|Coring and Core Analysis - CCA|
|Well Log Interpretation - WLI|
|Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs - PUR|
|Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Eric Foster, Robert (Bob) Lippincott, John Sneider, 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.
"Liked walking through how to read the logs and what they measure. It's very useful to understand how to use the logs in combination to generate understanding about the logged intervals." - Graduate Reservoir Engineer, United States
"All subjects received ample attention and the integration of subjects, methods, log-types, etc. was excellent. Exercises were great." - Geologist, Denmark
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:
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. 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.
DR. JOHN S. SNEIDER is President of Sneider Exploration, Inc., an exploration/exploitation consulting service that conducts studies around the world, but with a focus in Latin America, China, North Africa and the United States. He is also involved with industry training with more than 18 years' experience in Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, the North Sea, Switzerland, Korea, China, the Gulf Coast, Alaska, and the Permian Basin. From 1994 to the present, he has been a partner in PetroTech Associates, providing exploration/exploitation with analysis and evaluation of reservoir, seal and flow barrier rock types. From 1989 to 1990 he was a consultant for Green Hill Petroleum, Inc., in East Texas, and previously was a geologist with Shell Oil, Inc., in South Texas. While working on his PhD in Geology and Geophysics at Rice University, he spent 18 months in the Elf Acquitaine Paris office working various sequence stratigraphy projects focusing in the North Sea. He received a BS and an MS in Geology from Texas A&M and a PhD in Geology and Geophysics from Rice University.
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.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A