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Borehole Image Logs - Interpretation and Applications (PPH27)


    This course provides an introduction to borehole image logs, focusing mainly on the interpretation and application of the latest borehole image technology. Data quality assessment and processing practices will be addressed. An interpretation workflow, focusing on sedimentology and structural geology, together with the methodology of interpretation will be presented. The use of borehole images for geomechanics and borehole stability analysis, along with their use in improved horizontal well placement will be discussed. The importance of integration with other data and the pitfalls to avoid are also addressed. Exercises and examples from a variety of depositional settings will provide attendees with an awareness of the multiple applications of borehole image logs, their value and limitations.

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geologist, petrophysicist, geophysicist or reservoir engineer
    • Technical or managerial staff involved in subsurface development, exploration or reservoir characterisation

    Previous knowledge of borehole image logs is not required.

    How we build your confidence

    • Discussion point examples and exercises make sure that theoretical concepts are well understood
    • Principles and methods are introduced in simple terms and built on in a structured fashion

    The benefits from attending

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

    • How to determine the type of borehole image log, data quality and to carry out a basic ‘desktop’ interpretation within minutes of receiving an image log plot
    • The information that can be extracted from a borehole image log
    • The interpretation process and the results delivered by consultants
    • How borehole image logs help with geomechanics and borehole stability
    • The strength of integration with other data and studies
    • How borehole image logs can be used to answer reservoir characterisation questions


    • Introduction to borehole images - image log technology, image log service providers and tools
    • Image log acquisition, processing and QC
    • Workflow for data acquisition from processed image logs and interpretation - sedimentology, structural geology and geomechanics
    • Surface and electro-facies identification and classification
    • Identification of structural zones and quantification of tilt and orientation
    • Palaeodirection and palaeotransport analysis
    • Integration of image log data with other datasets
    • Determination of in-situ stress and its application

    Customer Feedback

    "Excellent and relevant course material & presentations. Instructor has ability to create a very personal and enjoyable atmosphere." - Sedimentologist at OMV




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