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.


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

Course Outline

Day 1

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


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.


Formation Density Tools. Principles and Applications. Compensated Neutron Tool. Environmental Corrections. Crossplot porosity determination. Exercises

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.