Basic Formation Evaluation

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Basic Formation Evaluation

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This interactive, applications-driven 5-day Basic Formation Evaluation training course will highlight the techniques and principles of formation evaluation for oil industry professionals who needs to deal with wireline and/or LWD logs in their job environment.

This PetroKnowledge 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:

  • Discussions on tools physical principles and applications
  • Tool limitations on different borehole environments
  • Tips and examples to identify and understand common logging issues
  • Explanation of petrophysical concepts and techniques for formation evaluation
  • Application of interpretation methods in several examples and exercises

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

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

  • Understand the physical principles of main logging tools
  • Apply basic quality control techniques to validate logging data
  • 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

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

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

  • Engineers in exploration and production departments
  • Geologists, geophysicist and petrophysicist
  • Petroleum, reservoir and drilling engineers
  • In general, all other oil & gas industry professionals who are involved in logging data interpretation and validation

How will this Training Course be Presented?

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. 

Daily Agenda

Day One: Basic Logging and Petrophysical Concepts

Competency Description: It is crucial that the participant understand the basic concepts and physical principles that rule all the tools, procedures and techniques used to evaluate hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Topics to be covered

  • 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

Day Two: Resistivity and Conductivity Logging Tools

Competency Description: Learn the applications of resistivity and conductivity logging tools to well log interpretation, their use to determine important parameters for proper reservoir evaluation and hydrocarbon detection and quantification.

Topics to be covered

  • 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

Competency Description: Learn the applications of nuclear logging tools to well log interpretation, their use to determine important parameters for proper reservoir evaluation and hydrocarbon detection and quantification.

Topics to be covered

  • 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

Competency Description: Learn the applications of acoustic logging tools to well log interpretation, their use to determine important parameters for proper reservoir evaluation and hydrocarbon detection and quantification. Learn the basics of formation evaluation in simple lithologies.

Topics to be covered

  • 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

Competency Description: Learn methods and techniques of formation evaluation in simple shaly-sand lithologies including graphical interpretation methods.

Topics to be covered

  • 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


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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