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Fundamentals of Formation Evaluation

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Fundamentals of Formation Evaluation

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22 - 26 Jul 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online training Course?

This PetroKnowledge online training course provides the participant with an intensive online training on the concepts of the petrophysical interpretation and well logging; in-depth understanding of the physical principles of the tools used in the logging operation and will cover the complete interpretation workflow for formation evaluation.

More specifically, by the end of this PetroKnowledge online training course, the participants will understand the rock and fluid properties; be able to read and interpret well logs; analyse the measurements and run the environmental corrections for the logging tools. The course will include an extensive online training for the log analysis starting with lithology identification, shale volume, porosity and water saturation.

In addition to this, the online course will fully cover the quality control and quality assurance process for the raw well logs and the interpretation outputs. The participants will be able to determine the reservoir fluid contacts and free water level; the basic Core analysis studies required for reducing the uncertainty in the log interpretation outputs such as porosity, permeability, and fluid saturation.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:

  • Tools’ physical principles and applications in formation evaluation
  • Full Quality Control and Quality Assurance for logging tools’ measurements
  • Detecting lithology and understanding the crossplots applications in the petrophysical workflow
  • Different log analysis workflows and QC on the outputs
  • Core analysis applications in reservoir characterization
  • Practical online training examples from different reservoir types

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge online training course, participants will learn the following:

  • Understanding the physical principles of main logging tools
  • Application of different quality control techniques to validate logging data
  • Perform full log analysis in clastics and carbonate reservoirs
  • Detecting the different reservoir fluid contacts and running pressure analysis
  • Calibration of the log analysis using different core measurements

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online training Course for?

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

  • Geologists
  • Reservoir engineers
  • Geophysicists
  • Petrophysicists/Log analysts
  • Geomodellers
  • Young subsurface professionals

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The online training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Organisational Impact

This PetroKnowledge online training course will help the participants and enrich their knowledge over different topics related to reservoir characterization and log interpretation. By the end of the course, the participants will have covered the following in detail:

  • Full QC/QA for the logging data including LWD and Wireline
  • Detect the reservoir lithology and use the various crossplots in formation evaluation
  • Run complete petrophysical analysis for logging activities in exploration and development wells
  • Evaluate pressure data and analyse pressure plots
  • Assess the legacy data and interpret analogues for new exploration areas

Personal Impact

The participants will understand the role of the log interpretation within the exploration and development campaigns in addition to a great exposure to the quality control of the well logs, either LWD or E-line. They will be able to run complete log analysis with in-depth understanding for the workflow using various crossplots to detect the lithological variations and reservoir characteristics.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Logging Tools and Logging Conveyance 

  • GR logging tool
  • Resistivity tools
  • Density and Neutron logging tools
  • Borehole fluid systems and pressure control
  • Invasion profile understanding
  • Acoustics logging tools
  • Advanced logging tools
  • Difference between openhole and cased hole logging
  • LWD versus wireline data

Day Two: Log Interpretation Workflow – Shale Volume and Porosity 

  • Basic Logs QC/QA, Depth matching, Logs splicing
  • Porosity compatible scales
  • Crossplots applications in formation evaluation
  • Shale volume calculation
  • Shale distribution in a reservoir rock
  • Porosity evaluation through the different porosity tools
  • Gas effect on well logs
  • Matrix correction for clastics and dolostone rocks
  • Independent porosity tools/core measurements

Day Three: Log Interpretation Workflow - Saturation Determination

  • Water resistivity calculation methods 
  • Hingle and Pickett Plots
  • True resistivity determination
  • Clean reservoir versus shaly reservoirs
  • Archie equation and Archie parameters
  • Saturation in shaly reservoirs – Shaly sand saturation equations
  • Effect of cementation factor and saturation exponent on the reservoir saturation
  • Independent saturation tools/core measurements

Day Four: Field Life Cycle – The Role of Log Analysis Through the Field Life

  • Exploration versus development petrophysics
  • Development of clastics and carbonate reservoirs
  • Reservoir Stresses
  • Rock mechanical properties
  • Pressure plots
  • Determination of the fluid contacts
  • Cutoff concepts
  • How to determine the reservoir potential
  • Permeability Modeling
  • Petrophysical inputs for static and dynamic modeling

Day Five: Formation Evaluation Workflows

  • Deterministic analysis
  • Clay versus Shale – Difference between the two workflows
  • Mineralogical interpretation
  • Calibration of the shale volume, porosity and water saturation
  • Practical examples/exercises using different well log data in clastic and carbonate reservoirs
  • Analysis using petrophysics Software packages – Concepts and applications


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

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  • 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.

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