This is the VILT condensed version of the IPSCAL special core analysis with modern logs course. 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. Like the author’s other “Integrated Petrophysics” courses a logical, systematic structure is followed 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.
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
Core-Log integration has been the central topic of the author’s Imperial College Ph.D. and over 25 years of consulting, reading and lecturing on core-log integration. It is the central purpose of the PetroDB-WEB software, which extends core-log integration to embrace SCAL and modern logs. This course will teach you how to use all your legacy conventional and special core data with all your logs, old and new.
All ‘Integrated Petrophysics’ VILT courses have five components to expand and maximise the course content delivery. 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
1) Pre Self-Learning module (20%) with a 1-hour live Q&A session before the main VILT 2) Cornerstone VILT: 4 hours of VILT lectures for 3 consecutive days (60%) - The first 15 minutes of EACH DAY: Recap and Questions session - The first 5 minutes of EACH HOUR: Questions and feedback 3) Post Self-Learning module (20%) with a 1-hour live Q&A session after one week 4) Instructor is available online for 1 hour extra at the end of the main VILT session for questions & open discussion 5) Instructor is available to answer 1-on-1 emailed questions or possible phone/skype calls for one week after the last VILT session (during Post Self-Learning module)
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 course is giving practical ideas and tools to solve even complicated problems." - Petrophysicist at MOL
"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