Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Petrophysics ,
Field Development Planning
Duration5 Days
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Advanced Reservoir Monitoring

This immersive workshop teaches you how to interpret your most difficult reservoir monitoring scenarios and to diagnose unique reservoir behaviors not included in classical interpretation techniques. Focused on reservoir monitoring logging techniques, this course teaches you specific strategies for the use and interpretation of pulsed neutron logging, formation resistivity measurements (Rt) behind steel and non-conductive casing, pressure measurements, and fluid sampling behind casing. Through a hands-on interactive workshop, using your data and problems, you learn how to adjust your interpretation techniques for reservoir and field-wide phenomenon, especially in water flooding operations.  

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    • Reservoir fluids
    • Reservoir drive mechanisms
    • Inflow and outflow performance
    • Justifying running reservoir monitoring logs

    Day 2

    • Nuclear physics of reservoir monitoring and pulsed neutron logging (PNL)
    • PNL tools and scintillation detectors
    • PNL for Capture cross section measurements

    Day 3

    • PNL for Carbon/Oxygen (C/O) logging applications
    • Combined capture and inelastic modes to monitor injection water sweep
    • Log-Inject-Log to estimate Residual Oil Saturation
    • Gravel pack monitoring

    Day 4

    • Stand-alone PNL data acquisition and interpretations in wells with limited data
    • Cased Hole Formation Resistivity behind steel casing
    • Formation resistivity behind non-conductive casing
    • Pressure measurements and sampling behind casing

    Day 5

    • Field mapping of water flood to identify unswept zones
    • X-well electromagnetic imaging
  • Audience

    Petrophysicists and production engineers experienced with reservoir monitoring logging and log interpretation.

  • Prerequisites

    Greater than 2 years of experience interpreting reservoir monitoring logs is recommended.  You are encouraged to bring difficult log examples for in-class discussion and interpretation.

  • Prerequisites

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