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 ITEM #LC-01

Lecture LC-01 What Is Integrated Petrophysics?
ntro for CEOs and New Hires. W
hat 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 LC-02 How Logs Work – Resistivity, SP, GR, TDT
Basic Physics  Operating Concepts  Log Curve Names  Examples for:  Electrical Survey  Spontaneous Potential  Induction Logs  Laterologs

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


Lecture LC-03 How Logs Work – Porosity / Lithology Logs
Basic Physics  Operating Concepts  Log Curve Names  Examples for:   Sonic Logs  Density and PE Logs  Neutron Logs  Nuclear Magnetic  Log  Elemental Capture Spectroscopy Logs  Recommended Logging Programs - Fresh and Salt Muds

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Lecture LC-04 How the Log Response Equation Works
he 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 LC-05 Using Crain’s Rules for Visual Log Analysis
Visual Analysis Basics  Crain’s Rules for Visual Log Analysis of Shale Volume, Porosity, Water Saturation, Lithology  Visual Analysis for Exercise 1  Crain's Rules for Picking Log Data  Picking Log Values for Exercise 1

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Lecture LC-06 Practical Quantitative Log Analysis
The SHORTEST "Short Course" in Practical Petrophysics -
Emphasizing the BEST Methods for Shale Volume, Porosity, Water Saturation  Permeability  Cutoffs, Net Pay, Mappable Properties  Productivity and Reserves  Exercise 1

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Lecture LC-07 Integrate Ground Truth With Log Analysis
How To Integrate Cores, Tests, Production Histories To Calibrate Results 
 Review Case History - Exercise 1  Compare Results To Ground Truth   Revise Log Picks  and Parameters If Needed

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Lecture LC-08 Log Analysis Methods Solve for Lithology
rain's Visual Analysis Rules for Lithology 
Compatible Scale Logs  Exercise 4  Quantitative Analysis for Lithology 2- and 3-Mineral Models with Crain's Usage Rules  Pickett Plots  Effect of Lithology on Water Saturation Parameters 

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Lecture LC-09 Using Alternate Porosity and RW Models
hale 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 
Crain's Usage Rules for All Models  Exercise 2 and Case History

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Lecture LC-10 How to Analyze Gas Sands
Compatible Scale Logs for Gas Identification  Gas Effect in Sandstones and Shaly Sands  Add Gas Correction To The Shale Corrected Sensity Neutron Complex Lithology Porosity Model  Exercise 5: Shallow Gas in Clean and Shaly Sands  Exercise 6:  Gas, Depleted Gas  Exercise 7: Gas in Clean Sand, Shaly Sand and and Silt

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Lecture LC-11 How to Analyze Radioactive Sands
Basics of Radioactive Sands  Spectral Gamma Ray Log (K, U, Th)  Basics of Low Resistivity Pay Zones  Low RW with Small Pores 

Exercise 8: Low Resistivity Radioactive Sand Bakken Oil SK and ND)  Exercise 9: Radioactive Granite Wash Sand with Transition Zone 

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Lecture LC-12 How to Analyze Fractured Reservoirs
Fractured Reservoirs
Basics  Definition of Fractures  Locating Fractures With Conventional Logs  Locating Fractures With Image Logs  Fracture Orientation  Case Histories  Exercise 12

 ITEM #LC-13

Lecture LC-13 How to Analyze Carbonate Reservoirs
Special Considerations in Carbonate Reservoirs  Pore Geometry  Fractures  Review Fracture Identification Methods  Secondary Porosity Index  Gas in Dolomite  Dolomite Scale Logs  Exercise 3   Case History  Exercise 10 Bypassed Oil

 ITEM #AV-01
Course AV-01 Practical Quantitative Log Analysis: Conventional Reservoirs
Includes Lectures LC-01 through LC-13 with all Videos, Course Notes and Exercises.
SAVE $90.00 Compared to Cost of Individual Lectures.

 ITEM #LC-14

Lecture LC-14 Analysis of Rock Mechanical Properties
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 LC-15 Analyze Fracture Pressure/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 

Exercise 15

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Lecture LC-16 How To Analyze 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 LC-17 How to Handle 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 LC-18 Finding Dip With Dipmeters / 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  Exercise 18

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Lecture LC-19 Analysis of Structure Using Dip Data

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 LC-20 Analysis of Stratigraphy Using Dip Data

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 LC-21 How Logs Support Seismic Petrophysics

Basic Seismology for Non-Geophysicists  Seismic Data Acquisition and Display  Seismic Velocity From Logs  Calculating Interval Velocity From Seismic  Time to Depth Conversions  Seismic Velocity and Dipping Beds  Seismic Modeling  Log Modeling  Logs Used in Seismic Interpretation  The Shared-Earth Concept  Exercise 21


