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12 Aug - 16 Aug 2024 Boston - USA $ 6,950 Register Now
30 Sep - 04 Oct 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
04 Nov - 08 Nov 2024 Tokyo - Japan $ 5,950 Register Now
16 Dec - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
02 Jun - 06 Jun 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
11 Aug - 15 Aug 2025 Boston - USA $ 6,950 Register Now
29 Sep - 03 Oct 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
03 Nov - 07 Nov 2025 Tokyo - Japan $ 5,950 Register Now
15 Dec - 19 Dec 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
About the Course

Petrophysics is the physical and chemical study of rock properties and fluids. Petrophysical analysis workflows are fundamental to oil & gas subsurface formation evaluation. Common petrophysical properties include shale volume, porosity, water saturation, and permeability. Petrophysical tasks highlight locating the reservoir, detecting hydrocarbons, distinguishing oil from gas, and evaluating hydrocarbons in place. The outcome of the petrophysical evaluation is a well-profile development that identifies the key intervals and distinguishes between pay and non-pay zones.

This 5-day interactive Petrophysical Properties training course will highlight the importance of data integration from various sources to address complex reservoir evaluation and productivity challenges experienced throughout the full hydrocarbon asset life cycle. Delegates will experience a variety of data sources, fundamentals of reservoir characterisation, and methodologies of integrating key information. It combines theory with practical exercises to give delegates a working knowledge of how integrating available data at various scales can evaluate reservoir quality and heterogeneity and improve the productive potential to maximise the efficiency and recovery of hydrocarbons.

It will highlight principles of rock and reservoir properties, the value of different data sources and purposes of data acquisition for reservoir analysis, integration of core and log data to characterise flow units and reservoir properties. Furthermore, this training program provides hands-on experience using field examples to evaluate complex reservoir conditions and develop practical acumen regarding common pitfalls of data acquisition, interpretation, and presentation of results.

Core Objectives

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand various sources of data and the purpose of data acquisition
  • Know the role of routine and special core analysis in reservoir characterisation
  • Deduce reservoir properties from log interpretation and core analysis
  • Integrate reservoir and well data to provide an evaluation of the reservoir and characterise flow units
  • Know how to avoid common pitfalls of data acquisition and analysis
Training Approach

This training course is a participatory learning experience that is both hands-on and interactive. It provides the delegates with many opportunities to advance their opinions and ideas. It will be facilitated in a supportive environment, ensuring that the concepts introduced during the course are well understood and comprehended, utilising various proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented.

The Attendees

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals who are new to the petrophysics field, as well as those who have a basic understanding of petrophysics, geology, and engineering and need more applications-driven programs covering how to integrate different data sets to gain an improved understanding of formation evaluation and reservoir performance.

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Geologists
  • Well-Site Geologists
  • Petrophysicists
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Data Managers
  • Oil & Gas Industry Professionals involved in Logging Data Interpretation and Validation
  • In general, all other Oil & Gas Industry Professionals
Daily Discussion

DAY ONE: OVERVIEW – PETROPHYSICS

  • Petrophysical Evaluation Needs
  • Petrophysical Workflow
  • Rock Properties: Porosity and Permeability
  • Basic Fluid Properties
  • Pressure and Temperature Gradients
  • Fiber Optics
  • Advanced Petrophysical Methods

DAY TWO: DATA ACQUISITION AND DESCRIPTION

  • Wireline Logs – An overview of key log types
  • Coring – An overview of whole and sidewall core logging
  • Core Handling and Preservation – core orientation
  • Formation Tests – MDT and RFT
  • Data Acquisition Planning
  • Basic Production Logging
  • Multi-phase Fluid Analysis 

DAY THREE: ADVANCED LOGGING TOOLS AND FORMATION TESTERS

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – Applications and Limitations
  • Porosity, Irreducible Water Saturation, and Permeability Determination
  • Dielectric Tools Principles and Applications
  • Saturation Determination Parameters, m, n and CEC
  • Geochemical Logging Tools – Uses and Limitations
  • Reservoir Pressure Determination Tools
  • Fluid Sampling, Optical and Composition Fluid Analysers

DAY FOUR: PETROPHYSICS FOR UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES

  • Unconventional Petrophysical Needs
  • Mineralogy and TOC
  • Petrophysical Workflow for Shales and Tight Gas
  • Sorbed Gas vs Free Gas Estimates, Total Gas
  • Core Analysis and Overview of Procedures and Testing
  • Petrography
  • Applied Petrography

DAY FIVE: DATA PRESENTATION, SENSITIVITY STUDIES AND WAY FORWARD

  • Dataset Pitfalls
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Reporting of Results
  • Data Presentation and Database Management
  • Way Forward: Integration of Core, Log, and Test Data for Use in Reservoir Modelling
  • Project Selection and Optimisation
  • Project Presentation