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ONLINE: Core Analysis Fundamentals and Technology (RES945)


    This course introduces participants to established principles of modern core analysis including advanced imaging techniques.
    The procedures and tools for core retrieval and analysis are reviewed along with their optimal use and the uncertainty in the measurements they provide.
    Covered in the course is the complete handling of the core and its measurements. These extend from sample selection, data acquisition and quality control to analysis, reporting, simple modelling and integration.

    Course Structure: 4 hours per day, 3 days
    Each day will consist of 2 modules of 2 hours each with multiple breaks.

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill
    Duration: 3 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


    Day 1 - Coring and Conventional Core Analysis
    • Coring - objectives, specialised coring techniques, types, sizes, and equipment
    • Core quality control and sample selection, highlighting the use of x-ray CT techniques for heterogeneity, characterisation and log calibration
    • Conventional core analyses for porosity, permeability, mineralogy and saturation
    • Quality control of conventional tests and reports along with adjustments to reservoir conditions
    • Examples and exercises

    Day 2 - Methods for Formation Evaluation - Reserves
    • Electrical property measurements (resistivity and dielectric) with models for carbonates and shaly sands
    • NMR techniques for petrophysics and fluid typing
    • Capillarity and wettability measurement techniques and models
    • Saturation height function applications and well log correlations
    • Examples and exercises

    Day 3 - SCAL for Reservoir Dynamics and Simulations
    • Single phase dispersivity and multi-phase relative permeability displacement tests and methods
    • Quality control of SCAL tests and preparing relative permeability results for reservoir simulation
    • Specialised tests for EOR and unconventionals
    • Introduction to digital rock methods in core analysis

    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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