Topic outline

  • Special Core Analysis for Reservoir Engineers

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of special core analysis for reservoir engineers
    • 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 special core analysis Carryout special coring and core analysis, core sample preparation and core drying methods
      Identify reservoir fluid properties, reservoir rocks, characteristics of reservoir rocks and source of data for coring Recognize rock matrix and pore space, four major components of sandstone, coring assembly and core bit
      Determine whole core sampler, side-wall core sampler, whole core, sidewall sampling gun and sidewall coring tool Differentiate whole core analysis versus plugs or sidewall cores
      Review the information from cores and describe wellsite core acquisition and the roles and responsibilities of coring team Recognize the liner type of fiberglass and aluminium fluted including its advantages and disadvantages
      Illustrate laboratory core processing and core sample preparation as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of flow-through cleaning system, standard soxhlet extraction (cleaning system) and flush through (flow through) core cleaning system Explain the advantages and disadvantages of conventional oven drying and humidity oven drying
      Prepare RCA sample and discuss permeability and Darcy’s law Employ whole core analysis measurements, CT scanning, core plugging, core photography and imaging
      Review the flow chart for laboratory processing of friable, weak and unconsolidated core
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of special coring and core analysis. It covers the core sample preparation and core drying methods;  the reservoir fluid properties, reservoir rocks, characteristics of reservoir rocks and source of data for coring; the rock matrix and pore space, four major components of sandstone, coring assembly and core bit; the whole core sampler, side-wall core sampler, whole core, sidewall sampling gun and sidewall coring tool; the whole core analysis versus plugs or sidewall cores; and the information from cores, wellsite core acquisition and the roles and responsibilities of coring team
        During this course, participants will learn the liner type of fiberglass and aluminium fluted including its advantages and disadvantages; the laboratory core processing and core sample preparation; the advantages and disadvantages of flow-through cleaning system, standard soxhlet extraction (cleaning system) and flush through (flow through) core cleaning system; the advantages and disadvantages of conventional oven drying and humidity oven drying; the preparation of RCA sample, permeability and Darcy’s law; the whole core analysis measurements, CT scanning, core plugging, core photography and imaging; and the flow chart for laboratory processing of friable, weak and unconsolidated core
        • Module 1 - Introduction (Core Methods & Reservoir Properties)

          Contents:
            • Introduction
            • Core Sample Preparation
            • Core Drying Methods
            • Reservoir Fluid Properties
            • Reservoir Rocks
            • Characteristics of Reservoir Rocks
            • Source of Data: Coring
            • Rock Matrix and Pore Space
            • Four Major Components of Sandstone
            • Coring Assembly and Core Bit
            • Coring
            • Video: What is Coring
            • Whole Core
            • Sidewall Sampling Gun
            • Sidewall Coring Tool
            • Whole Core Analysis vs. Plugs or Sidewall Cores
            • Information from Cores
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Wellsite Core Acquisition

            Contents:
              • Wellsite Core Acquisition
            • Module 3 - Laboratory Core Processing

              Contents:
                • Laboratory Core Processing
              • Module 4 - Core Sample Preparation

                Contents:
                  • Core Sample Preparation
                  • Video: Core Sample Preparation
                • Module 5 - Preparations for RCA Sample

                  Contents:
                    • Preparations for RCA
                    • Darcy's Law
                    • Video: Core Analysis
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - Example RCA Workflow

                    Contents:
                      • Example RCA Workflow
                    • Module 7 - CT Scanning

                      Contents:
                        • CT Scanning
                        • Core Plugging
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 8 - Core Plugging

                        Contents:
                          • Core Plugging
                          • Video: What is CORE PLUG
                        • Module 9 - Core Photography & Imaging

                          Contents:
                            • Core Photography & Imaging
                          • Post-Test

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