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Applied Reservoir Petrophysical Characterization - 5 Day Version

This Applied Reservoir Petrophsyics course can be customized to fit the needs of a client and delivered in 5 days. Course participants make 3 presentations during APRC Course. It is common that workshops, case studies and group discussions account for 30 to 40% of the classroom time. The content of this course is based on NExT/SLB professional petrophysical technical papers presented between 2012 and 2018. The delivery schedule included in the description is an example, the actual contents can be adjusted for the client's specfic purpose.        

Day 1
  • Welcome and Introduction - Establish participant expectations and objectives
  • Participants complete a pre-course technical assessment 
  • Overview of Geological Framework 
  • Overview of Applied Petrophysical Quick Look Analysis Using Thin Sections for Carbonates and Clastics
  • Overview of Lab based mineralogy (XRD and FTIR)

Practical Workshops

Day 2
  • Introduce Petrophysical Rock Types, Facies and Capillary Pressure Concepts
  • Define Free Water Level, Hydrocarbon water contacts, Irreducible water saturation and Height Above Free Water. 
  • Define pore throat radius as determined in the lab based on mercury injection and predicted from empirical techniques (Winland, Pittman, K-PHI Ratio and Aguilera) 
  • Workshop - Using capillary pressure concepts to distribute initial fluids

Workshop - Create a Winland Plot and Complete a basic Petrophysical Analysis

Day 3
  • Introduce using statistical methods (CDF and Histograms) to determine petrophysical rock types (PRTs) for cores and logs
  • Workshop - Defining Petrophysical rock types based on porosity and permeability
  • Defining Pore Throat Radius and Petrophysical Rock Types in depth space for single wells
  • Workshop - Complete a well analysis in depth space and determine the number of PRTs and quality check the process
  • Introduce FZI and RQI   

Workshop - Complete a PRT analysis using FZI and RQI 

Day 4
  • Applied Capillary Pressure for Reservoir Charcterization
  • Integration and Using Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure Data to Confirm Petrophysical Rock Types, Pore Geometry
  • Workshop - Interpreting Petrophysical Rock Types from high pressure mercury injection
  • Saturation Height Modeling - Based on Petrophysical Rock Types & Levervett J 
  • Workshop - Saturaton Height Modeling
Day 5
  • Applied Flow Unit Analysis - Using 2012 and 2019 Methods
  • Workshop - Flow Unit Workshop
  • Introduce - Detailed Well Review and Final Workshop  
  • Complete Final Technical Assessment
  • Course Summary and Wrap-Up
Learning activity mix

Any subsurface technical professional

  1. Pore geometry based petrophysics
  2. Applied petrophysical rock types
  3. Integration of Facies and petrophysical rock types
  4. Applied Capillary Pressure
  5. Saturation Height Modeling
  6. Applied Flow Units
  7. Verification of Petrophysical Rock Types
  8. Introduction to Relative Permeabiliity and Wettability

A working understanding of core-log integration, petrophysical rock types, saturation height modeling and applied flow units.

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Client Testimonials

Fabulous course ! excellent instructor ! It's got a great number of reviews and updates of seismic inversion techniques as well as very practical Petrel exercises.
Fabulous course ! excellent instructor ! It's got a great number of reviews and updates of seismic inversion techniques as well as very practical Petrel exercises.

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