Lunchbox Geophysics

The added value of geophysics in estimating natural fractures and reservoir stresses in 3G integrated workflows

Ahmed Ouenes

Ahmed Ouenes

Thursday, November 8th, 2018 – 12:00 PM MST
+15 level at Chevron, 500 5th Ave.

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Geophysical attributes could contribute significantly to improving the estimation of the distribution of natural fractures and reservoir stresses when used as input in integrated workflows where other disciplines such as structural gelogy and continuum mechanics are used to estimate these key reservoir properties.

The presentation will decsribe and illustrate practical workflows that will allow geophysicists to contribute to the unconventional revolution by providing practical and fast solution to improve landing zone selection, geosteering, and engineered completions.


Ahmed is the founder and CEO of FracGeo, a technology company that specializes in improving the development of unconventional reservoirs.   Ahmed’s main interest is the development of new reservoir characterization technologies that improve the bottom line of E&P companies. He has been focusing lately on developing 3G concepts and new ways to integrate Geomechanics with Geology and Geophysics (3G). Ahmed graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris and holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Tech. He is the author of more than 90 papers on various complex reservoir studies and new reservoir modeling techniques that cover a wide range of multidisciplinary topics including unconventional reservoirs, geomechanics, fracture modeling, reservoir geophysics and quantitative interpretation, artificial intelligence, reservoir simulation and proxy models, automatic history matching, stochastic optimization for inverse problems, upscaling, geostatistics, and wettability. He teaches fracture modeling courses for AAPG, CSEG and other professional organizations.