|Production Logging - RMP|
|Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs - PUR|
|Cased Hole Formation Evaluation - CH|
Duration: 4 days
Instructor(s): Ahmed Badruzzaman, Dale Fitz
|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.
DR. DALE FITZ has 36 years of experience as a petrophysicist doing open-hole and cased-hole log interpretation and production logging in both exploration and production environments. He spent over 34 years working for ExxonMobil. About half of this time was spent doing research on shaly sand petrophysical methods, cased-hole nuclear logging techniques, and high-angle/horizontal well logging techniques. The remaining time was spent in various exploration and production departments providing petrophysical support for extended reach high-angle/horizontal drilling programs and providing cased-hole nuclear and production logging support for difficult production challenges world-wide. During this time, he was heavily involved in developing and delivering training worldwide to ExxonMobil and affiliates on basic well logging, cased-hole nuclear logging, and production logging. Since retirement, Dale has been heavily involved in volunteer work for the Boy Scouts of America but has also been developing new training for cased-hole nuclear logging and production logging courses. He has a BS in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He held postdoctoral fellowships at the Max Planck Institut for Stromungsforschung in Gottingen, Germany and the University of Toronto, in Canada. He was also a visiting assistant professor in chemistry at the University of Houston. He has 27 publications in chemistry, 14 publications in the open-literature in petrophysics, and has numerous internal publications, memos, and training manuals with ExxonMobil. He is a member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. At various times in the past he has served as an assistant editor for petrophysical publications for both of these professional societies.
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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