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Integrated Petrophysics for Reservoir Characterization

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Integrated Petrophysics for Reservoir Characterization

Rock Typing and Facies Analysis

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09 - 13 Dec 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course? 

Participants on this 5-day intensive PetroKnowledge Integrated Petrophysics for Reservoir Characterization Online Training course should be for petrophysicists, geologists or engineers who use log data, core data and production data to produce facies and rock types for reservoir modelling. Understanding and developing a workflow synergy between these three disciplines is essential to improve workflow efficiency and reduce well planning risks.

By choosing this PetroKnowledge Online Training course, the participants will be able to utilize all forms of data that can support petrophysical and geological analysis of historical and recent wells to produce robust facies schemes and rock types that a reservoir engineer can use for history matching. Understanding the importance of fractures and being able to determine if they are good or bad, important or less important, and conclude the best applicable scenario to avoid or develop a fracture play. Participants will be able, despite their different working sectors, to deal with: different sedimentary models, variable type of rocks, different tools needed to acquire the most accurate data, analyse multiple types of logs to determine facies and fractures, evaluate the best workflow to derive rock types.

This PetroKnowledge Online Training course will highlight:

  • Understanding the fundamental reservoir characteristics of different geological plays, from fluvial, deltaic, deep marine, carbonate to basement
  • Facies analysis from core and utilizing all the petrophysical parameters derived from core to build robust rock types
  • Understanding upscaling from thin section, core, borehole images into the geological model through to simulation
  • Understanding log measurements from historical wells to the latest technology and how to incorporate this data into the reservoir model
  • Understand the limitations of data sets along with measurement requirements for effective reservoir development
  • Looking at the necessary parameters to build reservoir models, understanding geological analogues whilst honoring the petrophysical data
  • Learn to identify fractures from multiple data sets, and how to integrate their petrophysical parameters into the reservoir

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

The goals of this PetroKnowledge Online Training course are to enable the participants to generate petrophysically robust facies and rock types that honor the geological setting. By the end of this Online Training course, participants will learn to:

  • Understand different facies models and their sedimentary setting
  • Develop petrophysical rock types that honor the geological setting
  • Determine different rock types
  • Design tool strings that are essential to acquire the correct data for facies modelling
  • Analyze historical and recent data to identify fractures

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for?

This Online Training course will benefit petrophysicists, geologists, engineers, technical project managers and exploration managers who need to maximize the efficiency of an integrated team. This Online Training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Geologists
  • Petrophysicists
  • Reservoir engineers
  • Technical project managers
  • Exploration managers
  • Geo-modellers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This 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 any location of your choice.

Organisational Impact

The goals of this online course are to enable the participant to understand the G&G workflow from drilling to production and utilize all data available. The organizational impact:

  • Better synergy between disciplines
  • Smarter workflows increasing the work efficiency
  • Better understanding of the evolution of data from acquisition to reserve calculation
  • Improve data acquisition to acquire only essential data necessary to reduce uncertainty
  • Identify fractures early to prevent losses and drilling hazards

Personal Impact

Participants will understand the full G&G workflow and be able to integrate their work into a more accurate geological model:

  • Gain knowledge in other disciplines
  • Produce smarter workflows increasing the work efficiency
  • Learn to apply better petrophysical rock classes
  • Reduce costs by improving data acquisition
  • Improve career growth by improved workplace understanding

Daily Agenda

Day One: The Reservoir from Overview of Geological Framework - Different types of Plays, Facies Models and their key Petrophysical Parameters

  • Know the reservoir from sedimentological/field point of view
  • Study facies models
  • Look at present day and out crops analogues
  • Define carbonate rock classification and structure
  • Look at carbonate modern and outcrop examples

Day Two: Basic (Conventional) Core Analysis – Facies, Porosity, Permeability, MCIP and Borehole Image Analysis 

  • Define reservoir characterization
  • Define porosity and permeability
  • Explore the relationship between facies and porosity and permeability
  • Understand thin sections, core and MCIP data and its application
  • Utilization of facies derived from core and mud logs
  • Introduction to borehole images and electro facies

Day Three: Petrophysical Rock Types, Facies and Cross Plots, Look at the Data from Historical Log Data to the Latest Technology NMR, ECS, Sonic Scanner 

  • Understanding different methods of Rock Typing in clastics
  • Understanding different methods of rock typing in carbonates
  • Combining petrophysical cross-plots and facies
  • Understanding advance petrophysical logs
  • Integrating petrophysical parameters

Day Four: Introduce Petrophysical, Geological and Reservoir Engineering Rock types and Flow Units 

  • Understanding different flow units
  • Designing rock typing workflows to honor geological data
  • Creating robust facies for the geological model
  • Principals of upscaling
  • Incorporating production data into reservoir characterisation
  • Impact of different completion designs on production

Day Five: – Introduction to Fractures and the Geological Model 

  • Introduction to fractures
  • Recognizing fractures from core
  • Identifying fractures from borehole images
  • Locating fractures on mudlogs, openhole logs and production data
  • Impact of fractures on the geological model


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

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