carbonate rock properties, and they are applicable to both “quick look” evaluations and detailed reservoir models. 

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.

Course Details:

  • Presenter: David M. Orchard
  • Check-in starts at 7:30am
  • Light breakfast and lunch provided
  • Day-of Event registrations are now available. You may register for this event at the door for an additional $25.00 ($250 for members, $275 for non-members). Payment for day of event registrations must be received at the door. Cash, credit cards or check accepted. Course materials will be available as a PDF Download. You will receive notification when available before the start of the course. Day of event registrants will be given a link to download the PDF. Please bring a device to download the PDF. Day-of-event registrations are non-transferable, and non-refundable.
  • Refunds for this Short Course are available until May 8, 2019.
    Refunds for all RMAG technical and social events, except luncheons, are only available up to two weeks before the event date. If you are unable to attend, your registration for all RMAG events are transferable. RMAG members may transfer their registration to another RMAG member, and non-members can transfer their registrations to whomever they wish. Should an RMAG member wish to transfer their registration to a non-member, the non-member would need to pay the balance between the member and non-member price.

About the Speaker

David Orchard graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Anthropology, studied undergraduate geology at San Diego State, and received a Master of Arts in Geology from the University of Texas. He 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 new ventures project manager. He also worked for several years as a development and operations geologist on conventional clastic and carbonate reservoirs in the Permian Basin for ConocoPhillips. He is currently on contract with Layline Energy, LLC, with responsibilities for geological evaluations of the Company’s assets in north and east Texas and the Michigan Basin. In other ventures, he founded and managed a foundation supporting scientifically significant paleontological projects in Venezuela. Mr. Orchard began teaching the Lucia methods upon Jerry’s retirement from the lecture circuit.

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