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Basic Petrophysics

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
OG227 09 - 13 Jun 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This interactive, applications-driven 5-day PetroKnowledge training course will highlight the techniques and principles of petrophysics for oil industry professionals who need to deal with wireline and/or LWD log data interpretation and the integration with core and mud logging information.

The training course will explore the tools response to different lithologies and will help participants understand log readings, applications and limitations. It will instruct them with the basic Petrophysical concepts as well as the log interpretation techniques and procedures for the correct evaluation of well logs on clean and shaly sand formations.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?  

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the physical principles of main open hole logging tools
  • Understand the basic petrophysics principles
  • Know the main applications and limitations of the different readings
  • Perform a quick qualitative interpretation to determine possible interest zones
  • Perform a complete formation evaluation on a shaly sand environment

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for? 

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Exploration Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Petr physicists
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Oil & Gas industry professionals involved in logging data interpretation and validation  

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented, the sessions will include visual, auditory and kinesthetic elements to cover the three different learning modalities. The daily sessions will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exercises that will be solved manually and/or using Microsoft Excel. 

Organisational Impact

The organization will benefit because:

  • Personnel trained on log interpretation will help reduce human mistakes and improve efficiency
  • Personnel will be able to better assess data quality and integrity
  • Personnel motivation will increase as they understand better some critical data that is needed for their daily job

Personal Impact

  • Obtain a full understanding of logging tools principles and applications
  • Learn the principles and key indicators for log quality assurance and quality control
  • Learn basic methods and techniques for log interpretation

Daily Agenda

Day One: Basic Logging and Petrophysical Concepts

  • Porosity and Permeability concepts and classification
  • The reservoir: minimum conditions for productivity
  • Introduction to Well Logging
  • Log classification according to the measured properties
  • Auxiliary measurements, uses and common issues
  • Basic measurements: Gamma Ray and Spontaneous Potential
  • Core Analysis Principles
  • Integration of Mud Logging and Core Analysis with well logs

Day Two: Resistivity and Conductivity Logging Tools

  • Resistivity Theory
  • The borehole environment: invasion profile
  • Principles and applications of laterologs
  • Microresistivity devices, principles and applications
  • Resistivity tools limitations
  • Conductivity tools, uses and limitations
  • LWD resistivity determination tools
  • Calibrations and log quality control parameters
  • RT determination  

Day Three: Nuclear Logging Tools

  • Basic principles of nuclear physics applied to borehole logging
  • Formation density tools, principles and applications
  • The photoelectric factor, a key lithology indicator
  • Hydrogen index: Neutron tools principles and applications
  • Porosity determination from density and neutron logs
  • Porosity compatible scales and density-neutron crossover
  • LWD nuclear logging tools
  • Lithology determination on simple cases
  • Calibrations and log quality control parameters

Day Four: Acoustic Logging Tools and Introduction to Formation Evaluation

  • Acoustic waves propagation in the borehole
  • Basic sonic tools, borehole compensation
  • Sonic porosity compared to density-neutron
  • Dipole sonic tools, applications
  • Mechanical properties determination and uses
  • Common sonic issues in the borehole
  • LWD acoustic tools
  • Formation evaluation principles
  • Qualitative log interpretation techniques
  • Rw determination methods
  • Crossplots utilization, Hingle and Pickett plots
  • Graphical interpretation techniques for porosity and lithology

Day Five: Complete Formation Evaluation for Simple Lithology

  • Saturation determination: Archie equation
  • Complete formation evaluation for clean lithology using Archie
  • Other saturation determination equations
  • Hydrocarbon effects on log readings
  • Complete formation evaluation for shaly sand lithology using Simandoux
  • Group discussion on interpretation results

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Basic Petrophysics


Code Date Venue Fees
OG227 09 - 13 Jun 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

This interactive, applications-driven 5-day PetroKnowledge training course will highlight the techniques and principles of petrophysics for oil industry professionals who need to deal with wireline and/or LWD log data interpretation and the integration with core and mud logging information.

The training course will explore the tools response to different lithologies and will help participants understand log readings, applications and limitations. It will instruct them with the basic Petrophysical concepts as well as the log interpretation techniques and procedures for the correct evaluation of well logs on clean and shaly sand formations.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?  

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for? 

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented, the sessions will include visual, auditory and kinesthetic elements to cover the three different learning modalities. The daily sessions will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exercises that will be solved manually and/or using Microsoft Excel. 

Organisational Impact

The organization will benefit because:

Personal Impact

Daily Agenda

Day One: Basic Logging and Petrophysical Concepts

Day Two: Resistivity and Conductivity Logging Tools

Day Three: Nuclear Logging Tools

Day Four: Acoustic Logging Tools and Introduction to Formation Evaluation

Day Five: Complete Formation Evaluation for Simple Lithology

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