Advanced Well Log Analysis Short-Course

Course Details

This is a course designed for geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers and other industry professionals who are interested to learn some advanced log interpretation techniques. The course will teach the techniques and procedures to interpret open and cased hole logs including advanced technologies. At the end of the seminar the participant will be able to perform a full interpretation and will know the uses and applications of several advanced open hole and cased hole logs. Before you enroll in this course, we recommend you take the Basic Log Analysis course.

Who Should Attend

Geologists, Geophysicists, Petrophysicists, Petroleum Engineers Petroleum Technicians and other professionals who are interested on a basic Petrophysical interpretation knowledge.

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    Course Outline

    Day 1

    Introduction to well logging. Physical Properties of Rocks. Log Interpretation Concepts. Porosity, Permeability, Saturation. Pressure and Temperature Interpretation.

    Lunch Break

    Gamma Ray tool principles. Environmental Corrections. Different equations for Vshale Determination. Spontaneous Potential. Factor affecting the SP. Rw Determination

    Day 2

    Resistivity Tools. Principles and Applications. Laterolog. Induction. Microresistivity tools. Spherical Focused Log. Environmental Corrections. Invasion Profile. Cased Hole Resistivity Tools. Rt Determination.

    1. Formation Density Tools. Principles and Applications. Compensated Neutron Tool. Environmental Corrections. Crossplot porosity determination. Exercises
    2. Compensated Sonic. Dipolar Sonic. Wave Propagation. Coherence Maps. Mechanical Properties. Sonic Porosity. Exercises.

    Day 3

    Lithology Determination. Shale deposition types. Porosity and lithology from well logs. Applications. Exercises Crossplot utilization. Lithology Identification. Graphical interpretation using crossplots Saturation Determination. Rw, m and n determination methods in complex formations. Hingle and Pickett Plot. Other Saturation Equations. Simandoux. Waxman-Smits. Juhasz. Saturation determination exercises

    Day 4

    Cement Evaluation Logs. Factors Affecting Cement Quality. CBL principle. VDL waveform CBL-VDL Interpretation. Eccentralization Effects. Bond Index. Ultrasonic Tools. Reservoir Saturation Tool. Applications. Interpretation. Water Flow Log Geological Imaging Tools. Dipmeter Interpretation. Well Log Images. Image Processing and Interpretation. Open and Closed Fractures. Stereographic Schmidt Plots. Stress Determination. Ultrasonic Open Hole Images.

    Day 5

    Magnetic Resonance Log. Principles and Applications. Magnetic Field influence on Log Quality and maximum speed. Spectrometry Tools. Principles and Applications.

    Pressure Determination Tools. Formation Pressure Interpretation Principles. Fluid Sampling. Cased Hole Pressure and Fluid Sampling Tool.

    Well Seismic. Checkshot. Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP). Walkaway. Multi-Offset VSP. Walkabove. Applications and interpretation. Seismic Acquisition Log Quality Control.

    This course will be offered in Denver, USA between August 31st and September 4th. Course cost is $3900/participant.

    Our location

    Our headquarters are twenty minutes away from downtown Denver and half an hour from the largest core facility in the United States. Or field office in Ouray allows us quick access to world-class outcrops in Utah and New Mexico.