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Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): David Murphy, Roberto Peveraro, E. C. Thomas
This course tackles the important and nontrivial problem of practical formation evaluation in shaly sand provinces. The presence of clay minerals and shale laminations strongly affects the physical properties of the reservoir rock and induce significant effects on the response of most logging tools; these perturbations often result in low resistivity/low contrast pay zones that can be significant hydrocarbon producers but are often overlooked. A properly designed analytical program (cores and logs) for the evaluation of shaly sands can add significant reserves in existing fields and can allow for the rapid identification of potential by-passed pay zones in exploration wells. The course is practical and participants are given laboratory and field problems to emphasize the instruction. At the end of the course, the participants will be able to identify and evaluate pay intervals in shaly sands.
"I liked learning about the different methods to find water saturation." - Geophysicist, United States
"This was generally new and interesting info to me! Very interesting. The course materials were exceptional, with only a few noted mistakes/changes. The comprehension of the materials was much better than many other courses." - Geologist, United States
"Liked everything starting from shale/clay toward distrubutions then calculations and tools to core NMR imaging -- excellent." - Petrophysicist, Oman
Petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and explorationists involved in all phases of reservoir evaluation in shaly sand provinces.
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.
MR. ROBERTO PEVERARO is a petroleum geoscience and engineering consultant with over 38 years' experience in the oil industry, including senior technical management positions in formation evaluation, rock physics and borehole geophysics. Before founding Petrocomp Consulting, Ltd., he worked at Schlumberger and BNOC BRITOIL BP, where he held various senior level executive positions. In addition to having extensive technical authorship and publications, he is a senior member in IEEE, SEG, SPE, and SPWLA, a Recipient of SPWLA 2002 Distinguished Technical Achievement Award for Significant Technical Contributions in Formation Evaluation, and a Founder member of European Association of Petroleum Geoscientists and Engineers. He received both graduate and postgraduate degrees in Engineering Physics, and Applied Physics and Geophysics from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
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.
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