Petrophysics Modules

  • Introduction to Petrophysics
  • Petrophysical Data and Open Hole Logging Operations
  • Mud Logging, Coring and Cased Hole Logging Operations
  • Gamma Ray and Spontaneous Potential Logging
  • Porosity Logging (Density, Neutron, and Sonic)
  • Formation Testing
  • Core Analysis
  • Resistivity Logging Tools and Interpretation
  • Petrophysical Evaluation
  • Special Petrophysical Tools: NMR and Image Logs
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics for Shale Plays
  • Laboratory Measurements of Basic Rock Mechanical Properties
  • Laboratory and Field Measurement of Special Rock Mechanical Properties
  • Introduction to Petroleum Geomechanics and its Application
  • Pore Pressure Measurement and Prediction

DURATION: approximately 2 hours


FEE: $250

 

This skill module provides a brief introduction to key concepts in petrophysics. The three key topics discussed in the module are mud logging, cores, and wireline logs. The basic knowledge gained in this module will give you the ability to comfortably work through complex datasets in other petrophysics topics.


DESIGNED FOR 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 HOW TO:

  • Recognize the inputs into basic saturation and volumetric calculations
  • Describe the types of data used in petrophysics
  • Define the types of information gathered from and the value of mud logs
  • Define the types of information, value, and application of core
  • Explain how logs are generated and their constituent parts
  • Recognize how the borehole environment influences log data

 

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DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module is an introduction to a specialized area of E&P called Petrophysics. The field operations and technologies required to identify and quantify oil and gas resources are introduced. Topics include Well Logging, MWD/LWD, and an introduction to Petrophysics and petrophysical data acquisition. The material presented is at the awareness competency level.


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. Ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This skill module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to describe the concept, scope and basics of "Petrophysics"
  • How Petrophysics integrates with the other subsurface specialties (Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir Engr., Drilling Engr.)
  • To outline the importance of sufficient petrophysical data to achieve correct reservoir modeling
  • To identify how common well logging tools are used to collect petrophysical data

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module continues the introduction to a specialized area of E&P called Petrophysics. The field operations and technologies required to identify and quantify oil and gas resources are introduced. Topics include Mud Logging, Coring, and Cased Hole Logging. The material presented is at the awareness competency level.


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. It is ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • About acquiring and interpreting mud log data including gas detection and drill cuttings examination to identify prospective oil and gas zones
  • How representative rock samples are obtained with coring methods including whole cores and sidewall samples
  • The basics of Cased Hole Logging for reservoir monitoring, production logging, and wellbore integrity

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module is an introduction to Petrophysical well logging tools and data interpretation. Topics include the Gamma Ray (GR) Log and the Spontaneous Potential (SP) log. The material presented is at the awareness competency level.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. It is ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The physics and applications of Gamma Ray and Spontaneous Potential log data
  • Concepts of openhole logging in vertical and horizontal wells
  • Gamma Ray logging tool function and applications
  • Spontaneous Potential logging tool function and applications

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

 

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module continues the introduction to Petrophysical well logging tools and data interpretation. Topics include Density, Neutron, and Sonic “Porosity” Logs. The material presented is at the awareness competency level.


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. It is ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

YOU WILL LEARN the tool physics and data applications of the primary porosity well logs including the Density, Neutron, and Sonic logs.

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

 

 

DURATION: approximately 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module is designed to teach the fundamental aspects of formation testing; increase familiarity with basic formation testing applications; increase understanding of the objectives, techniques, and equipment associated with reservoir fluid sampling; and explicate the role formation testing plays in assessing formation producibility.


DESIGNED FOR Production Operations Staff, Reservoir Engineers, Facilities Staff Drilling and Completion Engineers, Geoscientists, Field Supervisors and Managers, Field Technicians, Service Company Engineers and Managers.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The basics of formation testing, including important terms and concepts
  • The specifics of formation testing applications
  • How reservoir fluid sampling is conducted
  • The role of formation testing for producibility

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours


FEE: $250

 

This skill module introduces the purpose of, processes, and tools for basic core measurements and special core measurements; and overviews Petrography and Mineralogy Data from cores as well as unconventional core analysis.


