HGS Well Log Courses - Well Logs: Basics
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Well Log Courses - Well Logs: Basics
The HGS CEC is pleased to present courses for Well Log Interpretation. These courses are presented in two separate one-day courses: Well Logs: Basics on May 6, 2022 and Well Logs: Beyond Basics on June 10, 2022. Each course has its individual registration, CEUs, and cost.
Friday, May 6, 2022
(Separate registration is required for Day 2 on June 10, 2022, Well Logs: Beyond Basics)
Location: Western Geco/SLB Q Auditorium GeoCollaboration Center
10001 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking
Course: 9:00am – 4:00pm CST
HGS Members $110 HGS Student Members $60 Non-members $150
Registration includes Course Notes, 8-hr Continuing Education PDHs, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and a 3-month license of Hydrocarbon Data Systems Petrophysical platform HDS-LOG
Attendees will be emailed a Certificate of Continuing Education for 8 Professional Development Hours after the event.
**Non-Members can submit a member application and pay their HGS dues before registering to get the member price. Please call the HGS office at 713-463-9476 to be registered only AFTER your application and dues are submitted online.**
Registration will close Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm CST.
Course Description and Outline
This 8-hour course will give both geoscientists and engineers:
Session One Topics: Introduction
- Logging measurements and acquisition of data
- Data formats and sources
- Depth control and uncertainties
- Well surveys and well placement in Geo-space
Session Two Topics: Qualitative Log Analysis, Reading the rocks from well logs
- The “triple-combo” measurement theory
- Lithology vs. facies and what is shale?
- Sensing grain size and depositional environments in clastics
- Visualizing geochemical evidence in determining rock lithology
- Visualizing the reservoir, fluid content and permeability
Session Three: Breakout sessions.
- Reading the logs: Break-out groups will be given a set of logs to discuss in group and report to the class. The analysis will include potential reservoir rock, lithology of the rock sequence, depositional evidence, wellbore quality, etc.
- Well-to-well correlation: Participants will get a set of well-logs to correlate with focus on structure and depth control (The data sets will be paper plots or digital LAS files).
- Well-to-well correlations using stratigraphic depth controls.
Session Four: Quantitative Log analysis Litho-porosity models.
- Techniques for clay and mudstone volume
- Mixed lithology techniques such as graphical MMA and deterministic models
- Total porosity versus “effective” porosity
Session Five: Resistivity and water saturation
- Quantitative resistivity, what corrections are important? What are the quantitative parameters?
- Archie Equation, Pickett Plots and the relationship to core analysis
- Advanced saturation equations (e.g., Simandoux): how do we determine parameters?
- Evidence and measurements of hydrocarbon types.
- Economic parameters from the analysis
Session Six: Break-out session
- Participants will get a shale/sand well to process for economics evaluation. The data sets will be paper log plots and graphing papers, or digital from .LAS files.
Wrap-up discussion for the day one.
The aim of the short course is to create a learning environment that can educate the novice and challenge the experts. There will be several in-class exercises and break-out discussions to get hands-on experiences. Course materials will be available to work on paper or digital files to process on the computer, participants that use a petrophysics platform are encouraged to bring a Laptop. Other course materials provided will be a list of references and a 3 month license of Hydrocarbon Data Systems Petrophysical platform HDS-LOG.
About the instructor:
Mr. Odom is a petrophysicist and geologist with more than 40 years of experience in domestic and international basins. He has authored numerous papers and patents on petrophysics and well-logging tool design.
Areas of expertise:
- Reservoir monitoring using pulsed-neutron systems,
- Open-hole and LWD log analysis, basic and advanced techniques,
- Field-level data harmonization and geologic model building,
- Artificial intelligence and statistical analysis of large data sets,
- Analysis of production and completions (production logs, cement integrity).
Education and industry affiliations:
- BS, geophysics, New Mexico Tech, 1980
- MS, geology, University of Texas at Arlington, 2009
- TBPG Professional Geoscientist – Geophysics #6718
- Chief Executive Officer at Hydrocarbon Data Systems Inc.
- Managing Partner at Oil & Gas Evaluation & Consulting
Instructor Contact Information:
Schlumberger is graciously providing a gratis venue for this course.
10001 Richmond Avenue
|CEC In-Person Short Course 2022|
|HGS Member||$ 110.00|
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