Technical: Deterministic petrophysics


Petrophysics is fundamental to understanding the properties of oil and gas fields. It lies at the centre of all subsurface activities: whether in the context of open-hole operations on new drill wells, cased-hole operations on producing wells or in integrated team building reservoir models for asset evaluation, field development or reservoir management.

In this course emphasis will be placed on the integration of all available data, understanding the context in which the data are acquired and selection of appropriate methods and parameters. Common pitfalls encountered in the interpretation process, and their consequences, will be identified. Interpretation exercises are an important element of the course.


You will learn about:

  • the role of petrophysics
  • definitions of the main petrophysical parameters
  • capillarity, fluid distribution, free water level and fluid contacts
  • logging tool measurement principles and the effect of the borehole environment
  • log data quality assurance
  • quick-look log interpretation
  • data preparation, database construction and environmental corrections
  • deterministic petrophysical interpretation in clean and shaly sands
  • deterministic interpretation in carbonates
  • reporting and delivering results to other disciplines

Who should attend?

Reservoir engineers, geoscientists, petrophysicists and others involved in the oil and gas subsurface management life cycle, with some experience in formation evaluation, who wish to broaden their practical knowledge and understanding of petrophysical data acquisition, quality control and interpretation. Also numerate graduate entrants to these disciplines.


4 days

Scheduled dates

25/09/2017 - 28/09/2017
Stavanger / Norway

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