HGS Continuing Education - Introduction to Petrophysics

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Houston Geological Society
Continuing Education Committee

Introduction to Petrophysics
A One-Day Short Course

Randy Mitchell
Petrophysical Solutions Inc.

Friday, April 1, 2016  8 am – 5 pm

Shell Woodcreek Complex
Bldg. B
150 N Dairy Ashford Rd,
Houston, TX 77079

Enter through gates 3 & 4

Early Registration: $75 HGS, GSH, SPE members by 5 AM Friday, March 18, 2016
Registration: $95 non-members by 5am Monday March 28, 2016
NO Walk-ups

* participants would have to be escorted from the Visitor Lobby to the classroom by Shell employees.

Notebook, Certificate of Attendance, Networking Lunch, Continental Breakfast, and Coffee Break refreshments are included in the Registration price.
Doors open at 7:30 AM. Presentation begins at 8:00 AM

Come learn the basic why’s and how-to of wireline Log Interpretation and Analysis. What do the tools measure? Is it always correct? How to calculate porosity and fluid saturations, and how to make sense of the results and begin to predict performance.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a pencil, colored pencils, and a calculator for exercises.

Topics covered include:
How logging data is acquired
The borehole environment
How the logging tools work and what they are responding to in the rock
Quicklook methods for porosity and water saturation estimation
Determining formation temperature and water salinity
Compaction and pore types
The Archie equation
Intro to capillary pressure and pore geometry recognition
Lithology identification
Clay volume estimation and intro to shaly sand equations
Computer interpretation
Net pay estimation
Work problems and more work problems

Randy G. Mitchell, Senior Petrophysical Consultant

Randy has worldwide petrophysical and pore pressure experience in a variety of basins formations. His focus for the past few years has been on unconventional reservoirs. He has 40 years’ experience with Conoco in Houston and Norway, Hamilton Brothers in Denver, and Hess Corporation in Houston. He specializes in integrating many data types to develop a holistic view of the reservoir. He has extensive field study, rock physics, reservoir characterization, and training skills. Randy is a Texas A&M Geology graduate and an active member in SPWLA.

April 1st, 2016 7:30 AM   through   5:00 PM
Shell Woodcreek Complex Bldg. B
150 N Dairy Ashford Rd
Gates 3 & 4
Houston, TX 77079
United States
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HGS Member $ 95.00
HGS Non Member $ 95.00
Honorary/Emeritus/Life Member $ 95.00
Student $ 95.00
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