|Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP|
|Well Log Interpretation - WLI|
|Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs - PUR|
|Coring and Core Analysis - CCA|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Robert Skopec, John (Jack) Thomas, E. C. Thomas
|More than three-quarters of current additions to the world's reserves come from better management of existing reserves. Core-based measurements offer the most tangible and direct means of determining critical reservoir parameters. Core analysis can play a vital role in field equity or unitization and is often considered to be the ground truth to which other measurements are compared (e.g., wireline logging). Using a multidisciplinary approach, participants are taken through the steps necessary to obtain reliable core analysis data and solve formation evaluation problems. Throughout the course, participants are given hands-on problems and practical laboratory and field examples, which reinforce the instruction. *Laboratory visit with core analysis measurement demos (where feasible).|
Petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, exploration and development geologists, core and log analysts, geophysicists, drilling and completion engineers, and oil company research and development staff.
You Will Learn:
DR. ROBERT A. SKOPEC is an independent consultant for Petrophysical Applications International, Inc., specializing in formation evaluation, coring, core analysis, rock mechanics, formation damage assessment, reservoir modeling, and laboratory instrument design. He has spent over 35 years in the industry, principally in core and log analysis in various technical and managerial positions for Diamond Shamrock, Sohio, Gearhart Industries, Oryx Energy (Sun E & P), and Texaco. He has served as President of the Society of Core Analysts (SCA) and on the Board of Directors of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and Logging Characterization Consortium (LCC). He has served as Associate Editor of the Log Analyst (petrophysics) and has chaired numerous technical committees for SCA, SPWLA, and API, and served as a member of the SPWLA and SCA technical committees. He has been an SPE, SPWLA, and SPE/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, served as Executive Editor of SPE Formation Evaluation and SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journals, and as an Associate Editor of the AAPG Bulletin. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Petrophysics in the Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He received a B.S. in geology and an M.S. in geosciences from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in petrophysics, rock mechanics and petroleum geology from the U of Aberdeen, Scotland.
DR. JOHN B. (JACK) THOMAS has more than 45 years of diverse work experiences in which he has conducted or worked on hydrocarbon projects in most of the active petroleum-bearing basins of the world. He is recognized as an expert in reservoir characterization of conventional and unconventional reservoirs including those in tight gas, coalbed methane, all types of siliclastic and carbonate reservoirs. He has presented seminars in more than 26 nations on aspects of these topics. Currently he is PetroSkills Petrophysics Discipline Manager and course instructor. He has authored or co-authored two books on applied and practical petrophysics plus numerous papers on the topic. His academic teaching experiences have been in the areas of petrology, petrophysics, and environmental geology. While the AAPG Geoscience director, he led a tenfold increase in titles published including digital and book releases. He has received honors for work on the local level in the Rocky Mountains, Canada, China, and the Middle East. He was recognized as a Society of Petroleum Engineer's Distinguished Lecturer in 1994-95 traveling Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the United States focusing on the importance of rock-log calibration in reservoir characterization. Professional memberships include the AAPG, SPE, SPWLA, TGS, RMAG. He is past leader of the SEPM Clastic Diagenesis Research Group, Sigma Xi (Local), and Sigma Gamma Epsilon. He received BA and MS degrees from the Miami of Ohio University and a PhD 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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