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. It is ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Outline techniques for measurement of porosity, permeability, and saturation from cores
  • Identify rules for cutting core plugs, cleaning, and preparing
  • Define special core analysis and its application to petrophysics
  • Explain the usage of special core analysis to determine electrical properties (m, n, Qv) and procedures to assure quality
  • Describe the importance of capillary pressure and wettability; how special core analysis can determine relative permeability curves and residual saturations
  • Explain basic concepts of thin section, SEM, and X-ray diffraction
  • Describe scanning electron microscopy's purpose
  • Define terms of core analysis, the mineralogy of the rocks, and differences when taking measurements
  • Identify differences between unconventional and routine measurements and know when to apply each
  • Define TOC, Maturity, and Kerogen type of source rocks

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

 

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module continues the introduction to petrophysical well logging tools and data interpretation. Resistivity logging tools including Induction logs, Laterologs, EWR tools, and Microresistivity devices as well as resistivity data are covered. Topics include depth of investigation and bed resolution, types of resistivity logs, and the effects of different mud systems.


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers who desire a working knowledge of Petrophysics and hydrocarbon evaluation; Other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels desiring a basic background in the petrophysics discipline.
 
This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P industry including service company and government employees.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Operating tool physics and data applications of the various resistivity logging tools
  • Selection criteria for which tool provides the best resistivity data for different environments (mud types, formation resistivity ranges, etc.)
  • The latest Array resistivity tools
  • The transverse induction device for highly anisotropic formations

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module is an introduction to Petrophysical Evaluation which integrates the concepts and data covered in the previous skill modules. The porosity and resistivity data are used in the saturation model to calculate oil and gas saturations. By integrating the available mudlog, core and open hole log data, the Petrophysicist determines net pay, net to gross, porosity, and hydrocarbon saturations. These are required inputs to the Geologic (Static) model used to calculate hydrocarbon volumes in the subsurface. Also, the petrophysical evaluation data including permeability is required input into the reservoir dynamic model that is used to plan development wells and facilities and optimize production of oil and gas reservoirs.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers who desire a working knowledge of Petrophysics and hydrocarbon evaluation; Other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels desiring a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. It is ideal for Service Company and Government employees working with the E&P Industry.

 

This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • ​How to perform a basic petrophysical evaluation that incorporates Gamma Ray, SP, porosity, and resistivity data
  • About the borehole and formation environment and the parameters required for saturation determination
  • Archie Equations and how to calculate water saturations in any interval of interest
  • The effect of clay minerals on formation resistivity
  • Shaly sand equations used to calculate saturations in shaly sands
  • How to conduct an integrated formation evaluation

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module introduces Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Logging, interpretation of Borehole Images and Dip Meter Data, and how permeability is measured in both logs and cores. The skill module covers NMR logging principles and interpretation and the importance and application of borehole image and dipmeter data.


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data, Ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This skill module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • ​Describe NMR principles: proton recession and T1 and T2 relaxation in porous media
  • Describe the NMR response to pore size, free fluid, trapped water, permeability, and water cut
  • Characterize tool models, similarities, differences, and operational issues
  • Define NMR permeability determination and bound water vs. free water
  • Describe NMR saturation techniques and interpretation, including appropriate applications and limitations
  • Determine permeability from conventional wireline logs
  • Estimate permeability from empirical relationships
  • Apply specialized tools, such as NMR and acoustic logs to estimate permeability
  • Determine permeability from cores

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill module reviews essentials of rock mechanics required for general practice of petroleum geomechanics and covers basic concepts such as stress, deformation, and failure in rocks.


DESIGNED FOR Geoscientists, petrophysicists, completion and drilling engineers or anyone involved in unconventional reservoir development.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Identify three main constituents of geomechanical problems: initial state, disturbing events and mechanical response in different geomechanical problems

  • Define stress tensor, effective stresses, principal stresses, and in-situ stress regimes and visual stresses in the Mohr coordinate system

  • Recognize the significance of deformation in rock mechanics and define strain tensor and different types of strains

  • Describe elastic and elastoplastic constitutive models between stress and strain tensors such elastic and elastoplastic and their parameters

  • Calculate dynamic elastic parameters and Identify the differences between dynamic and static elastic parameters

  • Recognize the importance of shear failure criteria in geomechanics and describe different linear and non-linear failure criteria and their advantages and limitations

  • Read and use laboratory reports for measurement of elastic parameters and strength properties of rocks

     

 

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DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours


FEE: $395

 

This skill modules covers special mechanical properties of shales, such as anisotropy, brittleness, and fracture toughness, which have great importance for development of shale plays.


