|Integration of Rocks, Log and Test Data - ILC|
|Shaly Sand Petrophysics - APS|
|Wireline Formation Testing and Interpretation - WFT|
|Capillarity in Rocks - CIR|
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 3 days
Instructor(s): David Murphy, E. C. Thomas
This course covers conventional reservoirs.
The course provides detailed knowledge of how capillarity affects hydrocarbon distribution in a reservoir rock, and how the magnitude of capillary forces can be used to deduce valuable information about rock properties including pore throat sizes, pore network geometry, porosity, and permeability. Several in-class exercises reinforce the course learning and provide students with experience using capillary pressure data for reservoir characterization. Exercises will be worked on the computer using spreadsheet software. One personal computer will be provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.
"It was fun and engaging as well as informative." - Petrophysicist, United States
"I can't say enough great things about [instructor]. Great course. One of the best instructors ever." - Foundation Geologist
Geoscientists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, and research and development staff who want to gain fundamental insight into the capillary properties and hydrocarbon distribution in reservoir rocks.
You Will Learn:
MR. DAVID PATRICK MURPHY retired from Shell Exploration and Production after almost 35 years of engineering and operational experience, with emphasis on petrophysical engineering and technical learning. For over 16 years he was formation evaluation lecturer in the University of Houston Petroleum Engineering Graduate Program. He received the Outstanding Lecturer award from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering twice. He is widely published including multiple articles in World Oil and contributions to Carbonate Reservoir Characterization: A Geological-Engineering Analysis, Part II (Elsevier 1996). He has been a judge for Hart's E&P annual Meritorious Engineering Awards and an industry advisor for Oilfield Review. He is a member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He has taught numerous SPWLA short courses. SPE committee memberships have included Education and Professionalism Committee and Measurement While Drilling Reprint Editorial Committee. Murphy is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Petroleum Engineering. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
DR. ESTES C. THOMAS served Shell Oil Company in various assignments for 32 years and retired as a Petrophysical Engineering Advisor. He formed Bayou Petrophysics in 1999 and currently consults part-time and provides technical training in shaly sand analysis and other areas of Petrophysics, and serves the SPE and SPWLA as a technical editor in various assignments. His professional career interests and publications have spanned many topics including development of revolutionary core analysis methods for handling and measuring the petrophysical properties of unconsolidated sands; pioneering the use of SEM techniques to study the pore structure and pore wall geometry and physical chemistry of shaly sands; empirical verification of the Waxman-Smits model for interpretation of resistivity behavior in homogeneous oil-bearing shaly sands; empirical quantification of the relationship between membrane potential and cation exchange capacity in shaly sands; development of models to interpret wireline logs and predict performance in laminated shaly sands. His most recent research interests involve methods to improve the performance of wireline formation sampling tools. He has received numerous awards and has presented many keynote addresses for the SPE and SPWLA. In 2004 E.C. was presented SPWLA's highest award, the Gold Medal for Technical Achievement. He received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University, performed Post Doctorate studies in Physical Chemistry at Princeton University, and received a B.S. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University.
In-House Course Presentations
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