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Advanced Petrophysics - Bundle 14-26

13 courses

This 13-course bundle covers Advanced Petrophysics topics: Rock properties, Closure Stress, Ancient Logs, Russian Logs, Dipmeter Tools, Structural Dip, Stratigraphy, Seismic Petrophysics, Log Editing, Synthetic Seismograms, Inversion, Vertical Seismic Profiles, Amplitude Versus Offset, Seismic Models.

LECTURE 14 - Mechanical Properties / Elastic Constants

  • Mechanical Properties Basics
  • Elastic Constants Theory
  • Log Editing Basics
  • Calculating Mechanical Properties Of Rocks
  • Shear Modulus N
  • Poisson's Ratio PR
  • Bulk Modulus Kb
  • Bulk Compressibility Cb
  • Biot’s Constant Alpha
  • Young's Modulus Y
  • Modulus of Compressibility Kc
  • Pore Compressibility Kp or Kf
  • Calibrating Dynamic to Static Constants
  • Case Histories
  • Exercise 14

LECTURE 15 - Pressure / Closure Stress

  • Calculating Normal Pore Pressure Gradient
  • Calculating Abnormal Pressure Gradient
  • Calculating Overburden Pressure Gradient
  • Calculating Fracture Pressure and Closure Stress Gradient
  • Calibrating Pressure Gradients
  • Calculating Fracture Extent
  • Gamma Ray Logging to Confirm Fracture Placement
  • Fracture Orientation from Caliper
  • Case Histories
  • Exercise 15

LECTURE 16 - Ancient Logs

  • Introduction To Ancient Logs
  • Electrical Survey (FS Log)
  • Normal Curve
  • Lateral Curve
  • Spontaneous Potential (SP)
  • Laterolog (LL3, LL7)
  • Microlog (MLC)
    Microlaterolog (MLLC)
  • Gamma Ray Log (GR)
  • Neutron Log (GNT)
  • Density Log
  • Sonic Log
  • Shale Volume, Porosity, Water Saturation
  • Case Histories
  • Exercise 16

LECTURE 17 -Russian-Style Logs

  • Introduction To Russian-Style Logs
  • Electrical Survey (BKZ)
  • Normal Curve (Potential, PZ)
  • Lateral Curve (Gradient, GZ)
  • Russian Core Analysis
  • Gamma Ray Log (GK)
  • Neutron Log (NGK)
  • Density Log (GGK)
  • Sonic Log (AK)
  • Shale Volume, Porosity, Water Saturation
  • Case Histories
  • Exercise 17

LECTURE 18 -Dipmeter and Image Logs

  • Introduction To Dip and Image Logs
  • Evolution of the Dipmeter Concept
  • Modern Dipmeters
  • Basic Continuous Dipmeter Calculations
  • High Resolution Dipmeter
  • Determining Dip By Clustering and Pooling
  • Pattern Recognition Dip Calculations
  • Stratigraphic High Resolution Dipmeter
  • Formation Imaging From Dipmeters
  • Resistivity Microscanner Imaging
  • Dipmeter Advisor - An Expert System
  • Auxiliary Dipmeter Presentations
  • Dip Subtraction and Rotation
  • True Stratigraphic and True Vertical Thickness
  • True Vertical Depth
  • Exercise 18

LECTURE 19 - Analysis of Structure

  • Plate Tectonics - The Big Picture
  • Diastrophism - The Regional Picture
  • Subsidence and the Creation of Geosynclines
  • Folds and Faults
  • Petroleum Traps Formed By Structures
  • Analysis of Dipmeter Data For Structural Features
  • Choosing and Using Regional Dip
  • Deciding What The Patterns Mean
  • Classic Dipmeter Patterns On Arrow Plots -------- The Cook Book
  • Case Histories
  • Exercise 19

LECTURE 20 - Analyzing Stratigraphy

  • Depositional Environments
  • Stratigraphic Traps
  • Grain Size
  • Dip Spread
  • Current Bedding
  • Curve Shape Analysis
  • Dipmeter Patterns in Sedimentary Structures
  • Choosing Regional Dip
  • Subtracting Regional Dip
  • Deciding What The Patterns Mean
  • Sedimentary Models
  • Classic Dipmeter Patterns For Stratigraphy - The Cookbook
  • Case Histories
  • Exercise 20

LECTURE 21 - Seismic Petrophysics

  • Seismic Petrophysics Basics
  • Seismic Modeling
  • Log Modeling
  • Logs Used in Seismic Interpretation
  • The Shared-Earth Concept
  • Exercise 21

LECTURE 22 - Editing Logs foe Seismic

  • Log Editing Concepts
  • Modeling Sonic and Density with Response Equation
  • Seismic Check Shots
  • Editing Sonic Logs With SRS and VSP Data
  • Modeling Sonic and Density Logs With Trend Data
  • Modeling Sonic and Density Logs From Resistivity
  • Modeling Sonic and Density Logs From Neutron and Gamma Ray
  • Modeling Sonic and Density Logs With Regression
  • Modeling the Sonic Log Response From Biot-Gassmann Equations
  • Gardner’s Model for Density from Sonic
  • Exercise 22

LECTURE 23 - Seismic Modeling

  • Seismic Modeling Basics
  • Step By Step Procedure for Modeling
  • Integrating the Sonic Log
  • Acoustic Impedance and Reflection Coefficients
  • Calculating Seismic Wavelets
  • Convolution of Wavelet & Reflection Coefficients
  • Case Histories: Synthetic Seismograms
  • Exercise 23

LECTURE 24 - Seismic Inversion, VSP, AVO

  • Seismic Attributes Basics
  • Seismic Inversion Procedures
  • Capturing Low Frequency Components
  • Displaying Seismic Inversion Traces
  • Case Histories: Seismic Inversion
  • Porosity/Lithology From Shear Seismic
  • Case Histories: Porosity/Lithology
  • Vertical Seismic Profile Concepts
  • Vertical Seismic Profiles On Wireline
  • Vertical Seismic Profiles While Drilling
  • Case Histories: Vertical Seismic Profiles
  • Amplitude Versus Offset (AVO)
  • Case Histories: Amplitude Versus Offset
  • Exercise 24

LECTURE 25 - Seismic Data Processing

  • Seismic Concepts for Non-Geophysicists
  • Seismic Data Acquisition
  • