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Core Analysis Fundamentals and Technology (RES45)

  • To be announced for 2018


This course introduces participants to established principles of modern core analysis including advanced imaging techniques.
The procedures and tools for core retrieval and analysis are reviewed along with their optimal use and the uncertainty in the measurements they provide.
Covered in the course is the complete handling of the core and its measurements. These extend from sample selection, data acquisition and quality control to analysis, reporting, simple modelling and integration.

Course Level: Basic
Instructor: Jim Funk

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A geologist, geophysicist, reservoir engineer or petrophysicist who will recommend or use core analysis measurements
  • A core analyst, formation damage specialist or laboratory technician working to develop improved laboratory measurements and procedures
  • A database professional tasked with developing core and rock property databases

How we build your confidence

  • Concise summaries of the techniques, equipment and measurement basics for conventional, special and imaging rock property measurements are provided
  • You learn the best combination of tests and techniques for an optimal core analysis program
  • You learn to evaluate and analyse the raw data, calculate the uncertainty and incorporate the results

The benefits from attending

By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • Coring operations, core types, sizes and limitations
  • Core handling procedures and non-destructive qualitative and quantitative core characterisation
  • Techniques, uncertainty and quality control for routine core analyses
  • Resistivity and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques and fundamentals for saturation measurements and models
  • Capillarity and pore structure methods
  • Experimental techniques and uncertainty for multi-phase displacement mechanisms and specialised tests for formation evaluation


  • Coring objectives, techniques, types and sizes
  • Core handling, sample selection and non-destructive characterisation techniques
  • Conventional core analyses
  • Storage capacity
  • Permeability and transmissibility
  • Mineralogy
  • Saturation determination
  • Capillarity
  • Displacement tests and methods
  • Specialised tests

Customer Feedback

"All the procedures & methods were nicely summarized and were very useful to understand and compare." - Senior Reservoir Engineer (Simulation) at ADCO




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