DESIGNED FOR Geoscientists, petrophysicists, completion and drilling engineers or anyone involved in unconventional reservoir development.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Identify mechanical anisotropy, its different types, and its measurement from lab, log, and seismic data

  • Recognize how anisotropy influences the rock response to hydraulic fracturing

  • Identify the different types of rock brittleness (elastic, mineralogical, and strenth-based)

  • Describe fracture toughness and its measurement

 

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DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Laboratory testing is considered one of the most reliable sources for characterization of mechanical rock properties. This skill module provides a profound understanding of the laboratory tests commonly conducted in the practice of petroleum geomechanics. It explains how to efficiently understand, interpret, and use the results of these tests in geomechanical workflows.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, petrophysicists, completion and drilling engineers or anyone involved in unconventional reservoir development

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • List different data sources for geomechanical characterization
  • Identify ifferent groups of laboratory tests and their differences
  • Recognize the limitations and challenges of laboratory sampling and testing
  • Identify the importance of compressive laboratory tests; describe unconfined and confined compressive tests and their procedures
  • Determine shear failure criteria from the results of compressive laboratory tests and identify the limitations of conventional triaxial apparatus
  • Describe the procedure for conducting other compressive testing apparatuses such as true triaxial and direct shear tests
  • Recognize the importance of characterizing tensile strength of rocks and describe the methods used for its measurement
  • Define fracture toughness, recognize its importance and describe different methods used for the measurement of fracture roughness
  • Recognize the influence of rock anisotropy on the results of compressive and tensile laboratory tests

 

 

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DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

While conventional laboratory tests provide important basic data, proper geomechanical characterization of rock properties requires acquisition of important data from several other sources such as special laboratory tests and field measurements. This skill module introduces these data sources and explains their values and applications for geomechanical characterization.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, petrophysicists, completion and drilling engineers or anyone involved in unconventional reservoir development

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Recognize the importance of compressibility tests in reservoir geomechanics and identify different types of compressibility coefficients
  • Describe procedures of hydrostatic and uniaxial compressibility tests in drained and undrained conditions
  • Recognize the influences of (cyclic) production and injection on the mechanical response of rocks
  • List the reasons for conducting non-destructive tests and the procedures for some major non-destructive tests including rebound hammer, indentation and scratch tests and list their limitations
  • Explain the differences of dynamic and static measurements of elastic rock properties and recognize the importance of comparing static and dynamic elastic properties
  • Describe the procedure for the ultrasonic test and calculate dynamic rock properties from the results of this test
  • Recognize the influence of rock anisotropy on the results of ultrasonic tests
  • Explain how acoustic emission measurements can help with the characterization of failure in rocks
  • List different field measurement methods that can be used for the characterization of mechanical rock properties such as wireline logs, seismic surveys, seismic and micro-seismic monitoring and mechanical field tests

 

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This introductory skill module is designed to familiarize the learners with reservoir geomechanics, its fundamentals and terminology along with methodologies used for solving problems associated with different subsurface operations.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, petrophysicists, completion and drilling engineers or anyone involved in unconventional reservoir development

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Recognize the significance of rock mechanics and petroleum geomechanics in development of hydrocarbon resources and other subsurface operations
  • Identify applications of geomechanics for optimization and risk mitigation for several different subsurface operations
  • Use the basic terminology of petroleum geomechanics e.g. in-situ stresses, pore pressure, failure criteria, constitutive models, fracture networks, and several other key terms
  • Describe the basic principles of rock mechanics and its problem-solving techniques for different geomechanical problems such as borehole stability, sand production, compaction and subsidence, caprock integrity, hydraulic fracturing and more

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Pore pressure is a critical parameter for geomechanical modeling, and its proper characterization has a great importance as will be discussed in this skill module.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, petrophysicists, completion and drilling engineers or anyone involved in unconventional reservoir development

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify the significance of pore pressure in subsurface operations such as drilling, completion, production, etc.
  • Define pore pressure in porous rock and describe the mechanical interaction between the rock matrix and fluid and explain the concept of effective stresses
  • List different pore pressure regimes and explain their differences
  • Recognize and explain different mechanisms that result in overpressure regimes including stress-induced, uplift, buoyancy and pressure difference, and fluid generation and fluid expansion mechanisms
  • Identify and describe natural and artificial mechanisms that result in underpressure regimes
  • List different methods used for pressure detection and prediction including pre-drilling, while-drilling and after-drilling methods
  • Describe the fundamentals of pore pressure measurement using well testing
  • Recognize the influence of pore pressure on different rock properties, petrophysical logs and seismic attributes that can be implemented for identifying overpressuring
  • Explain the influence of high pore pressure on different rock properties such as porosity, density, wave velocities, and resistivity
  • Explain basic equivalent depth and ratio methods to estimate overpressuring from petrophysical logs
  • Explain how drilling indicators (e.g., kicks, tight spots, gas shows, etc.), rock cavings and drilling rate are used for estimation of pore pressure
  • Explain the challenges of pore pressure prediction in unconventional plays

 

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