|Production Logging - RMP|
|Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs - PUR|
|Cased Hole Formation Evaluation - CH|
Duration: 4 days
Instructor(s): Ahmed Badruzzaman, Herman Vacca
|This course teaches skills necessary to practice the art and science in accurately determining remaining hydrocarbons using modern dual-detector and emerging multi-detector pulsed neutron (PN) tools. The latter can compute multiple petrophysical parameters simultaneously and delineate gas better, especially in low porosity, but add to data and interpretation complexity. The course discusses measurement-to-interpretation techniques used by various players and thus offers an insight into their effectiveness in conditions of increasing wellbore and formation complexities. The user will gain a better understanding of why tools from different service companies, often recording similar raw data in near-identical conditions, may differ significantly in their predictions. The course will help users of the technology make targeted tool choices, plan logging jobs better, and perform in-house interpretation if needed. Participants are invited to bring project work to discuss with the instructor on the fourth day.|
Geologists, formation evaluations specialists, completion, reservoir and production engineers, and managers who may be making technology- and tool-choice decisions.
You Will Learn:
DR. AHMED BADRUZZAMAN holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Science from Renssekaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and has spent 35 years in the energy field leading research, application, and instructing cased and open-hole nuclear techniques. With Pacific Consultants and Engineers, based in California, Ahmed consults for the USDOE on assessing alternatives to radionuclide logging sources. He is also, presently, a Visiting Scholar at University of California in Berkeley, CA, where he advises the university of educational curriculums on nuclear logging and studies related to advanced techniques. As a scientist for Chevron (1991-2012), Ahmed excelled in his role of Internal Consultant on Nuclear Logging by developing the industry-standard three-phase algorithm to compute oil-saturation in steam floods, led R&D to assess nuclear tool response in complex environments using modeling, patented a non-chemical sources pseudo-density concept, pioneered the multiple-detector pulsed neutron tool idea for cased-hole applications, and developed the corporation's nuclear logging source safety guide. Ahmed's work experience also includes leading R&D for Sandia National Laboratories, Schlumberger-Doll Research, and Babcock & Wilcox, instructing a Graduate course at Berkeley (2001-2009), and consulting for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on their draft Well Logging Source Safety Guide (2011-2012). Dr. Badruzzaman is the author of over 40 papers, holds two patents, is the recipient of several SPE/SPWLA awards, and is currently writing a textbook on nuclear logging. He is also holds prestigious titles within the industry including Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, former SPE Distinguished Lecturer, SPWLA Distinguished Speaker, chairman of the SPWLA Nuclear Logging SIG, former chairman of the SPE DL Committee, former VP of Publication of SPWLA, and former editor of Petrophysics.
MR. HERMAN VACCA is a Senior Petrophysicist with extensive global experience including open hole and cased-hole formation evaluation, specializing in new technology applications. He is especially adept in working with teams to integrate formation evaluation results with local and regional projects. He is dedicated to total concept analyses in search for commercial new, old and bypassed pay. His expertise includes advanced log interpretation; completion operations and evaluations; unconventional resources; education, tutoring and mentoring; teamwork; customer service; and technical writing. Herman has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and an MBA from Texas A&M University.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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