Petrophysical Courses

Advanced Formation Evaluation

Advanced Formation Evaluation

    Geology of Carbonates and Clastics
    Core analysis to obtain porosity, and permeability
    Shale Analysis: Elemental Capture Spectroscopy to give evaluations of lithology and shale volume, evaluation of dispersed and laminated shales, definition and measurement of the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
    Thin Beds (TB) and Low resistivity pay (LRP) zones: This is an outline of the various techniques to evaluate TB and LRP reservoirs including borehole imaging, NMR and Rt Scanner
    Log Interpretations in Clastics: This covers the various shaly-sand equations both the empirical versions and the excess conductivity equations (e.g. Waxman-Smits, Dual Water, etc..)
    Permeability estimations in clastics reservoirs
    Geology and Petrophysics of Basement Rock
    Log Interpretations in Carbonates that covers the following:
        Variable-m and the Formation Factor
        Wettability and variable-n from logs
        Effect of Vugs and fractures
        Macro and Micro-porosity
        Permeability estimations in Carbonates
    Pore Geometry and Flow Units covering:
        Capillary Pressure Measurements and capillary pressure obtained from NMR
        J-Factor applications
        Flow Units applying modified Lorenz principle
        Petro-Rock Typing

Workshops: 1-2 hours daily of workshop examples

This course will be suitable for all geoscientists and engineers


Day 1

    Geology of Carbonates
    Geology of sandstones
    Core analysis to obtain porosity, permeability and capillary pressure

Day 2

    Shale analysis using elemental capture spectroscopy (ECS)
    Evaluations of laminated and dispersed shale
    Evaluations of Cation Exchange capacity (CEC) from cores and logs
    Thin Bed Evaluations and low resistivity pay zones

Day 3

    Water saturation computations in shaly-sand
    Empirical shaly-sand equations
    Excess conductivity equations: Waxman-Smits (WS), dual Water, modified W-S.
    Permeability estimations in clastics

Day 4

    Log Evaluations in carbonates
    Variable m and n
    Formation Factor applications
    The effects of micro-porosity
    Permeability estimations in carbonates

Day 5

    Geology and Petrophysics of Basement Rock.
    The concept of probabilistic interpretations (MULTIMIN MOodule of GEOLOG)
    Flow units using modified Lorenz plot
    Rock- Pore type


ONLINE, 600 USD per person


11 December 2005


Petrophysical Courses


Independent Consultants specialising in project orientated work, including operations & studies.
Difficult or "impossible" jobs preferred. Also Specialist Petrophysical Training.
Consistent & high standards with documentation to meet any Audit requirements.
Confidentiality assured.