Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP Virtual

This program will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy™ providing participants with the knowledge they need at their convenience. All learning activities are self-paced and can be completed at any time.

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DISCIPLINE: Petrophysics

LEVEL: Foundation

DURATION: Approximately 40 hours of self-paced work

TUITION: $4,040 USD

DESIGNED FOR:  Geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data and other technical staff at all experience levels needing core knowledge in the petrophysics discipline

     

ABOUT THIS COURSE

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 series of online learning activities, participants will learn how to conduct competent quicklook 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 comprised of the following skill modules (approx. 4 hours each)

Petrophysical Data and Open Hole Logging Operations
Mud Logging, Coring and Cased Hole Logging Operations
Porosity Logging (Density, Neutron and Sonic)
Gamma Ray and SP Logging
Formation Testing
Core Analysis
Resistivity Logging Tools and Interpretation
Petrophysical Evaluation
Special Petrophysical Tools: NMR and Image Logs
Permeability Estimation from Well Logs

This module is an introduction to a specialized area of E&P called Petrophysics. The field operations and technologies required to identify and quantify oil and gas resources are introduced. Topics include Well Logging, MWD/LWD and an introduction to Petrophysics and petrophysical data acquisition. The material presented is at the most basic competency level.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to describe the concept, scope and basics of Petrophysics
  • How Petrophysics integrates with the other subsurface specialties - Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir and Drilling Engineering
  • To outline the importance of sufficient petrophysical data to achieve correct reservoir modeling
  • To identify how common well logging tools are used to collect petrophysical data

This module continues the introduction to Petrophysics. The field operations and technologies required to identify and quantify oil and gas resources are introduced. Topics include Mud Logging, Coring and Cased Hole Logging. The material presented is at the most basic competency level.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

 

  • About acquiring and interpreting mud log data including gas detection and drill cuttings examination to identify prospective oil and gas zones
  • How representative rock samples are obtained with coring methods including whole cores and sidewall samples
  • To outline the basics of running Cased Hole Logs for reservoir monitoring, production logging and wellbore integrity

 

This module is an intorduction to Petrophysical well logging tools and data interpretation. Topics include Density, Neutron and Sonic "Porosity" Logs.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • About the tool physics and data applications of the primary porosity well logs including the density, neutron and sonic logs

This module continues the introduction to Petrophysical well logging tools and data interpretation.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The physics and practical applications of Gamma Ray and Spontaneous Potential log data

This module introduces the purpose of, and tools and processes used to collect and evaluate Wireline Formation Tests.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Outline techniques and tools used to collect wireline formation tests
  • Describe wireline pressure data and its use
  • Define pressure profiles, fluid density, and free fluid contacts
  • Describe the quality of fluid samples using wireline acquisition techniques
  • Describe the importance and the uses of pore pressure prediction

This module introduces the purpose of, processes and tools for basic core measurements and special core measurements;
overviews Petrography and Mineralogy Data from cores as well as unconventional core analysis.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Outline techniques for measurement of porosity, permeability and saturation from cores
  • Identify rules for cutting core plugs, cleaning and preparing
  • Define special core analysis and its application to petrophysics
  • Explain the usage of special core analysis to determine electrical properties (m, n, Qv) and procedures to assure quality
  • Describe the Importance of capillary pressure and wettability, how special core analysis can determine relative permeability curves and residual saturations
  • Explain basic concepts of thin section, SEM and X-ray diffraction
  • Describe scanning electron microscopy's purpose
  • Define Terms of core analysis, the mineralogy of the rocks, and differences when taking measurements
  • Identify differences between unconventional and routine measurements and know when to apply each
  • Define TOC, Maturity and Kerogen type of source rocks

This module is an introduction to Resistivity well logging tools and resistivity data interpretation. Topics include the early electrode devices and the current technologies based on Induction logs and Laterologs. The material presented is at the core knowledge level.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • About the tool physics and data applications of the primary resistivity well logs including the wireline Induction logging tool, the Laterolog tool and the Electromagnetic Wave Resistivity (EWR) tool used for Logging While Drilling (LWD)

This module is an introduction to Petrophysical Evaluation which employs the concepts and data covered in the previous
modules. The porosity and resistivity data are used in the saturation model to calculate oil and gas saturations. By
integrating the log data, net pay, and net to gross, porosity and saturations are determined. These are required inputs to
the Geologic (Static) model to calculate hydrocarbon volumes in the subsurface.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to perform a basic petrophysical evaluation that incorporates porosity and resistivity data
  • About the borehole environment and the parameters required for saturation determination
  • About the Archie Equations and how to calculate water saturations in any interval of interest
  • About how to conduct an integrated formation evaluation

This module introduces Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Logging, and interpretation of Borehole Images and Dip Meter Data. The module covers NMR logging principles and interpretation, and the importance and application of borehole image and dipmeter data.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe NMR principles: proton recession, and T1 and T2 relaxation in porous media
  • Describe the NMR response to pore size, free fluid, trapped water, permeability, and water cut
  • Characterize tool models, similarities, differences, and operational issues
  • Define NMR permeability determination. Define bound water vs free water
  • Describe NMR saturation techniques and interpretation including appropriate applications and limitations

This module introduces the tools and processes to estimate permeability from well logs.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe ways Standard and Specialized logs can be used to estimate permeability
  • Define capillary pressure, irreducible saturation, and permeability
  • Describe the invasion process and the moved oil plot concept from resistivity separation
  • Describe how permeability can be estimated from f and Swirr
  • Describe a moved oil plot
  • Describe how well logs can identify possible mobility problems

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