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This course provides a complete overview of wellsite operations from the perspective of the Operations Geologist and the Wellsite Geologist. The focus is on being able to understand the job functions that are typically performed at the wellsite, and what use is made of the large amounts of data collected. The course will also provide an overview of essential drilling operations that have a direct bearing on these discliplines.
Wellsite geologists study rock cuttings from oil and gas wells to determine what rock formations are being drilled into and how drilling should proceed. They identify critical strata from core samples and rock-cutting data and build up knowledge of the structure being drilled. They are experienced geologists, deciding when specialized tests should be carried out and, ultimately, when to stop drilling. They send reports and logs of completed drilling to the operations geologist and offer geological advice to oil company representatives. They also incorporate health and safety requirements in daily geological operations. Wellsite geologists also liaise with drilling engineers, petroleum engineers and mudloggers during the course of projects.
Participants will learn the techniques used by wellsite geologists in formation evaluation through a combination of lectures and exercises that can typically be done at the wellsite. At the end of the course, the participants should have a good understanding and knowledge of the requirements of both Operations and Wellsite Geology.
The course will blend classroom instruction with several practical exercise sessions. If location permits, a visit to a wellsite can be arranged.
What is an Operations and Wellsite Geologist?
Exploration and Drilling Programs – Risk assessment, regional analysis, pre-drill data acquisition.
Components of a prospect
Overview of Petroleum Geology
The Petroleum system – elements & processes
The Reservoir – Sedimentary Environments
The Trap – Structure & Stratigraphy
Mapping and Cross-Sections
Pore Systems and Flow Units
Reserves and Resources – classification and categories
Data Types and Management
Wireline Data – open and cased hole, testing, LWD and MWD
Mud Logging Data – geological, drilling, pressure
Core Data – whole core and sidewall coreDay 2
The drilling team – who does what?
Types of Drilling rigs
Rig Sub-systems – power, hoisting, rotary, circulating, well control
Drilling tools and components – including drilling fluid
Well control – kicks causes – basic calculations – safety equipment – kill methods
Planning a Well
Directional Drilling – methods and calculations
The Logging unit – components and functions
Services – monitoring, sampling, analysis
Cuttings analysis and description
The mud log
Safety considerations – monitoring, overpressure, downtime
Gas detection and analysis – types of gas – gas shows – equipment and methods
Coring and Core Analysis
Coring methods and equipment
Whole Core and Sidewall Core
Core handling and preservation
Basic calculations – core-log integrationDay 4
Pore Pressure and Wellbore Stability
Overburden and compaction
Pore pressure generation – estimation – normal and abnormal pressure
Detection from Seismic – pre-drill prediction
Stress and Strain – wellbore failure – lost circulation
Sampling – types and preservation
Quality control of acquired wellsite data
Wellsite Geologist Responsibilities
Wireline Logging Tools and Measurements
Review of basic logging tools for lithology, porosity, saturation
Resistivity and InvasionDay 5
Wireline Log Interpretation
Basic concepts – quicklook workflow
Determination of lithology
Shale – calculation of shale volume - effects and corrections
Determination of porosity
Determination of water saturation – resistivity effects – formation water
Analysis techniques - crossplots
Cased Hole Logging
Production Monitoring and Reservoir Performance
Cement Bold Log Evaluation
E&P staff who want to learn the functions that are performed by Geologists at the wellsite.
Petroleum geology overview
Wellsite geologist responsibilities
Coring and core analysis
Wireline logging - tools & measurements
Wellsite wireline log interpretation
Cased Hole Logging
Basic knowledge of Geoscience is suggested but not essential.
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