Fundamentals of Petrophysics

12th-13th July 2021- Middle East Online
14th-15th July 2021- Africa Online

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The Fundamentals of Petrophysics course cover concepts of Petrophysics. The course focuses on reservoir properties and the life of oil and gas wells. Attendees will gain a better understanding of methodologies used to calculate spontaneous potential and measurements. Different ways of evaluating resistivity and porosity will be discussed. Entrants will comprehend the principles, applications, and integrations of petrophysical information for reservoir description. The plan of this course is to provide thorough details about Petrophysics and other subsurface disciplines. You will learn to analyse the log, core, geoscience, and engineering well data for field development projects. Further discussions will include Hydrocarbon identification, Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Borehole Imaging. This program will provide insights into the borehole measurement and evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs. This course is a requisite for anyone associated with the subsurface within the petroleum industry. You will assimilate the classical workflow with bits and bytes of wireline logs as well as how to perform qualitative log interpretation from data quality control to the determination of porosity, water saturation and permeability. Through a synthesis of group discussions, exercises and workshops, entrants can swiftly grasp how to conduct competent quick-look evaluations. Attendees can incorporate practices and techniques taught in this course for better results in the field. Using resources and skills from this course participants will acquire skills in ways to integrate petrophysical information with other data sources which will further help in improving participants’ ability to gauge technical risks while examining hydrocarbon elbow room.

Learning Objectives:

  • A basic understanding of fundamental concepts of Petrophysics
  • Understanding Lithology Identification and Porosity Determination
  • Calculation of Oil & Gas Reserves
  • An Outlook on Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Subsurface Disciplines
  • Integration of Petrophysics with the other subsurface specialties
  • Learning about Wireline formation testing- Its techniques and tools.
  • A generic overview of measurement & logging while drilling
  • Comprehending the importance of petrophysical data in achieving correct reservoir modeling.
  • A thorough study of the procedure of log interpretation




Fundamental of Petrophysics

Session 1: Introduction


  • Fundamental concepts of petrophysics
  • Basic reservoir rock properties
  • Life of oil and gas well
  • Identification of well logging tools used to collect petrophysical data
Session 2: Lithology Identification


  • Natural Gamma Rays (GR)
  • GR measurements
  • GR log interpretation


  • Spontaneous Potential (SP)
  • SP measurements
  • SP log interpretation
  • Application of GR and SP data
Session 3: Porosity Determination


  • Sonic Porosity
  • Neutron-Porosity
  • Density Porosity
  • Neutron-Density Porosity
  • Application of porosity data
Session 4: Resistivity logging


  • Deep, shallow and medium resistivity measurements
  • Archie’s Equation and determination of water saturation
Session 5: Hydrocarbon Identification


  • Log combinations – GR, Neutron-Density, Resistivity
  • Application of porosity data


Session 6: Oil and Gas Reserves Calculation


  • Procedure for log interpretation
  • Determination of oil and gas in-place volumes
  • Determination of oil and gas reserves
  • Impact of petrophysics on economic uncertainty
Session 7: Wireline Formation Testing


  • Techniques and tools used to perform wireline formation tests
  • Wireline pressure data and its use
Session 8: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (NMR) & Borehole imaging


  • NMR
  • Borehole imaging
  • Application of NMR and borehole imaging data
Session 9: Measurement while drilling (MWD) and Logging While Drilling (LWD)


  • Evolving well logging technologies
  • MWD and LWD data and their use
Session 10: Petrophysics and other Subsurface disciplines


  • Integration of Petrophysics with the other subsurface specialties
  • Reporting and delivering results to other disciplines
  • Importance of petrophysical data in achieving correct reservoir modeling



Our Trainer is a Petroleum Engineer and Civil Engineer in the Discipline of Petroleum Engineering, WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering. He holds PhD and Master degree in Petroleum engineering from Curtin University. His roles in oil and gas industry has included petrophysical analysis, static and dynamic reservoir modelling and simulation, reserves/resources quantification and reporting, production forecasting, field development planning, review of production data and recommendation of remedial measures for wells, reservoir pressure analysis, well testing and decline curve analysis, analysis of greenhouse emissions for LNG projects, review of drilling and geological data from rig sites to monitor progress of well drilling operations.

He has PhD on the design of composite coiled tubing for deep exploration mineral drilling. The research was funded by the Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC). He is a lecturer in the Discipline of Petroleum Engineering. He also manages the delivery of Subsea Engineering Course as well as supervising Masters and PhD students.

Our Trainer also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has over 10 years of civil engineering industry experience. He has held roles across civil and structural engineering design, construction supervision and construction site management, project management, procurement and contracts management, health and safety areas.







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