Fractured Carbonates

The speaker for this lunch seminar is Jon Gutmanis from Geoscience, a UK consultancy working with fractured rocks for the oil and geothermal industries.


The seminar will be held in Valhall at the NPD offices in Stavanger.

  • Date 20.10.2016
  • Time 11:00
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Participants 58
  • Register by 13.10.2016
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Fractured Carbonates

Carbonates are estimated to host at least 40% of the worlds’ hydrocarbons, and significantly more so in regions like the Middle East. Some 60% of reservoirs world-wide are said to have significant fracture components. Together with the usual scenario that carbonates start out in often complex depositional settings and then enjoy interesting diagenetic and tectonic evolutions and you end up with real challenges for G & G and RE teams.

This talk will give an "overview" of key geological and geomechanical issues when working with fractured carbonates, followed by some more personal thoughts based on project experiences in Palaeozoic to Tertiary carbonates. Much of the focus will be on fracture characterisation in well data but we will also look at the domain and reservoir scale, with serious attention to the value of outcrop analogs in understanding and modelling the subsurface reservoir when there is little hard data to work with. 


11:00 Lunch
11:30 Presentation


FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participant fees
FORCE member
NOK 1000,-

Please find registration box at the top right of the page. 

Important information:
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Payment is made online by credit card. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up. If you for any reason can not attend the workshop, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Janne Puntervold as soon as there are changes.  

Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil