Core Analysis


About the Skill Module

This skill module introduces the purpose of, processes, and tools for basic core measurements and special core measurements; and overviews Petrography and Mineralogy Data from cores as well as unconventional core analysis.

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Target Audience

Geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data, Ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This skill module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to:

  • Outline techniques for measurement of porosity, permeability, and saturation from cores
  • Identify rules for cutting core plugs, cleaning, and preparing
  • Define special core analysis and its application to petrophysics
  • Explain the usage of special core analysis to determine electrical properties (m, n, Qv) and procedures to assure quality
  • Describe the importance of capillary pressure and wettability; how special core analysis can determine relative permeability curves and residual saturations
  • Explain basic concepts of thin section, SEM, and X-ray diffraction
  • Describe scanning electron microscopy's purpose
  • Define terms of core analysis, the mineralogy of the rocks, and differences when taking measurements
  • Identify differences between unconventional and routine measurements and know when to apply each
  • Define TOC, Maturity, and Kerogen type of source rocks

Product Details







Product Type:

Individual Skill Module




2.5 hours (approx.)