|Coring and Core Analysis - CCA|
|Integration of Rocks, Log and Test Data - ILC|
|Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP|
|Well Log Interpretation - WLI|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Eric Foster, Paul Gardner, Roberto Peveraro, E. C. Thomas, Michael Webster
The most universal, comprehensive, and concise descriptive documents on oil and gas wells are logs. They impact the work of almost every oilfield group from geologists to roustabouts to bankers. Familiarity with the purposes and optimum applications of well logs is, therefore, essential for people forging their careers in the oil business. The instructor uses a novel approach to help participants develop a good grounding in understanding and applying well logging techniques. General principles of physics are presented to explain the functioning of modern logging tools. Wherever possible, the physics of logging measurements is related to everyday tools and applications. Participants develop an appreciation for the constraints and limitations of operating in the borehole environment. A number of actual log examples are related to basic principles in the description of reservoir properties such as porosity, mineralogy, formation factor, saturation, and hydrocarbon type for essentially clean reservoirs. Cross-plotting and reconnaissance techniques quickly and efficiently discriminate between water, oil, and gas. Participants gain realistic experience by working in teams on a comprehensive log interpretation exercise.
"The course was a perfect overview of well logging." - Operations Geologist, Spain
"Experience of the instructor. His ability to describe things in a clear way and to structure the course in the best way it can be. It was one of the best courses I've ever attended." - Reservoir Engineer
Petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, engineers, technicians, or anyone interested in a solid understanding of the principles of borehole geophysics.
You Will Learn:
MR. ERIC FOSTER is a Geoscience Technical Advisor with PetroSkills-OGCI based in Houston. He has 40 years of operations and management experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining PetroSkills, he was with Landmark and responsible for managing geoscience and engineering consultants, representing geological, geophysical and petrophysical software applications and services for global operations. Starting as a geologist in field operations in the US, South America, North Sea, Trinidad and Mexico, he then worked as a training instructor and coordinator for worldwide operations at Core Laboratories in Dallas and subsequently moved to Calgary as Manager, Geological Operations. His background has included all aspects of formation evaluation and the application of software to geological and drilling engineering data acquisition and interpretation. He has acted as a technical advisor/consultant on projects throughout the world; and has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training programs. He was an instructor of petroleum technology at Mount Royal College and SAIT in Calgary and in-house for Amoco. He was nominated for the Distinguished Lecturer award. Mr. Foster graduated with a BSc (Honors) in Geology, from the University of London; he is a registered Professional Geologist and is a member of APEGGA, AAPG, SPE, HGS and SPWLA. He served as Publications Chairman and on symposium committees for the CWLS; he co-authored a paper on computer data formats (LAS) and has compiled numerous technical papers and training materials; he is a certified tutor for online learning.
MR. PAUL S. GARDNER has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in a number of capacities within research and operational organizations. He is an instructor for sessions associated with Petrophysics and Well Log Analysis. His expertise spans most aspects of petrophysics and reservoir characterization, and he has carried out, or been part of a team completing numerous projects in a variety of geologic environments. He was the founder of the petrophysical organization at Marathon's Petroleum Technology Center. He has also held a number of management positions associated with reservoir characterization, petrophysics, and technology integration. He has served in a number of capacities associated with technology identification and advancement including the Board of Directors for the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, the Technology Screening Committee for the Houston Technology Center, and he was a member of the Rice Alliance for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Colorado State University, is a member of SPWLA and SPE, and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas.
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.
MR. MICHAEL WEBSTER is a Senior Petrophysics Specialist with over 34 years' experience in the oil and gas industry covering all aspects of petrophysics from exploration and appraisal, to producing mature giant fields. Mr. Webster has specialized in leading multi-disciplinary teams and managing large petrophysical projects. He is an experienced coach and mentor that is keen on developing people technically. He is a strategic thinker with good technical and commercial awareness and strong negotiating skills. He has strong technical leadership skills particularly in petrophysical reservoir description, complex numerical modelling and problem solving. Mr. Webster is skilled with static and dynamic model building for in place volume and reserves estimation. He is highly experienced in well and reservoir surveillance including all aspects of sensor technology and is a skilled problem solver particularly with geological and petrophysical data sets. He is experienced in training international workforces. Mr. Webster has good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well at all levels of an organization. He is a good communicator with professional public speaking and presentation experience. Mr. Webster has a Master of Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and a BSc (Hons) in Geology from University of Aberdeen.
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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