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JUMPTO ====>  Fall 2018 (Sep - Dec)     Winter 2019 (Jan - Mar)   Spring 2019 (Apr - Jun)   

04 Apr 2019


WEBINAR 18 - Dipmeter and Image Logs

Introduction To Dip and Image Logs  Evolution of the Dipmeter Concept  Modern Dipmeters  Basic Continuous Dipmeter Calculations  High Resolution Dipmeter  Determining Dip By Clustering and Pooling  Pattern Recognition Dip Calculations 

Stratigraphic High Resolution Dipmeter  Formation Imaging From Dipmeters  Resistivity Microscanner Imaging  Dipmeter Advisor - An Expert System  Auxiliary Dipmeter  Presentations  Dip Subtraction and Rotation  True Stratigraphic and True Vertical  Thickness  True Vertical Depth

11 Apr 2019

WEBINAR 19 - Analysis of Structure

Plate Tectonics - The Big Picture  Diastrophism - The Regional Picture  Subsidence and Creation of Geosynclines  Folds and Faults  Petroleum Traps Formed By Structures  Analysis of Dipmeter Data For Structural Features  Choosing and Using Regional Dip  Deciding What The Patterns Mean  Classic Dipmeter Patterns On Arrow Plots  Case Histories

18 Apr 2019

WEBINAR 20 - Analysis of Stratigraphy

Depositional Environments  Stratigraphic Traps  Grain Size  Dip Spread  Current Bedding  Curve Shape Analysis  Dipmeter Patterns in Sedimentary Structures  Choosing Regional Dip  Subtracting Regional Dip  Deciding What The Patterns Mean  Sedimentary Models  Classic Dipmeter Patterns For Stratigraphy - The Cookbook  Case Histories 

25 Apr 2019

WEBINAR 14 - Mechanical Properties / Elastic Constants of Rocks

Mechanical Properties Basics  Elastic Constants Theory  Log Editing Basics  Calculating Mechanical Properties Of Rocks  Shear Modulus N  Poisson's Ratio PR  Bulk Modulus Kb 

Bulk Compressibility Cb  Biot’s Constant Alpha   Young's Modulus Y  Modulus of Compressibility Kc  Pore Compressibility Kp or Kf   Calibrating Dynamic to Static Constants  Case Histories

02 May 2019

WEBINAR 15 - Pressure and Closure Stress

Calculating Normal Pore Pressure Gradient  Calculating Abnormal Pressure Gradient  Calculating Overburden Pressure Gradient  Calculating Fracture Pressure and Closure  Stress Gradient  Calibrating Pressure Gradients  Calculating Fracture Extent  Gamma Ray Logging to Confirm Fracture Placement  Fracture Orientation from Caliper  Case Histories

09 May 2019

WEBINAR 21 - Seismic Petrophysics

Basics  Seismic Modeling  Log Modeling  Logs Used in Seismic Interpretation  The Shared-Earth Concept

16 May 2019

WEBINAR 22 - Editing Logs for Seismic Modeling

Log Editing Concepts  Modeling Sonic and Density with Response Equation  Seismic Check Shots  Editing Sonic Logs With SRS and VSP Data  Modeling Sonic and Density Logs With Trend Data  Modeling Sonic and Density Logs From Resistivity  Modeling Sonic and Density Logs From Neutron and Gamma Ray  Modeling Sonic and Density Logs With Regression  Modeling the Sonic Log Response From Biot-Gassmann Equations  Gardner’s Model for Density from Sonic

23 May 2019

WEBINAR 23 - Seismic Modeling

Seismic Modeling Basics  Step By Step Procedure for Modeling  Integrating the Sonic Log  Acoustic Impedance and Reflection Coefficients  Calculating Seismic Wavelets  Convolution of Wavelet & Reflection Coefficients  Case Histories: Synthetic Seismograms 

