Applied Core Analysis & Interpretation

This course is designed to provide deep understanding of core analysis and well logging for better reservoir characterization. Accurate measurements of routine and special (RCAL&SCAL) rock properties using core analysis and well logging reveal good evidence of hydrocarbon presence, reservoir storage capacity and flow capability. Coring and well logging offer the most tangible and direct means of determining critical reservoir parameters for making important and critical decisions about reservoir management and/or development plus enhanced oil recovery projects

Discipline: Petrophysics
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 4 Days
  • Coring and core analysis objectives
  • Coring hardware and maximizing core recovery
  • Core-handling, wellsite procedures, and preservation methods
  • Sidewall coring and analysis
  • Organizing effective laboratory programs
  • Porosity, permeability, and fluid saturation
  • Unconventional Reservoir Analytical Protocol
  • Quality control in core analysis
  • Petrography and mineralogy
  • Special core analysis sample selection and statistical data analysis
  • Core-log correlation (includes nmr log calibration, acoustic, nuclear, and electrical properties) an introduction to rock mechanics
  • Wettability, relative permeability, capillary pressure, and reservoir fluid distribution
  • Data integration in reservoir simulation
  • Final problem: design of coring and core analysis program

Petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, exploration and development geologists, core and log analysts, geophysicists, drilling and completion engineers, and oil company research and development staff.