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ICE 2019 SC 02 | Natural Fractures Core Workshop

Monday, 26 August – Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Who Should Attend

This course is focused to Geologists, Geophysicists and Engineers which are about to or involved in projects where Natural Fractures would have a remarkable impact, both in Unconventional, Conventional or Tight Reservoirs.


  • Deliver the state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies in Natural Fractures Characterization and Modeling.
  • Review Stress and Strain concepts and their application to E&P Projects.
  • Analyze the Workflow for evaluating Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, including cores, outcrops, logs and theoretical information.


Day 1:
Theory at YPF Tower, Puerto Madero, City of Buenos Aires.

Day 2:
Practice at YPF Tecnología (Y-TEC) Berisso, Buenos Aires Province.
Transportation departs from and return to Hilton Hotel, Puerto Madero)

Course Content

Day 1:

  • Natural Fractures generation mechanisms and classifications.
  • Key attributes to be characterized in Natural Fractures. Spacing, Abundance, Orientation, Geometry, Cements, Timing, etc.
  • Geomechanical basis. Deformation models, Mechanical properties.
  • Mechanical stratigraphy. & Geomechanical modeling.
  • Sources of information of Natural Fractures: Imagelogs and standard logs, Cores, Outcrops and Analytical technics (SEM, Fluid inclusions, etc.)
  • 3D Natural Fractures Modeling workflow. DFN.

Day 2:

  • Core Workshop
  • Learn about practical core fracture description and sampling.
  • Fracture types, orientation, aperture, cements. Measurement practice.
  • Natural fractures vs Drilling induced fractures.


AAPG/AAGGP Member Registration: US $720

Nonmember Registration: US $790

Student Registration: US $100

Student Registration: between 2 and 3 as a maximum depending on the demand.

Maximum number of participants: 20


Accommodation information is not yet available for this event. Please check back often.


Buenos Aires, Argentina, YPF
Av. Macacha Güemes 515, 17th Floor
Buenos Aires
+54 011 5441 0000
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AAPG Instructor  
Y-TEC, Argentina
AAPG Instructor  
YPF Argentina
AAPG Instructor  
YPF Argentina