30 May 2019

WEBINAR 24 - Seismic Inversion and Vertical Seismic Profiles

Seismic Attributes  Basics  Seismic Inversion Procedures  Capturing Low Frequency Components  Displaying Seismic Inversion Traces  Case Histories: Seismic Inversion  Porosity/Lithology From Shear Seismic  Case Histories: Porosity/Lithology  Vertical Seismic Profile Concepts  Vertical Seismic Profiles On Wireline  Vertical Seismic Profiles While Drilling  Case Histories: Vertical Seismic Profiles  Amplitude Versus Offset (AVO)  Case Histories: Amplitude Versus Offset

06 Jun 2019

WEBINAR 25 - Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing

Seismic Concepts for Non-Geophysicists  Seismic Data Acquisition  Seismic Velocity Analysis Techniques  Calculating Seismic Velocity From Logs  Calculating Interval Velocity From Seismic  Time to Depth Conversions  Seismic Velocity and Dipping Beds 

13 Jun 2019

WEBINAR 26 - Cement Logs / Variable Density Displays

Introduction  Types of Cement Integrity Logs  Temperature Logs  Cement Bond Logs (CBL)  Cement Bond-Variable Density Logs (CBL-VDL)  Cement Mapping Logs (CMT, CET, PET)  Ultrasonic Imaging Logs (USI, RBT)  Casing / Tubing Inspection  Ultrasonic Methods

Electromagnetic Methods  Multi-Finger Caliper Methods  Case History

20 Jun 2019

WEBINAR 16 - Analyzing Ancient Logs

Introduction To Ancient Logs  Electrical Survey (FS Log)  Normal Curve  Lateral Curve  Spontaneous Potential (SP)  Laterolog (LL3, LL7)  Microlog (MLC)Microlaterolog (MLLC)  GammaRay Log (GR)  Neutro Log (GNT)  Density Log  Sonic Log  Shale Volume  Porosity  Water Saturation  Case Histories

27 Jun 2019

WEBINAR 17 - Analyzing Russian-Style Logs

Introduction To Russian-Style Logs  Electrical Survey (BKZ)  Normal Curve (Potential, PZ)  Lateral Curve (Gradient, GZ)  Russian Core Analysis  Gamma Ray Log (GK)  Neutron Log (NGK)  Density Log (GGK)  Sonic Log (AK)  Shale Volume  Porosity  Water Saturation  Case Histories

Have A Great Summer
JUMPTO ====>  Fall 2018 (Sep - Dec)     Winter 2019 (Jan - Mar)   Spring 2019 (Apr - Jun)   

06 Sep 2018

WEBINAR 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

13 Sep 2018

WEBINAR 2 - Logging Tool Theory 1
Electrical Survey  Spontaneous Potential  Induction Logs  Laterologs

Micrologs and Microlaterologs  Gamma Ray Logs  Caliper Logs  Thermal Decay Time Logs

20 Sep 2018

WEBINAR 3 - Logging Tool Theory 2
Sonic Logs  Density and PE Logs  Neutron Logs  Nuclear Magnetic Log  Elemental Capture Spectrography Logs

27 Sep 2018

WEBINAR 4 - Petrophysical Analysis Concepts
The Basic Petrophysical Analysis Model  The Log Response Equation  Definitions Needed to Understand Petrophysics  Quicklook Analysis Rules  Archie’s Laws

04 Oct 2018

WEBINAR 5 - Visual Log Analysis
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

11 Oct 2018

WEBINAR 6 - Quantitative Log Analysis
Shale Volume, Porosity, Water Saturation  Permeability  Cutoffs, Net Pay, Mappable Properties 
Productivity and Reserves  Exercise 1

18 Oct 2018

WEBINAR 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

25 Oct 2018

WEBINAR 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 

01 Nov 2018

WEBINAR 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

08 Nov 2018

WEBINAR 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 mode  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

15 Nov 2018

WEBINAR 11 - Radioactive Sands and Low Resistivity Zones
Basics of Radioactive Sands  Basics of Low Resistivity Pay Zones 

Exercises 8 Radioactive Sand  Transition Zones  Exercises 9 Low Resistivity Sand

22 Nov 2018

WEBINAR 12 - Analyzing Fractures
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

29 Nov 2018

WEBINAR 13 - Analyzing Carbonate Reservoirs
Special Considerations in Carbonate Reservoir 
Review Fracture Identification Methods  Secondary Porosity Index  Gas in Dolomite Problem  Exercise 3 

Case History  Exercise 10

Have A Happy Holiday
JUMPTO ====>  Fall 2018 (Sep - Dec)     Winter 2019 (Jan - Mar)   Spring 2019 (Apr - Jun)   

03 Jan 2019

WEBINAR 27 - Total Organic Carbon (TOC)

Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Basics  Visual Analysis of TOC   Passey’s “DlogR” TOC Method  Issler’s TOC Method  TOC Analysis Examples

10 Jan 2019

WEBINAR 28 - Analyzing Coal Beds

Coal Basics  Proximate Analysis  Visual Analysis of Coal  Coal Analysis Models  Calculating Coal Properties from Logs  Coal Analysis Examples

17 Jan 2019

WEBINAR 29 - Coal Bed Methane (CBM)

Coal Bed Methane Basics  Sorption Isotherms For Coal Bed Methane  Gas Content from Core or Samples  CBM Gas In Place  M Gas Content Models  CBM Analysis Example 

24 Jan 2019

WEBINAR 30 - Shale Gas

Shale Gas Basics  Sorption Isotherms For Shale Gas  Adsorbed Gas In Place  Log Analysis Model for Gas Shale  Shale Volume in Gas Shale  Kerogen Voplume in Gas  Shale  Effective Porosity in Gas Shale  Water Saturation in Gas Shale  Calibration to Core Data  Free Gas in Place  Multi-Mineral Model for Gas Shales  Gas Shale Analysis Examples

31 Jan 2019

WEBINAR 31 - Oil Shale (Immature Kerogen)

Oil Shale Basics  Classifying Oil Shales  Oil Yield from Fischer Assay  Oil Yield From Log Analysis  Multiple Regression Models  Multi Mineral Models  Oil Shale Analysis Examples 

07 Feb 2019

WEBINAR 32 - Tar Sands

Tar Sand Basics  Tar Sand Math Models  Dean Stark Core Analysis  Tar Sand  Permeability  Tar Cutoffs and Pay Flags  Tar In Place  Tar Sand Analysis Examples 

14 Feb 2019

WEBINAR 33 - Laminated Reservoirs

Laminated Reservoir Basics  Resistivity in Anisotropic Reservoirs  3-D Induction Logs  Alternate Models – Laminated Shaly Sands  Laminated Shaly Sand Quality Indicators  Reservoir Quality from Hester’s Number  Laminated Sand Analysis Example

21 Feb 2019

WEBINAR 34 - Tight Oil (Shale Oil - Mature Kerogen)

Tight Oil Basics  Shale Volume  Porosity  Water Saturation  Permeability  Lithology

Pyrite Corrections  Reservoir Quality in Tight Oil  Tight Oil Examples

28 Feb 2019

WEBINAR 35 - Tight Gas Reservoirs

Tight Gas Basics  Tight Gas Geology  Shale Volume  Porosity  Porosity  Water Saturation  Permeability  Lithology  Pyrite Corrections  Tight Gas Examples

07 Mar 2019

WEBINAR 36 - Gas Hydrate Reservoirs

Permafrost Basics  Gas Hydrate Basics  Drilling and Production Hazards  Log Analysis in Gas Hydrates  Gas Hydrate Volume  Gas Hydrate Example

14 Mar 2019

WEBINAR 37 - Igneous / Metamorphic Reservoirs

Igneous and Metamorphic Basics  Metamorphic Rocks  Igneous Rocks  Metamorphic Sand / Granite Example  Porous Fractured Granite Example

21 Mar 2019

WEBINAR 38 - Geothermal Reservoirs

Geothermal Reservoir Basics  Types of Geothermal Reservoirs  Geothermal Reservoirs in Canada and USA  Log Analysis In Geothermal Reservoirs  Geothermal Examples

28 Mar 2019

WEBINAR 39 - Analyzing Potash Beds

Potash Basics  Properties of Potash  Potash Analysis Concepts - Older Logs  Potash Ore Grade from Gamma Ray Logs  Potash Analysis Models – Older Logs  Potash Analysis Models – Modern Logs  Potash Analysis Examples

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