|Coring and Core Analysis - CCA|
|Well Log Interpretation - WLI|
|Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs - PUR|
|Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Zaki Bassiouni, Eric Foster, Paul Gardner, Robert (Bob) Lippincott, Alain Louis, David Murphy, Roberto Peveraro, Steve Sadoskas, John (Jack) Thomas, E. C. Thomas
Petrophysics is fundamental to all aspects of the petroleum business. Principles, applications, and integration of petrophysical information for reservoir description will be discussed in depth. Through a combination of class discussion and exercises/workshops, participants will learn how to conduct competent quick-look evaluations. Using data from open hole logs, logging-while-drilling, and core data you will evaluate porosity, permeability, and saturation in a variety of reservoirs. Knowing how to integrate petrophysical information with other data sources will improve participants' ability to assess technical risk when examining hydrocarbon opportunities.
This course is also available through e-learning via PetroAcademy.
Geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months' experience using petrophysical data and other technical staff at all experience levels wanting a fundamental background in the petrophysics discipline.
You Will Learn:
DR. ZAKI BASSIOUNI retired from Louisiana State University (LSU) after 31 years of service in July 2008. He was a professor and chair of the Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering from July 1983 to June 2004 and Dean of the College of Engineering from 2004 to 2008. In addition to his academic contributions and publications, Dr. Bassiouni has provided technical expertise to the international oil and gas industries. He has conducted training in more than thirty countries worldwide. He is the author of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Textbook Series Vol. 4 'Theory, Measurement, and Interpretation of Well Logs'. Dr. Bassiouni received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Cairo University, a diploma in Geophysics from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Petrole et des Moteurs of Paris, France, and an MS (DEA) and PhD (Docteur Es Sciences) from the University of Lille, France.
MR. ERIC FOSTER is a Geoscience Technical Advisor with PetroSkills-OGCI based in Houston. He has 40 years of operations and management experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining PetroSkills, he was with Landmark and responsible for managing geoscience and engineering consultants, representing geological, geophysical and petrophysical software applications and services for global operations. Starting as a geologist in field operations in the US, South America, North Sea, Trinidad and Mexico, he then worked as a training instructor and coordinator for worldwide operations at Core Laboratories in Dallas and subsequently moved to Calgary as Manager, Geological Operations. His background has included all aspects of formation evaluation and the application of software to geological and drilling engineering data acquisition and interpretation. He has acted as a technical advisor/consultant on projects throughout the world; and has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training programs. He was an instructor of petroleum technology at Mount Royal College and SAIT in Calgary and in-house for Amoco. He was nominated for the Distinguished Lecturer award. Mr. Foster graduated with a BSc (Honors) in Geology, from the University of London; he is a registered Professional Geologist and is a member of APEGGA, AAPG, SPE, HGS and SPWLA. He served as Publications Chairman and on symposium committees for the CWLS; he co-authored a paper on computer data formats (LAS) and has compiled numerous technical papers and training materials; he is a certified tutor for online learning.
MR. PAUL S. GARDNER has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in a number of capacities within research and operational organizations. He is an instructor for sessions associated with Petrophysics and Well Log Analysis. His expertise spans most aspects of petrophysics and reservoir characterization, and he has carried out, or been part of a team completing numerous projects in a variety of geologic environments. He was the founder of the petrophysical organization at Marathon's Petroleum Technology Center. He has also held a number of management positions associated with reservoir characterization, petrophysics, and technology integration. He has served in a number of capacities associated with technology identification and advancement including the Board of Directors for the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, the Technology Screening Committee for the Houston Technology Center, and he was a member of the Rice Alliance for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Colorado State University, is a member of SPWLA and SPE, and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas.
MR. BOB LIPPINCOTT is an Employee Development Consultant with extensive oil and gas exploration and production experience including technical training and petroleum engineering. He is well versed and knowledgeable on petrophysical tools and petroleum technology. Bob is an experienced course director and lecturer for petrophysical and petroleum engineering training. Prior to retirement he was Learning Leader for Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering at Shell's Houston learning center. Previous jobs included global Petrophysical Learning Director at Rijskijk, NL and Principal Petrophysical Engineer for a deepwater development project. He also served in various technical management positions during his career prior to retiring from Shell in 2010. Bob is skilled at delivering technical training across cultural and geographic groups. He has a BS/ME from Mississippi State, an MBA from the University of New Orleans and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
MR. ALAIN LOUIS is a Senior Geoscience and Petroleum Engineer with more than 40 years' international experience, both in oil and service companies. His expertise lies with the field proactive monitoring (Digital Oilfield), reservoir and well performance, formation evaluation, reservoir characterization, along with the associated R&D activities. His recent contributions have led to the design and numerous implementations of collaborative tools of field performance monitoring and optimization (reservoir, artificial lift, plant maintenance,..), carried in TOTAL E&P assets of Angola, Gabon, Congo, Qatar, Argentina and others. His expertise includes technical training within TOTAL and ELF in Petroleum Engineering, in particular in focusing well data acquisition to better serve a field (re)development plan, justify the program of this data and anticipate fallback solutions. He has generated collaboration projects in this area between ELF, TOTAL and ENI for several years. He has held various international positions overseas in Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering. With ELF, from 1990, he delivered internally the first Logging Operations Manual for witnesses; he developed and instructed the training course, dedicated to wellsite geologists and petroleum engineers, in planning and executing operations of LWD and wireline logging, along with the associated QC. From 1974 to 1979, he was a field engineer and field service manager with Schlumberger in various countries of Africa and Middle East. Mr. Louis has authored numerous presentations and publications at SPE ATCE, ATW, and EAGE Conferences. He received a Master of Sciences from ECAM Engineering School, Lyon, France in 1973 and a Degree from IFP in 1979 (French Petroleum Institute). He is fluent in English, Italian, French (mother tongue), and gets by in German.
