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Core Analysis Fundamentals and Technology (RES45)


    This course introduces participants to established principles of modern core analysis including advanced imaging techniques.
    The course covers the complete handling of the core along with procedures and tools for core measurements. The topics and engineering examples extend from sample selection, data acquisition and quality control to analysis, reporting, petrophysical modelling and integration.
    Upon completion participants will be skilled and ready to design, implement and evaluate a successful coring and core analysis program.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 4 days
    Instructor: Jim Funk

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geologist, geophysicist, reservoir engineer or petrophysicist who will recommend or use core analysis measurements
    • A core analyst, formation damage specialist or laboratory technician working to develop improved laboratory measurements and procedures
    • A database professional tasked with developing core and rock property databases

    How we build your confidence

    • Concise summaries of the techniques, equipment and measurement basics for conventional, special and imaging rock property measurements are provided
    • You learn the best combination of tests and techniques for an optimal core analysis program
    • You learn to evaluate and analyse the raw data, calculate the uncertainty and incorporate the results

    The benefits from attending

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

    • Coring operations, core types, sizes and limitations
    • Core handling procedures and non-destructive qualitative and quantitative core characterisation
    • Techniques, uncertainty and quality control for routine core analyses
    • Resistivity and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques and fundamentals for saturation measurements and models
    • Capillarity and pore structure methods
    • Experimental techniques and uncertainty for multi-phase displacement mechanisms and specialised tests for formation evaluation


    • Coring objectives, techniques, types and sizes
    • Core handling, sample selection and non-destructive characterisation techniques
    • Conventional core analyses
    • Storage capacity
    • Permeability and transmissibility
    • Mineralogy
    • Saturation determination
    • Capillarity
    • Displacement tests and methods
    • Specialised tests

    Customer Feedback

    "All the procedures & methods were nicely summarized and were very useful to understand and compare." - Sr. Reservoir Engineer at ADCO



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