Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Petrophysics
LevelFoundation
Duration5 Days
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Coring, Wellsite Handling and Conventional Core Analysis

This course will give participants a complete overview of the coring process, including core techniques and wellsite handling.  Designing a core program, conventional core analysis and an introduction to capillary pressure and saturation height modeling.

Day one of this course will provide participants with an overview of the coring process.  The day will continue to cover core equipment and the designing of a coring program.

Day two, participants will learn about wellsite core handling. core sample preparation, core visualization, sample cleaning, drying and an introduction to why wettability is important. The day conludes with an overview over geology properties from the core and mineralogy. 

Day three participants of this course focuses on routine core analysis and standard petrophysical properties related to storage and flow capacity.

Day four participants learn about the importanace of capillary pressure, fluid-contacts, HAFWL and complete hands-on workshops. 

Day five participants learn why core-log integrtation is important and are introducted to concept of saturation height modeling and complete a simple saturation height workshops.

  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Course Intrpooduction and Overview Coring Process 

    • Introduction, set course objectives and class participants complete a techncial course assessment 
    • Why core data is important 
    • Coring process and options
    • Core equipment
    • Designing a coring program   
    • Determining net mean stress and stress conditions for lab measurements
    • Workshops (To be determined based on participants and specfic requirments) 

    Day one of this course will provide participants with an overview of the coring process.  The day will continue to cover core equipment and the designing of a coring program.                 

    Day 2

    Wellsite Core Handling and Core Sample Preparation

    • Wellsite core handling  
    • Core sample preparation
    • Core visualization CT-Scan, Core Gamma Ray and Slabbing
    • Core cleaning (removing drilling fluids, hydrocarbons, water and salt)
    • Core drying methods 
    • Wettability concerns
    • Core lithology, geology and mineralogy 
    • Core analysis workshops 

    On the second day, participants will learn about wellsite core handling. core sample preparation, core visualization, sample cleaning, drying and an introduction to why wettability is importan. The day conludes with an overview over geology properties from the core and mineralogy. 

    Day 3

    Conventional Core Analysis

    • Porosity and Why it is important
    • Bulk volume - measurement options 
    • Pore volume - measurement options
    • Grain volume - measurement options
    • Total porosity - why it is important
    • Effective porosity - why it is important
    • Conventional Core Analysis Porosity based workshops 
    • Permeability and how it is measured
    • Permeability workshop

    On day three of this course the course focuses on routine core analysis and standard petrophysical properties related to storage and flow capacity.

    Day 4

    Introduction to Capillary Pressure (SCAL) and Saturation

    • Determining fluid saturation in conventional core analysis
    • Introduction to special core analysis (SCAL)
    • What is capillary pressure
    • Defining pore throat radius, free-water level and fluid contacts
    • Capillary Pressure workshop
    • Defining height above free water level (HAFWL)
    • HAFWL workshop 

    On day four, participants will learn about the importanace of capillary pressure, fluid-contacts, HAFWL and complete hands-on workshops. 

    Day 5

    Introduction to Core-Log Integration and Saturation Height Modeling

    • Introduction core-log integration (Lithology, Porosity, Permability and Fluid Saturation) 
    • Introduction to 3-Line log quicklook method
    • Well Log workshop
    • Introduction to Saturation Height Model (Excel)
    • Saturation Height Model (Excel) workshop
    • End of class final technical assessment
    • End of class wrap-up  
  • Topics

    This course covers the following topics

    • overview of the coring process.  
    • designing of a coring program.
    • wellsite core handling. core sample preparation, core visualization, sample cleaning, drying and
    • introduction to why wettability is important.
    • geology properties from the core and mineralogy. 
    • conventional core analysis (volumes, porosity and permeability)
    • capillary pressure, fluid-contacts, HAFWL and pore  throat radius
    • core-log integrtation
    • introducted to concept of saturation height modeling
  • Audience

    This course is intended for any technical person involved in coring or core analysis.

  • Prerequisites

    Participant in the course should have a technical background.

  • Prerequisites

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