MR. DAVID PATRICK MURPHY retired from Shell Exploration and Production after almost 35 years of engineering and operational experience, with emphasis on petrophysical engineering and technical learning. For over 16 years he was formation evaluation lecturer in the University of Houston Petroleum Engineering Graduate Program. He received the Outstanding Lecturer award from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering twice. He is widely published including multiple articles in World Oil and contributions to Carbonate Reservoir Characterization: A Geological-Engineering Analysis, Part II (Elsevier 1996). He has been a judge for Hart's E&P annual Meritorious Engineering Awards and an industry advisor for Oilfield Review. He is a member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He has taught numerous SPWLA short courses. SPE committee memberships have included Education and Professionalism Committee and Measurement While Drilling Reprint Editorial Committee. Murphy is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
MR. ROBERTO PEVERARO is a petroleum geoscience and engineering consultant with over 38 years' experience in the oil industry, including senior technical management positions in formation evaluation, rock physics and borehole geophysics. Before founding Petrocomp Consulting, Ltd., he worked at Schlumberger and BNOC BRITOIL BP, where he held various senior level executive positions. In addition to having extensive technical authorship and publications, he is a senior member in IEEE, SEG, SPE, and SPWLA, a Recipient of SPWLA 2002 Distinguished Technical Achievement Award for Significant Technical Contributions in Formation Evaluation, and a Founder member of European Association of Petroleum Geoscientists and Engineers. He received both graduate and postgraduate degrees in Engineering Physics, and Applied Physics and Geophysics from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
MR. STEVE SADOSKAS is an oil and gas professional with over 35 years of experience in engineering, technical management, business development and operations management. Steve holds a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. His career includes tours with Schlumberger, The Expro Group, Pinnacle Technologies, Baker Hughes, and Trican Well Services. During his Schlumberger career, Steve gained significant experience in marketing, delivery, and technical support for wireline services. At the Expro Group, he became versed in offshore well testing, permanent monitoring, and subsea completions intervention. While with Baker Hughes, Steve served as General Manager of VSFusion, a Baker Hughes/ CGG joint venture for hydraulic fracture monitoring, using microseismic and borehole seismic services. With VSFusion, he oversaw worldwide operations, R&D, sales, and data processing functions. Trican Well Services added valuable experience in hydraulic fracturing services and in new technology ventures. Over his career, Steve has conducted extensive training with service providers and operators, from small independents to majors and national oil companies. Steve has experience with most aspects of oil and gas operations, including conventional and unconventional, domestic and international, land and offshore.
DR. JOHN B. (JACK) THOMAS has more than 45 years of diverse work experiences in which he has conducted or worked on hydrocarbon projects in most of the active petroleum-bearing basins of the world. He is recognized as an expert in reservoir characterization of conventional and unconventional reservoirs including those in tight gas, coalbed methane, all types of siliclastic and carbonate reservoirs. He has presented seminars in more than 26 nations on aspects of these topics. Currently he is PetroSkills Petrophysics Discipline Manager and course instructor. He has authored or co-authored two books on applied and practical petrophysics plus numerous papers on the topic. His academic teaching experiences have been in the areas of petrology, petrophysics, and environmental geology. While the AAPG Geoscience director, he led a tenfold increase in titles published including digital and book releases. He has received honors for work on the local level in the Rocky Mountains, Canada, China, and the Middle East. He was recognized as a Society of Petroleum Engineer's Distinguished Lecturer in 1994-95 traveling Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the United States focusing on the importance of rock-log calibration in reservoir characterization. Professional memberships include the AAPG, SPE, SPWLA, TGS, RMAG. He is past leader of the SEPM Clastic Diagenesis Research Group, Sigma Xi (Local), and Sigma Gamma Epsilon. He received BA and MS degrees from the Miami of Ohio University and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma.
DR. ESTES C. THOMAS served Shell Oil Company in various assignments for 32 years and retired as a Petrophysical Engineering Advisor. He formed Bayou Petrophysics in 1999 and currently consults part-time and provides technical training in shaly sand analysis and other areas of Petrophysics, and serves the SPE and SPWLA as a technical editor in various assignments. His professional career interests and publications have spanned many topics including development of revolutionary core analysis methods for handling and measuring the petrophysical properties of unconsolidated sands; pioneering the use of SEM techniques to study the pore structure and pore wall geometry and physical chemistry of shaly sands; empirical verification of the Waxman-Smits model for interpretation of resistivity behavior in homogeneous oil-bearing shaly sands; empirical quantification of the relationship between membrane potential and cation exchange capacity in shaly sands; development of models to interpret wireline logs and predict performance in laminated shaly sands. His most recent research interests involve methods to improve the performance of wireline formation sampling tools. He has received numerous awards and has presented many keynote addresses for the SPE and SPWLA. In 2004 E.C. was presented SPWLA's highest award, the Gold Medal for Technical Achievement. He received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University, performed Post Doctorate studies in Physical Chemistry at Princeton University, and received a B.S. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
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