Topic outline

  • Petrophysics for Other Disciplines

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of petrophysics for geoscientists, petrophysicists, petroleum reservoir and drilling engineers, geologists and geophysicists whose job requires a more extensive knowledge of petrophysical engineering
    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on petrophysics for other disciplines Determine porosity using routine core analysis including the effect of compaction on porosity
      Measure bulk volume, pore volume and grain volume as well as describe the schematic diagram of helium porosimeter apparatus Discuss Boyle’s law porosimeter, porosity concepts, log measurement and core measurements in shaly sandstone
      Explain Darcy`s law, schematic diagram of Darcy`s apparatus and Kozeny-Carman model Identify the ideal gas flow, high velocity flow, measurement of permeability and constant head permeameter
      Apply measurement of permeability, measurement of air permeability and fluid flow through porous media Illustrate schematic of linear flow through a core sample and perform electrical property tests
      Review listing of electrical properties of rocks, electrical properties and formation factor (F, FF, FRF) Discuss the cementation exponent plot of resistivity and porosity at stressed (i.e. reservoir) conditions
      Measure resistivity of partially water-saturated rocks and electrical circuit of resistance Identify the effects of conductive solids, apparent formation factor and water resistivity for clayey and clean sands
      Describe graph of rock conductivity (Co) and brine conductivity (Cw) as well as recognize the effects of overburden pressure on resistivity Apply capillary pressure measurement methods porous plate and disk method (restored state)
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of petrophysics. It covers the determination of porosity using routine core analysis and the effect of compaction on porosity; the bulk volume, pore volume and grain volume; the schematic diagram of helium porosimeter apparatus; the Boyle’s law porosimeter, porosity concepts, log measurement and core measurements in shaly sandstone; the Darcy`s law, schematic diagram of Darcy`s apparatus and Kozeny-Carman model; the ideal gas flow, high velocity flow, measurement of permeability and constant head permeameter; the measurement of permeability-measurement of air permeability and fluid flow through porous media; and the schematic of linear flow through a core sample and electrical property tests

        During this course, participants will learn the listing of electrical properties of rocks; the electrical properties and formation factor (F, FF, FRF); the cementation exponent plot of resistivity and porosity at stressed (i.e. reservoir) conditions; the resistivity of partially water-saturated rocks and electrical circuit of resistance; the effects of conductive solids, apparent formation factor and water resistivity for clayey and clean sands; the graph of rock conductivity (Co) and brine conductivity (Cw); the effects of overburden pressure on resistivity; and the capillary pressure measurement methods porous plate and disk method (restored state).

        • Module 1 - Porosity

          Contents:
            • Video: Porosity - Reservoir Engineering
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Permeability

            Contents:
              • Introduction
              • Darcy's Law
              • Kozeny-Carman Model
              • Klinkenberg Effect
              • Ideal Gas Flow
              • High Velocity Flow
              • Measurement of Permeability
              • Constant Head Permeameter
              • Measurement of Permeability Measurement of Air Permeability
              • Video: Permeability - Reservoir Engineering
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 3 - Darcy's Law

              Contents:
                • Video: Darcy's Law
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - Electrical Properties

                Contents:
                  • Formation Factor (F, FF, FRF)
                  • Resistivity
                  • Cementation Exponent m
                  • Saturation Exponent n
                  • Tortuosity
                  • Video: Borehole Tortuosity 
                  • Effects of Conductive Solids (Conductive Clays NO Shales!)
                  • Effects of Overburden Pressure (On Resistivity)
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 5 - Capillary Pressure

                  Contents:
                    • Capillary Pressure Measurement Methods Porous Plate/Disk Method (Restored state)
                    • Advantages - General
                    • Disadvantages - General
                    • Advantages - Batch Cell
                    • Disadvantages - Batch Cell
                    • Advantages - Individual Cell
                    • Disadvantages - Individual Cell
                    • Capillary Pressure Measurement Methods Centrifuge Method (High Speed)
                    • Advantages
                    • Disadvantages
                    • Capillary Pressure Measurement Methods Mercury Injection (Purcell Method; MICP Method)
                    • Advantages – General
                    • Disadvantages – General
                    • Advantages – Low Pressure Mercury Injection (LPM)
                    • Disadvantages – Low Pressure Mercury Injection (LPM)
                    • Advantages – High Pressure Mercury Injection (HPMI) 
                    • Disadvantages – High Pressure Mercury Injection (HPMI)
                    • Dynamic Method
                    • Comparison of Pc Methods
                    • Summary of Equilibrium Times for Pc Tests
                    • Converting Data from Laboratory Conditions to Reservoir Conditions
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - Wettability

                    Contents:
                      • Measurement of Wettability Contact Angle
                      • Measurement of Wettability Amott Method (Amott-Harvey)
                      • Measurement of Wettability The Centrifuge Method (USBM Method)
                      • Measurement of Wettability – Wettability Index - Centrifuge Method (USBM Method)
                      • Measurement of Wettability Combined Amott-USBM Method 
                      • Alteration of Wettability
                      • Measurement of Wettability - Electrical Properties
                      • Video: Wettability - Reservoir Engineering
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 7 - Reservoir Geomechanics

                      Contents:
                        • Video: Thick-Walled Cylinder
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 8 - Water Saturation

                        Contents:
                          • Photograph of Retort Apparatus
                          • Video: Calculation of Water Saturation
                        • Module 9 - Clays & Clay Damage

                          Contents:
                            • Clays & Clay Damage 
                          • Module 10 - Viscosity and Density

                            Contents:
                              • Methods for Measuring Viscosity Capillary Type Viscometer
                              • Two Types of Ostwald Viscometers
                              • Falling Ball Viscometer
                              • Rotational Viscometer
                              • API Gravity 
                              • Density
                              • Measurement of Density
                              • Video: Determination of density by using Bicapillary pycnometer method
                              • Module Quiz
                            • Post-Test

                              Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.