Coring and Core Analysis

An Intensive 3-Day Training Course

Coring and Core Analysis

Application to Reservoir Characterisation

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course? 

This PetroKnowledge Coring and Core Analysis training course is designed for those who want to enrich their geological, geophysical, petrophysical and reservoir engineering knowledge and experience with some real rock data and knowing where this data is coming from and how they were interpreted in addition to maximize the usage of such 3d real data in hand. By choosing this training course, all attendees will be able to differentiate between good and bad data, how to retrieve what they need from core reports, link their work and interpretation to solid conclusive material especially for facies, zonation and petrophysical parameters.

All attendees will have, by the end of this training course, a strong knowledge on what analysis, lab work is used for, and even the type/methods used to request once the core is ready as well as having a good quality control scheme on presented data by the coring company. One thing that is very important for both geologist and reservoir engineers is to have a reasonable justification and explanation to some odd reservoir behavior and ambiguities 

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Why we need a core and what is the maximum we can get from
  • How to have a good core and hence accurate analysis
  • The application of core data and analysis onto reservoir rock evaluation
  • How core can help explaining odd reservoir behavior and ambiguities
  • All type of tools and lab analysis that we can have what they provide per reservoir type
  • Link all core interpreted data to environment of deposition, modeling and volumetric

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

The main goals of this Coring and Core Analysis training course are enriching the participants’ knowledge with in-depth core data, understanding of the coring procedure and importance, maximizing the usage of core analysis, learning the benefits of core interpreted data to geologists and engineers, creating the best justification several reservoir behavior ambiguities and linking all results in hand to future facies/zonation and modeling 

At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Know the vital role of coring
  • what to get from core analysis
  • Maximize the usage of core data
  • Understand and justify possible reservoir behavior ambiguities
  • Apply interpreted core data to environment and facies

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of exploration, development and reservoir engineering staff but will greatly benefit:

  • Petrophysicists
  • All geologists and modeler
  • Reservoir engineers
  • Geophysicists


How will this Training Course be Presented?

Training Methodology 

The instructor will involve the participants not only by showing and interpreting the course material together, in detail, but they will work together by projecting their previous knowledge onto the course. Some samples and videos will be also reviewed and discussed along with a self -evaluation point quizzes during the course path so the course will hopefully be more fruitful.


Organisational Impact

Companies sending their employees to attend this “Coring and Core Analysis” training course will have multiple benefits impact as:

  • It will upgrade their staff with all related core knowledge
  • Participants will learn the merge between core facies zonation and log correlation zones
  • They will gain control on all core and coming data and report (quality, best usage, etc.)
  • Enforcing the team work between petrophysicists, RE and sedimentologists
  • Reshaping positively skills of all participants
  • They will understand the vital role coring sedimentology can play

Personal Impact

Participants will gain on personal basis both direct and indirect benefits as:

  • They will enhance their sedimentological knowledge
  • Establish and or fortify the core application onto G&G&E work
  • Help in their career growth and put more weight to their personnel CV
  • Emphasize and Hone more onto team work
  • Enrich depositional environment and facies interpretation related experience
  • Learn and understand more on reservoir characteristics

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Coring – Why and How 

  • What is coring and why
  • Coring objectives, procedure ad used tools
  • Planning for coring and core types
  • Handling and cleaning the core
  • Clastics and carbonate cores industry reports

 Day Two: From Core Preservation to Analysis 

  • Core preservation, drying and sampling
  • Core analysis, SWC, type and tool
  • A brief on SCAL
  • Core from field to lab
  • Core Gamma and well logs
  • Core photo types Vs lithostratigraphy and hydrocarbon description
  • Petrography, SEM and photomicrograph

 Day Three: From Sedimentological Core Description to Full Interpretation 

  • Core description
  • Sedimentary log
  • Sedimentary facies and facies association
  • XRD, XRF, Ø types, K, packing, etc.
  • Getting the maximum out of the core
  • Project Core sedimentary facies to E logs
  • From Core interpretation to mapping and modeling



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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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