Petrophysics Course

Petrophysics Course

Petrophysics is a fundamental component of the petroleum business. The intensive two day program concentrates on what to do with wireline log and core measurements to derive the key reservoir properties of porosity, permeability, water saturation and net reservoir.

Principles, applications, and integration of petrophysical information for reservoir description will be discussed in depth. Through a combination of tutorials and worked examples, participants will learn how to conduct competent quick-look evaluations. Using data from open hole logs, logging-while-drilling, and core data you will evaluate porosity, permeability, and saturation in a variety of reservoirs. Knowing how to integrate petrophysical information with other data sources will improve participants' ability to assess technical risk when examining hydrocarbon opportunities.

Who Should attend:

  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Others involved or interested in characterising formation properties. This course is also suitable for people recently come to Petrophysics.

Topics Addressed:

  • What is Petrophysics?
  • Log Measurements
  • Core Analyses
  • Log Preparation for Interpretation
  • Porosity Interpretation
  • Formation Water Resistivity
  • Water Saturation Interpretation
  • Permeability Interpretation
  • Net Reservoir Identification
  • NMR Interpretation
  • Pressure Interpretation
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Common Problems
  • Documentation & Audit Trails
    • A training manual is provided to facilitate learning and use of the material. MS-Excel will be used for the exercises rather than dedicated Petrophysics software so that the participants understand which algorithms they should use and why.
    • An online, pre-course, MS-Excel module will be provided to candidates. The object of this component is to maximise time spent on Petrophysical analysis over the two days.

    Learner Outcomes:

    Upon completion of the course, participants will be confident in, how to:

    • Understand and apply at a basic level the theory and operation of major petrophysical tools
    • Calibrate porosity and permeability values from core and log sources for improved saturation calculations
    • Apply basic cased-hole logging, borehole seismic, image, and LWD/MWD
    • Analyze and integrate log, core, geoscience, and engineering well data for well and field development projects
    • Select petrophysical tool combinations for specific applications
    • Assess the impact of petrophysical analyses on technical uncertainty estimates of reservoirs