This course does more than calibrate your density log with core grain density and porosity. It starts with the conventional core analysis laboratory procedures necessary to create the compatible data sets required for proper special core analysis (SCAL) integration. It then describes the SCAL procedures for static and dynamic geo-models logically, in sequence, integrating SCAL results with powerful, modern logs to show how key reservoir parameters are better quantified with SCAL. NMR, Dielectric, Cross Dipole sonic, 3D resistivity, Lithoscanner and MDT output are all cross-calibrated and welded into the fabric of a true, modern, integrated petrophysical evaluation. These evaluations are robust, overdetermined and grounded in routine and special core analysis. Integration techniques are explained in terms of the question being asked, the physical basis of the core-log data being used and the steps necessary to quantitatively integrate the SCAL with logs and geo-models. The course follows a logical, systematic structure, which enhances understanding of the where, why and how of modern core-log integration. Lithology, porosity, saturation-height, absolute and relative permeability, residual oil saturation, natural fractures, FWL, TOC and mechanical properties for brittleness and fracturing are addressed, with the relevant special core and log data identified, explained and carefully integrated within a logical framework using interactive petrophysics software. This course explains how to perform comprehensive core-log integration on legacy data and arms you with a clear understanding of what is and what is not critical to acquire in your particular petrophysical reservoir type, saving time and money during drilling, completion and development.
Course Level: Skill Duration: 3 days Instructor: Mark Deakin
Designed for you, if you are...
A petrophysicist, reservoir engineer, core analyst, geologist or engineer who builds or uses static or dynamic reservoir models
A professional with a year or more experience with core-log integration
How we build your confidence
This course will teach you how to use all your legacy conventional and special core data with all your logs, old and new.
This course consists of five components to expand and maximise the course content delivery. The course content is varied and stimulating and includes short focused instructor videos; course notes extracts; micro-practicals, cornerstone 4 hour daily VILT sessions; before and after self-learning modules; Question & Answer sessions; industry videos & exercises; comprehensive Petrophysical Toolbox; Petro DB extracts; HPV sensitivities; How to demos; Quizzes & Answers
Before and After Self-Learning Modules These modules are an important extra component of the course:
Pre is designed to focus and prepare you for the main VILT session
Post allows you to practise and quiz yourselves and the instructor before closing out the course
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
How to acquire conventional and special core data, from mud systems to laboratory
Essential techniques of core-log integration
How to identify the key data channels in modern logs you need
What integration techniques to apply to what special core analysis data
Note: All calculations are performed real-time on Interactive Petrophysics (IP) software.
This course covers the Lab apparatus, process and brief explanation of conventional CCA and all major Special Core Analysis (SCAL) including:
Essential conventional core-log integration
Integrating different scales of measurement
Pore volume compressibility
Routine core porosity calibration of density, NMR, neutron and sonic logs
Routine core permeability calibration of NMR, porosity, HPV, etc.
Quality control of routine and special core analysis
Reservoir Rock Typing (RRT): Why and how? Facies, NMR, FMI, FZI, HFU. RRT without core
Application of RRT during core-log integration
Archie m, n, CEC, BQv
SCAL electrical properties use, abuse and correct implementation
Using RCA, SCAL & modern logs to solve Low Resistivity Low Contrast (LRLC) pay problems
"The content is very close to the reality of my work. Much of it can be integrated into work processes and will help to improve workflows and results. Mark's slides are very good (detailed but reduced to the essentials). He has a very good level of knowledge and he also can explain it very well." - Petrophysicist at Wintershall Dea
"This course gave me another idea to evaluate the current project I have been doing to support reservoir evaluations." - Petrophysicist at Valeura
"The course is giving practical ideas and tools to solve even complicated problems." - Petrophysicist at MOL
"The instructor has a big amount of practical knowledge." - Petrophysicist at Lime Petroleum
"The course related to real data sets and experience in data interpretation. I immediately knew to which of my own datasets I can apply what I learned." - Core Analysis Advisor at Wintershall Dea
"Excellent material and examples." - Reservoir Engineer at Beach Energy
"Interesting way to explain petrophysical problems." - Petrophysicist at Oil & Gas Institute
"I liked the applicability of the developed topics in our daily activities." - Petrophysicist at Ecopetrol
"Excellent training. Mark is over the top." - Petrophysicist at Ecopetrol