Shaly Sands, Laminates and Low Resistivity Low Contrast Pay reservoirs are and always have been the primary problem with log analysis. This course separates and characterises these three overlapping reservoir types and sets out the data sets and petrophysical integration to best identify and evaluate each reservoir type; accurately. This course steps through a logical process to identify cheap, powerful and commonly available data which is useful to the evaluation. It sets out the essential routine and contingent special logs and core data to arrive at fit-for-purpose results. Shaly Sands (SS), Laminates (LAM) and Low Resistivity Low Contrast (LRLC) pay reservoirs are defined, delineated and treated separately or together, as each petrophysical method demands. All modern logs including NMR, Dielectric, Spectral GR and image logs are covered, together with established and novel core data integration techniques. Quick Look evaluation is included and demonstrated using real-time Interactive Petrophysics demos. Numerous micro-practicals, videos and open discussion sessions keep this class a memorable learning experience!
Course Level: Skill Instructor: Mark Deakin
Designed for you, if you are...
An operations geologist, experienced log analyst, experienced petrophysicist, or wellsite geologist
A user of petrophysical results, geo-modeller, exploration manager or team leader
A professional involved in the evaluation or modelling of Shaly Sand, Laminated or Low Resistivity Low Contrast (LRLC) pay reservoirs
How we build your confidence
This course addresses what is and always has been the primary problem with log analysis: Shaly Sands, Laminates and LRLC pay reservoirs. Numerous micro-practicals, videos and open discussion sessions keep this class a memorable learning experience!
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
How to recognise Shaly Sand, Laminated and Low Resistivity Reservoir Types from common data
Why these reservoirs are so often missed
How to identify and flag Missed Pay
What key data you need to measure these subtle reservoirs
How and when to apply Facies Based Petrophysics
How to use quick look techniques after you have diagnosed your reservoir type
How to calibrate HPV and kh with core or other hard data correctly
What’s different about Waxman Smits, Dual Water, Juhasz, Indonesia or any other shaly sand equation you are curious about and how to use them
To understand and use X,Y,Z 3D resistivity logs
What a Klein plot is and how to use it
What a Thomas Stieber clay/shale distribution plot is and how to use it
To understand and use NMR and other volumetric tools both as alternatives to, and in parallel with, a conventional resistivity log analysis
Some BIG mistakes with Saturation Height Modelling!
How to ensure that geomodels properly represent your petrophysical results