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This self-directed course covers all topics needed to calculate shale volume, porosity, lithology, water saturation, permeability, net pay, oil and gas in place, flow capacity, and initial productivity from modern well logs. This is a practical, no-nonsense course covering both visual and numerical analysis methods, with numerous real-world examples.
 

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AV-01: 530 narrated slides, presented as 13 video lectures (1 hour per lecture+/-),
10
real-world exercises to test your skills,
2 full length Reference Manuals 310 pages.
13 course notes with exercise materials.
Access to all META/LOG
TM spreadsheet software to simplify your daily work.


RECOMMENDED FOR:
All geoscientists, geotechs, engineers, and managers, from CEOs to new hires and old-timers who need a refresher.
 

Put my 50 years of practical petrophysical experience to work for you !!
 

License:   Single-User • Corporate Academic

 

 

NARRATED SLIDE SHOW CONTENTS


LECTURE 1 - Introduction to Petrophysics

  • What is Integrated Petrophysics?

  • What is a Log?

  • Recording Logs at the Wellsite

  • What Do Logs Look Like?

  • What Logs Are Available?

  • What Answers Can We Get From Logs?

  • Uses of Log Analysis Answers

  • Some Real World Examples

LECTURE 2 - Logging Tool Theory 1

  • Electrical Survey

  • Spontaneous Potential

  • Induction Logs

  • Laterologs

  • Micrologs and Microlaterologs

  • Gamma Ray Logs

  • Caliper Logs

  • Thermal Decay Time Logs

LECTURE 3 - Logging Tool Theory 2

  • Sonic Logs

  • Density and PE Logs

  • Neutron Logs

  • Nuclear Magnetic Log

  • Elemental Capture Spectrography Log

LECTURE 4 - Petrophysical Analysis Concepts

  • The Basic Petrophysical Analysis Model

  • The Log Response Equation

  • Definitions Needed to Understand Petrophysics

  • Quicklook Analysis Rules

  • Archie’s Laws

  • Exercises 0

LECTURE 5 - Visual Analysis of Logs

  • Visual Analysis Basics

  • Crain’s Rules for Visual Log Analysis

  • Visual Analysis for Exercise 1

  • Rules for Picking Log Data

  • Picking Logs for Exercise 1

LECTURE 6 - Quantitative Anaysis

  • Shale, Porosity, Water Saturation

  • Permeability

  • Cutoffs, Net Pay, Mappable Properties

  • Productivity and Reserves

  • Exercise 1

LECTURE 7 - Integrating Ground Truth

  • Case History - Exercise 1

  • Review Results for Exercise #1

  • Compare Results to Ground Truth

  • Integrate Logs, Cores, and Production History

  • Revise Log Analysis Picks and Parameters to Match Ground Truth - Calibration


LECTURE 8 - Lithology Analysis

  • Visual Analysis for Lithology

  • Compatible Scale Logs

  • Exercise 4

  • Quantitative Analysis for Lithology

  • 2- and 3- Mineral Models

  • Pickett Plots

  • Effect of Lithology on Water Saturation Parameters

LECTURE 9 - Alternate Porosity Models

  • Shale corrected sonic log model

  • Shale corrected density log model

  • Shale corrected neutron log model

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance porosity

  • Maximum porosity model

  • Water resistivity from DST or water catalog data

  • Exercise 2

  • Case History

LECTURE 10 - Analyzing Gas Sands

  • Compatible Scale Logs for Gas Identification

  • Gas Effect in Sandstones and Shaly Sands

  • Add gas correction to the shale corrected density neutron complex lithology porosity model

  • Exercise 5: Shallow Gas in Clean and Shaly Sands

  • Exercise 6: Gas, Depleted Gas, Tar Sands

  • Exercise 7: Gas in Clean Sand, Shaly Sand, and Gas Shale/Silt

LECTURE 11 - Radioactive and Low Res Sands

  • Basics of Radioactive Sands

  • Basics of Low Resistivity Pay Zones

  • Exercises 8 Radioactive Sand

  • Transition Zones

  • Exercises 9 Low Resistivity Sand

LECTURE 12 - Fractured Reservoirs

  • Fractured Reservoirs Basics

  • Definition of Fractures

  • Locating Fractures With Conventional Logs

  • Locating Fractures With Image Logs

  • Case Histories

  • Quantifying Fractures

  • Calculating Fracture Intensity

  • The Double Porosity Model in Fractured Reservoirs

  • Exercise 12

LECTURE 13 - Carbonate Reservoirs

  • Special Considerations in Carbonate Reservoir

  • Review Fracture Identification Methods

  • Secondary Porosity Index

  • Gas in Dolomite Problem

  • Exercise 3

  • Case History

  • Exercise 10


 


 

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