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Advanced Formation Evaluation in Carbonates, Clastics and Basement Rock (40H-RILS)

This remote delivered course covers advanced knowledge and expertise in formation evaluations in carbonates, clastics and basement rock and will be suitable for all geoscientists and engineers, It can be delivered as public or private.  The agenda can customized to for private offerings.

  • Geology of Carbonates and Clastics
  • Core analysis to obtain porosity, and permeability
  • Shale Analysis: Elemental Capture Spectroscopy to give evaluations of lithology and shale volume, evaluation of dispersed and laminated shales, definition and measurement of the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
  • Thin Beds (TB) and Low resistivity pay (LRP) zones: This is an outline of the various techniques to evaluate TB and LRP reservoirs including borehole imaging, NMR and Rt Scanner
  • Log Interpretations in Clastics: This covers the various shaly-sand equations both the empirical versions (e.g. Indonesia, Nigeria, etc..) and the excess conductivity equations (e.g. Waxman-Smits, Dual Water, etc..)
  • Permeability estimations in clastics reservoirs
  • Geology and Petrophysics of Basement Rock
  • Log Interpretations in Carbonates that covers the following: 
    • Variable-m and the Formation Factor
    • Wettability and variable-n from logs
    • Effect of Vugs and fractures
    • Macro and Microporosity
    • Permeability estimations in Carbonates
  • Pore Geometry and Flow Units covering:
    • Capillary Pressure Measurements and capillary pressure obtained from NMR
    • Introduction to Petrophysical Rock Typing
    • Flow Units applying modified Lorenz principle
    • Introduction to Saturation Height Modeling

Workshops: 1-2 hours daily of workshop examples


  • Module 1 - Course Introduction and 3-Line Conceptual Log Analysis
  • Module 2 - Geology of Carbonates
  • Module 3 - Geology of Sandstones
  • Workshops
  • Pre Course Quiz


  • Module 4 - Dolomitization
  • Module 5 - Review of Routine Core Analysis (porosity and permeability)
  • Module 6 - Overview of Capillary Pressure
  • Workshops
  • Quiz
  • Module 7 - Shale Analysis and Mineralogy Logs
  • Module 8 - Evaluations of Laminated and Dispersed shale
  • Applied workshops
  • Module 9 - Evaluations of Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) from cores and well logs
  • Module 10 - Thin Bed Evaluations and Low Resistivity pay zones
  • Applied workshops
  • Module 11 - Archie water saturation and water saturation in shaly-sand
  • Module 12 - Empirical shaly-sand equations and techniques
  • Workshops
  • Quiz
  • Module 13 - Excess conductivity equations (Dual-water, Waxman-Smits and others
  • Module 14 - Permeability Estimates in Clastics
  • Workshops
  • Quiz
  • Module 15 - Log Evaluations in Carbonates
  • Module 16 - Variable m and n
  • Module 17 - Formation Factor Applications
  • Workshops
  • Quiz
  • Module 18 - The effects of micro porosity
  • Module 19 - Estimating Permeability in Carbonates
  • Workshops
  • Quiz
  • Module 20 - Geology of Basement Rocks
  • Module 21- The concept of probabilistic interpretations
  • Introduction to Petrophysical Rock Types
  • Workshops
  • Quiz

Module 23 -  Overview of Saturation Height Modeling Using Petrophysical Rock Types

Module 24 - Applied Flow Units for Petrophysical Evaluations

Workshops

Quiz

Course Wrap-Up

This course will be suitable for all geoscientists and engineers

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