Introduction to Log Analysis, Houston, October 28-30, 2013

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 28, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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The three-day course covers the fundamentals of log analysis for understanding open-hole logs and gaining immediate practical skills in formation evaluation. Hydrocarbon evaluation, porosity and permeability estimation are covered, together with rock typing and pay assessment. Methods to integrate core data, drill-cuttings reports, DST results, and production information with logs are described. Log quality control and normalization issues are also discussed. Participants are required to bring either a calculator or a laptop computer (please be sure to fully charge laptop batteries prior to each day) for all 3 course days. Excel freeware log analysis software is provided.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Review of Logging Tool Fundamentals and Downhole Measurements
  • Quick-Look Log Analysis Techniques
  • Archie Log Analysis of Water Saturation and Extensions to Non-Archie Rocks
  • Productivity Predictions of Water-Cut
  • Permeability Estimation from Logs
  • Pay Determination
  • Rock Composition from Log Overlays and Crossplots
  • Shaly Sandstone Analysis
  • Simple and Complex Carbonate Analysis
  • Integration of Core Data with Logs
  • Case Studies and Exercises of Log Analysis which include Cuttings, Core, DST and Production Information
  • Borehole Environment and Log Quality Checks
  • Course Excel Freeware Demonstrations

Date: Oct 28 - 30, 2013

Length: 3 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training

CEU: 2.4 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 24 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 2,595.00 USD



Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

John Doveton is a Senior Scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey, working in research and applications in log analysis, mathematical geology, and petroleum geology. John earned an undergraduate degree from Oxford, and PhD in Geology from the University of Edinburgh. He has taught petrophysical log analysis courses since 1975 in North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, India, and the West Indies, and has been a Distinguished Speaker for the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts. He has authored three textbooks in log analysis, and is a co-author of commercial petrophysical computer software.