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ONLINE: Integrated Petrophysics - How to Use Special Core Analysis with Modern Logs (PPH931)


    This course does more than calibrate your density log with core grain density and porosity. It starts with the conventional core analysis laboratory procedures necessary to create the compatible data sets required for proper special core analysis (SCAL) integration. It then describes the SCAL procedures for static and dynamic geo-models logically, in sequence, integrating SCAL results with powerful, modern logs to show how key reservoir parameters are better quantified with SCAL. NMR, Dielectric, Cross Dipole sonic, 3D resistivity, Lithoscanner and MDT output are all cross-calibrated and welded into the fabric of a true, modern, integrated petrophysical evaluation. These evaluations are robust, overdetermined and grounded in routine and special core analysis. Integration techniques are explained in terms of the question being asked, the physical basis of the core-log data being used and the steps necessary to quantitatively integrate the SCAL with logs and geo-models.
    The course follows a logical, systematic structure, which enhances understanding of the where, why and how of modern core-log integration.
    Lithology, porosity, saturation-height, absolute and relative permeability, residual oil saturation, natural fractures, FWL, TOC and mechanical properties for brittleness and fracturing are addressed, with the relevant special core and log data identified, explained and carefully integrated within a logical framework using interactive petrophysics software.
    This course explains how to perform comprehensive core-log integration on legacy data and arms you with a clear understanding of what is and what is not critical to acquire in your particular petrophysical reservoir type, saving time and money during drilling, completion and development.

    Course Structure:
    • 3 modules of 4 hours each, delivered over 3 days
    • Optional: Pre-course self-learning module
    • Optional: Post-course self learning module incl. Q&A opportunity

    Course Level: Skill
    Duration: 3 days
    Instructor: Mark Deakin

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A petrophysicist, reservoir engineer, core analyst, geologist or engineer who builds or uses static or dynamic reservoir models
    • A professional with a year or more experience with core-log integration

    How we build your confidence

    This course will teach you how to use all your legacy conventional and special core data with all your logs, old and new.

    This course consists of five components to expand and maximise the course content delivery. The course content is varied and stimulating and includes short focused instructor videos; course notes extracts; micro-practicals, cornerstone 4 hour daily VILT sessions; before and after self-learning modules; Question & Answer sessions; industry videos & exercises; comprehensive Petrophysical Toolbox; Petro DB extracts; HPV sensitivities; How to demos; Quizzes & Answers

    Before and After Self-Learning Modules
    These modules are an important extra component of the course:
    • Pre is designed to focus and prepare you for the main VILT session
    • Post allows you to practise and quiz yourselves and the instructor before closing out the course

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • How to acquire conventional and special core data, from mud systems to laboratory
    • Essential techniques of core-log integration
    • How to identify the key data channels in modern logs you need
    • What integration techniques to apply to what special core analysis data

    Note: All calculations are performed real-time on Interactive Petrophysics (IP) software.


    This course covers the Lab apparatus, process and brief explanation of conventional CCA and all major Special Core Analysis (SCAL) including:
    • Essential conventional core-log integration
    • Integrating different scales of measurement
    • Pore volume compressibility
    • Routine core porosity calibration of density, NMR, neutron and sonic logs
    • Routine core permeability calibration of NMR, porosity, HPV, etc.

    • Quality control of routine and special core analysis

    • Reservoir Rock Typing (RRT): Why and how? Facies, NMR, FMI, FZI, HFU. RRT without core
    • Application of RRT during core-log integration

    • Archie m, n, CEC, BQv
    • SCAL electrical properties use, abuse and correct implementation
    • Using RCA, SCAL & modern logs to solve Low Resistivity Low Contrast (LRLC) pay problems
    • SCAL NMR lab tests: CBW, BFV, T2, T1 cut-offs, Qv techniques
    • Integration of SCAL NMR with logs, use, abuse and alternatives compared
    • Dean Stark extraction and Sw

    • Capillary pressure (Pc) explained
    • Porous plate, centrifuge, mercury Injection
    • Interfacial Tension (IFT)
    • Wettability Amott & USBM
    • Lab to reservoir fluid conversions
    • How to check and correct lab Pc data
    • What’s wrong with the engineer’s standalone core based saturation-height function?
    • How to fit Pc data: Foil, J Function, Lambda, Skelt Harrison
    • Integrating core saturation height functions with logs: Resistivity, n, NMR, Porosity, Sigma, MDT

    • Routine Dean Stark and other core saturation integrations with resistivity, saturation-height, NMR, Dielecric, Sigma

    • SCAL relative permeability tests: Steady vs. Unsteady state
    • Integration of SCAL rel. perm data with log analysis for kw, ko and kg. fractional flow equation

    • Wettability: impact on capillary pressure, relative permeability and Sor
    • Is your reservoir non-strongly water wet? What to do in the lab? What to do for core-log integration?

    • Residual oil saturation
    • Reducing residual oil saturation

  • Do your results concur with field observations? What to do
  • Customer Feedback

    "The content is very close to the reality of my work. Much of it can be integrated into work processes and will help to improve workflows and results. Mark's slides are very good (detailed but reduced to the essentials). He has a very good level of knowledge and he also can explain it very well." - Petrophysicist at Wintershall Dea

    "This course gave me another idea to evaluate the current project I have been doing to support reservoir evaluations." - Petrophysicist at Valeura

    "The course is giving practical ideas and tools to solve even complicated problems." - Petrophysicist at MOL

    "The instructor has a big amount of practical knowledge." - Petrophysicist at Lime Petroleum

    "The course related to real data sets and experience in data interpretation. I immediately knew to which of my own datasets I can apply what I learned." - Core Analysis Advisor at Wintershall Dea

    "Excellent material and examples." - Reservoir Engineer at Beach Energy

    "Interesting way to explain petrophysical problems." - Petrophysicist at Oil & Gas Institute

    "I liked the applicability of the developed topics in our daily activities." - Petrophysicist at Ecopetrol

    "Excellent training. Mark is over the top." - Petrophysicist at Ecopetrol



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