Lecture LC-22 How To Edit 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 LC-23 From Logs to Synthetic Seismic Sections

Seismic Modeling Basics  Step By Step Procedure for Modeling  Integrating the Sonic Log  Acoustic Impedance and Reflection Coefficients  Calculating Seismic Wavelets  Convolution of Wavelet and Reflection Coefficients  Case Histories: Synthetic Seismograms  Exercise 23

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Lecture LC-24 Seismic Inversion, Attributes, VSP, AVO

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

 ITEM #LC-25

Lecture LC-25 How to Analyze Cement Integrity Logs
Types of Cement Integrity Logs  Temperature Logs  Cement Bond Logs (CBL)  Cement Bond-Variable Density Logs (CBL-VDL)  Cement Mapping Logs (CMT, CET)  Ultrasonic Imaging Logs (USI, RBT)  Crain's Rules for Visual Analysis  Cement Strength - Neat and Foam Cement  Zone Isolation  Exanples

 ITEM #LC-26

Lecture LC-26 How to Analyze Pipe Integrity Logs
Casing and Tubing Inspection  Ultrasonic Methods (CET, USI, RBT) 

Electromagnetic Methods  Multi-Finger Caliper Methods  Examples  Case History - Water Inflow 

 ITEM #AV-02
Course AV-02 Practical Log Analysis For Geoscientists and Engineers
Includes Lectures LC-14 through LC-26 with all Videos, Course Notes and Exercises.,
SAVE $90.00 Compared to Cost of Individual Lectures.

 ITEM #LC-27

Lecture LC-27 Analyze 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 

 ITEM #LC-28


Lecture LC-28 Coal and Coal Bed Methane (CBM)

Coal Basics  Proximate Analysis  Visual Analysis of Coal  Coal Analysis Models  Calculating Coal Properties from Logs  Coal Analysis Examples  Coal Bed Methane Basics  Sorption Isotherms For Coal Bed Methane  Gas Content from Core or Samples  CBM Gas In Place  Gas Content Models  CBM Analysis Example 

 ITEM #LC-29


Lecture LC-29 How To Analyze 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

 ITEM #LC-30

Lecture LC-30 Analyze Tight Oil / Shale Oil Reservoirs
Tight Oil / Shale Oil With/Without Mature Kerogen  Shale Volume  Porosity  Water Saturation  Permeability  Lithology  Pyrite Corrections  Reservoir Quality in Tight Oil  Tight Oil Examples   Immature 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 

 ITEM #LC-31

Lecture LC-31 How To Analyze Tight Gas Reservoirs
Tight Gas Basics  Tight Gas Geology  Relative Permeability Traps  Shale Volume  Porosity  Porosity  Water Saturation  Permeability  Lithology  Pyrite Corrections  Tight Gas Examples 


 ITEM #LC-32

Lecture LC-32 Analyzing Bitumen Bearing Oil Sands

Bitumen Bearing Oil Sand Basics  Oil Sand Math Models  Dean Stark Core Analysis Porosity  Volume Fraction  Oil Mass Fraction  Oil Sand Permeability  Oil Mass Cutoffs and Pay Flags  Oil Mass In Place  Oil Sand Analysis Examples  Mid Zone Gas  Partitioning Oil and Gas Saturation 

 ITEM #LC-33

Lecture LC-33 How To Analyze Laminated Sands

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 

 ITEM #LC-34

Lecture LC-34 Analyze Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks
Igneous and Metamorphic Basics  Metamorphic Rock Properties  Igneous Rock Properties  Converting Minerals to Rock Types  Crossplots  Metamorphic Sand / Granite Example  Porous Fractured Granite Example

 ITEM #LC-35

Lecture LC-35 Assessing Geothermal Reservoirs
Geothermal Reservoir Basics  Types of Geothermal Reservoirs  Geothermal Reservoirs in Canada and USA  Logging Prograns  Log Analysis In Geothermal Reservoirs  Geothermal Examples 

 ITEM #LC-36

Lecture LC-36 Find and Analyze Gas Hydrates

Permafrost Basics  Gas Hydrate Basics  Where Hydrates Are Found  Hydrate Phase Diagrams versus Temperature Profiles  Drilling and Production Hazards  Log Analysis in Gas Hydrates  Gas Hydrate Volume  Gas Hydrate Example Mallik L-35 NWT 

 ITEM #LC-37

Lecture LC-37 To Be Announced

 ITEM #LC-38

Lecture LC-38 To Be Announced

 ITEM #LC-39

Lecture LC-39 Find and Analyze Economic Potash Beds

Potash Basics  Potash Mineral  Properties Potash Identification (PID) Crossplots  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 

 ITEM #AV-03
Course AV-03 Practical Quantitative Log Analysis: Unconventional Reservoirs
Includes Lectures LC-27 through LC-39. with all Videos and Course Notes.

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