This course represents the fundaments of logging techniques and petrophysical models. It focuses on intuitive log reading and a mindful petrophysical setup. It supports your understanding of logging response in rough conditions as well as the awareness that models are helpful, but can also lead to incorrect interpretation. This course strengthens your confidence in log reading which helps in interpretation, reviewing or simply integrating logs in your daily work.
This course is designed to give you a basic knowledge in the three main pillars in petrophysical log interpretation, which are:
- The bits and bytes of wireline logs (data acquired)
- Data integration (core, log, geological data)
- Petrophysical theory and application
When attending this course it is likely that you already had a petrophysical course at university or you already got in contact with wireline logs at your daily work. Maybe you got challenged by the question what those logs really mean in terms of vertical or horizontal resolution, what their significance or informative value is or how this can be translated into rock properties. Step by step, you will focus on specific physical properties and learn, what they tell us from the formation. You will learn the theoretical fundamentals for petrophysical log interpretation, the correct application for the reservoir present and about the uncertainty of the calculations. You will learn that the classical workflow needs back loops and data-integration to get reasonable results. During that investigation you will understand how logging techniques, borehole conditions or other external circumstances will influence your interpretation and how you can avoid pitfalls.Course Level: