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LECTURE 1 - Introduction to Petrophysics - Getting Started
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

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LECTURE 2 - Logging Tool Theory 1 - Resistivity and Related Logs
Electrical Survey  Spontaneous Potential  Induction Logs  Laterologs

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

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LECTURE 3 - Logging Tool Theory 2 - Porosity Indicating Logs
Sonic Logs  Density and PE Logs  Neutron Logs  Nuclear Magnetic Log  Elemental Capture Spectroscopy Logs

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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

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LECTURE 5 - Visual Log Analysis - Crain's Rules
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

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LECTURE 6 - Quantitative Log Analysis Methods - Density-Neutron Model
Shale Volume, Porosity, Water Saturation  Permeability  Cutoffs, Net Pay, Mappable Properties 
Productivity and Reserves  Exercise 1

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LECTURE 7 - Integrating Ground Truth - Exercise 1
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

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LECTURE 8 - Lithology Analysis - Mineralogy
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 

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LECTURE 9 - Alternate Porosity Models - Single Log 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

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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 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

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LECTURE 11 - Analyzing 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

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LECTURE 12 - Identifying Fractures / Fracture Intensity
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

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LECTURE 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

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LECTURE 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  Exercise 14

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LECTURE 15 - Pressures and Closure Stress - Basic Models

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 

Exercise 15

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LECTURE 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  Exercise 16

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LECTURE 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  Exercise 17

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LECTURE 18 - Dipmeter and Image Logging Tools and Data Processing

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  Exercise 18

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LECTURE 19 - Analysis of Structural Dips

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  Exercise 19

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LECTURE 20 - Analysis of Stratigraphic Dips

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  Exercise 20

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LECTURE 21 - Seismic Petrophysics

Basics  Seismic Modeling  Log Modeling  Logs Used in Seismic Interpretation  The Shared-Earth Concept  Exercise 21 and 22

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LECTURE 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

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LECTURE 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  Exercise 23

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LECTURE 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  Exercise 24

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LECTURE 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  Exercise 25 (Self Exam for Lectures 21 thru 25)

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LECTURE 26 - Cement Integrity Logs - Tool Types and Analysis Methods

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  Exercises 26

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LECTURE 27 - Analyzing 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  Exercise 27

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LECTURE 28 - Analyzing Coal Beds - Coal Assay

Coal Basics  Proximate Analysis  Visual Analysis of Coal  Coal Analysis Models  Calculating Coal Properties from Logs  Coal Analysis Examples  Exercise 28

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LECTURE 29 - Analyzing Coal Bed Methane Reservoirs (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  Exercise 29

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LECTURE 30 - Analyzing Shale Gas Reservoirs

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 Example  Exercise 30

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LECTURE 31 - Analyzing Oil Shale Reservoirs (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  Exercise 31

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LECTURE 32 - Analyzing Tar Sand / Oil Sand Reservoirs

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  Exercise 32

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LECTURE 33 - Analyzing Laminated Reservoirs

Laminated Reservoir Basics  Resistivity in Anisotropic Reservoirs  3-D Induction Logs  Alternate Models – Laminated Shaly Sands  Laminated  Porosity  Laminated Shaly Sand Quality Indicators  Reservoir Quality from Hester’s Number  Laminated Sand Analysis Example  Exercise 33

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LECTURE 34 - Analyzing Tight Oil ( Shale Oil Reservoirs (Mature Kerogen)

Tight Oil Basics  Shale Volume  Porosity  Water Saturation  Permeability  Lithology

Pyrite Corrections  Reservoir Quality in Tight Oil  Tight Oil Examples  Exercise 34

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LECTURE 35 - Analyzing Tight Gas Reservoirs

Tight Gas Basics  Tight Gas Geology  Shale Volume  Porosity  Porosity  Water Saturation  Permeability  Lithology  Pyrite Corrections  Tight Gas Examples  Exercise 35

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LECTURE 36 - Analyzing Gas Hydrate Reservoirs

Permafrost Basics  Gas Hydrate Basics  Drilling and Production Hazards  Log Analysis in Gas Hydrates  Gas Hydrate Volume  Gas Hydrate Example  Exercise 36

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LECTURE 37 - Analyzing Igneous / Metamorphic Reservoirs

Igneous and Metamorphic Basics  Metamorphic Rocks  Igneous Rocks  Metamorphic Sand / Granite Example  Porous Fractured Granite Example  Exercise 37

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LECTURE 38 - Analyzing Geothermal Reservoirs

Geothermal Reservoir Basics  Types of Geothermal Reservoirs  Geothermal Reservoirs in Canada and USA  Log Analysis In Geothermal Reservoirs  Geothermal Examples  Exercise 38

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LECTURE 39 - Analyzing Analyzing Potash Deposits

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 Exercise 39

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