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Special Core Analysis: Petrophysical Imaging Applications (RES44)


    This petrophysical imaging course skills participants in the fundamentals, application and integration of core computed tomography (CT) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging.
    The course covers both basic and advanced applications from basic core depth shift considerations to core orientation and differentiation of rock fluid interactions. The physics, equipment and data processing for CT and NMR measurements are reviewed and applied in practical reservoir characterisation and recovery examples.

    Course Level: Skill
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Jim Funk

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geologist, geophysicist, reservoir engineer or petrophysicist recommending or directing core analysis measurements

    • A core analyst or formation damage specialist working to develop improved laboratory measurements and procedures

    How we build your confidence

    • Documentation of the techniques, equipment, measurements and research for imaging and extraction of rock property measurements
    • You will learn to evaluate and analyse the data and the incorporation of the results

    The benefits from attending

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

    • X-ray CT imaging procedures and image acquisition parameters

    • Image data types and processing fundamentals
    • Image data limitations

    • Current and potential applications of image and log integration
    • NMR fundamentals and laboratory applications


    X-ray Fundamentals and Laboratory Imaging Tools
    • X-ray interactions, sources and detectors
    • Medical, Micro-CT and synchrotron beam equipment
    • Image acquisition and reconstruction
    • Imaging software

    Petrophysical Applications - Medical CT
    • Quantitative petrophysical measurements from Hounsfield CT numbers
    • CT imaging for fluid transport studies
    • Dual energy CT for mineralogical classification
    • CT image data for core orientation with image logs

    Petrophysical Applications - Micro-CT
    • Sample preparation and imaging techniques
    • Segmentation, feature extraction, and measurement tools
    • 3D modelling, meshing and networks
    • Digital rock techniques - networks, Lattice-Boltzmann, and density functional processes

    NMR Fundamentals and Laboratory Tools
    • NMR excitation and relaxation
    • NMR high field, low field, and field cycling equipment
    • NMR gradients and imaging

    NMR Pulse Sequences and Dimensions
    • Free Induction Decay, T1 and T2 measurements
    • NMR diffusion measurements
    • Multi-dimensional NMR T1/T2, T2/D

    Petrophysical Applications - NMR
    • T2 and diffusion methods for pore size and transport property measurements
    • Spatial T2 distributions
    • NMR and CT combination methods for heterogeneity
    • Methods for fluid identification
    • ROS determinations and imaging
    • Core and log NMR integration

    Customer Feedback

    "Good interactions in between topics presented and demonstration / exercises on the software." - Manager at Dolphin Energy



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