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ONLINE: Formation Evaluation Principles (PPH928)

  • To be announced for 2022

Description

This interactive, applications-driven course will highlight the techniques and principles of formation evaluation for oil industry professionals who deal with wireline and/or LWD logs in their job.

The course will explore the tools response to different lithologies and will help you understand log readings, applications and limitations. It will instruct you with the basic Petrophysical concepts as well as the log interpretation techniques and procedures for the correct evaluation of well logs on clean and shaly sand formations.
This training course will feature:
  • Discussions on tools physical principles and applications
  • Tool limitations on different borehole environments
  • Tips and examples to identify and understand common logging issues
  • Explanation of petrophysical concepts and techniques for formation evaluation
  • Application of interpretation methods in several examples and exercises


Course Structure: 4 modules of max. 4 hours each, delivered over 4 days
Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 4 hours in length with ample time for delegates to break for refreshments.

Course Level: Foundation / Skill
Duration: 4 days
Instructor: Angel Meso

Designed for you, if you are...

  • An engineer in the exploration and/or production department
  • A geologist, geophysicist or petrophysicist
  • A petroleum, reservoir or drilling engineer
  • In general, any oil & gas industry professional involved in logging data interpretation and validation

How we build your confidence

  • This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented.
  • The sessions will be given in real time through live webinars (instructor-led training); some exercises will be executed during the sessions, others will be done as homework.
  • The daily sessions will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussions of applications as well as hands-on exercises that will be solved manually and/or using Microsoft Excel.

The benefits from attending

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

  • Physical principles of main open hole logging tools
  • Applying basic quality control techniques to validate logging data
  • Main applications and limitations of the different readings
  • Performing a quick qualitative interpretation to determine possible interest zones
  • Performing a complete formation evaluation on a shaly sand environment

Topics

Basic Logging and Petrophysical Concepts
  • Porosity and permeability concepts and classification
  • The reservoir: minimum conditions for productivity
  • Introduction to well logging
  • Log classification according to the measured properties
  • Auxiliary measurements, uses and common issues
  • Basic measurements: Gamma ray and spontaneous potential

Resistivity and Conductivity Logging Tools
  • Resistivity theory
  • The borehole environment: invasion profile
  • Principles and applications of laterologs
  • Microresistivity devices, principles and applications
  • Resistivity tools limitations
  • Conductivity tools, uses and limitations
  • LWD resistivity determination tools
  • Advanced induction logging tools, 3D induction
  • RT and invasion profile determination

Nuclear Logging Tools
  • Basic principles of nuclear physics applied to borehole logging
  • Formation density tools, principles and applications
  • The photoelectric factor, a key lithology indicator
  • Hydrogen index: neutron tools principles and applications
  • Porosity determination from density and neutron logs
  • LWD nuclear logging tools
  • Lithology determination, calibrations and log quality control parameters

Acoustic Logging Tools and Introduction to Formation Evaluation
  • Acoustic waves propagation in the borehole
  • Basic sonic tools, borehole compensation
  • Dipole sonic tools, applications
  • Mechanical properties determination and uses
  • Common sonic issues in the borehole
  • LWD acoustic tools
  • Formation evaluation principles
  • Qualitative log interpretation techniques
  • Rw determination methods
  • Crossplots utilisation, Hingle and Pickett plots
  • Graphical interpretation techniques for porosity and lithology

Complete Formation Evaluation for Simple Lithology
  • Saturation determination: Archie equation
  • Complete formation evaluation for clean lithology using Archie
  • Other saturation determination equations
  • Hydrocarbon effects on log readings
  • Complete formation evaluation for shaly sand lithology using Simandoux
  • Group discussion on interpretation results


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