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Applied Reservoir Petrophysics and Characterization (APRC) - Customized for Clients

This course can be customized to fit the needs of a client and be delivered in either 5 or 7 days. Course participants make 6 to 7 presentations during APRC Course. It is common that workshops, case studies and group discussions account for 30 to 40% of the classroom time. The delivery schedule included in the description is an example, the actual contents can be adjusted for the client's specfic purpose. 

  • Day 1 -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)
  • Day 2 -Basic (Conventional) Core Analysis - Sample Preparation and Selection
  • Determining bulk volume, pore volume and grain volume
  • Determining net mean stress for core analysis measurements
  • Core Porosity (Total and Effective)
  • Introduce BCA - Permeability (How and Why)
  • Day 3 -Introduce Petrophysical Rock Types, Facies and Capillary Pressure Concepts
  • Define Free Water Level, Hydrocarbon water contacts, Irreduciable water saturation and Height Above Free Water. 
  • Define pore throat radius as determined in the lab based on mercury injection and predicted from emperical techniques (Winland, Pittman, K-PHI Ratio and Aquilera) 
  • Day 4 -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
  • Introduce FZI and RQI 
  • Day 5 -Introduce the "3-Line Log Analysis quicklook analysis" - Method and Archie
  • Introduce the Advanced Flow Unit Concept (4-Component Startigraphic Modified Lorenz Plots and Modified Lorenz Plots as a key core-log integration technique)
  • Introduce well test determined flow capacity, flow regime and well bore condition (skin)
  • Day 6- Core-Log Integration and Using Merecury Injection Capillary Pressure Data to Confirm Petrophysical Rock Types, Pore Geometry and Clay effects
  • Introduce the concept of Saturation Height Modeling to confirm petrophysical rock type and to evaluate free water level using capillary pressure and mercury injection data 
  • Day 7- The importance of wettability and relative permeabiilty for understanding reservoir performance and characterization 
  • Workshop - relative permeability
  • Final Workshop - Core-Log Petrophysical Well Evaluation and Presentation
  • Participants complete a post course technical skills assessmnet (quiz)
    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
    • Basic (Conventional) Core Analysis - Sample Preparation and Selection
    • Determining bulk volume, pore volume and grain volume
    • Determining net mean stress for core analysis measurements
    • Core Porosity (Total and Effective)
    • Introduce BCA - Permeability (How and Why)
    • Workshop  - Quality assurance for routine core analysis 
    • Workshop -  Averaging permeability
    Day 3
    • Introduce Petrophysical Rock Types, Facies and Capillary Pressure Concepts
    • Define Free Water Level, Hydrocarbon water contacts, Irreduciable water saturation and Height Above Free Water. 
    • Define pore throat radius as determined in the lab based on mercury injection and predicted from emperical techniques (Winland, Pittman, K-PHI Ratio and Aquilera) 
    • Workshop - Using capillary pressure concepts to distribute initial fluids
    • Workshop - Create a Winland Plot
    Day 4
    • 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 5
    • Introduce the "3-Line Log Analysis quicklook analysis" - Method and Archie
    • Workshop - 3-Line Log Analysis and Interpretation
    • Workshop - Interpreting electrical rock properties (m and n)
    • Workshop - Complete a Pickett Plot
    • Workshop  - Complete a well analysis and present your results 
    • Introduce the Advanced Flow Unit Concept (4-Component Startigraphic Modified Lorenz Plots and Modified Lorenz Plots as a key core-log integration technique)
    • Introduce well test determined flow capacity, flow regime and well bore condition (skin)
    • Workshop - Flow Units and Well Test Analysis    
    Day 6
    • Core-Log Integration and Using Merecury Injection Capillary Pressure Data to Confirm Petrophysical Rock Types, Pore Geometry and Clay effects
    • Workshop - Interpreting Petrophysical Rock Types from high pressure mercury injection
    • Introduce the concept of Saturation Height Modeling to confirm petrophysical rock type and to evaluate free water level using capillary pressure and mercury injection data 
    • Workshop - Participants complete a well analysis and saturation height model and sensitivity analysis 
    Day 7
    • The importance of wettability and relative permeabiilty for understanding reservoir performance and characterization 
    • Workshop - relative permeability and wettability
    • Final Workshop - Core-Log Petrophysical Well Evaluation and Presentation
    • Participants complete a post course technical skills assessmnet (quiz) 
    Learning activity mix

    Subsurface professionals that are supporting field appraisal, developement, static or dynamic modeling in the Oil & Gas Industry

    Knowledge of wireline log analysis and a basic understanding of Geology

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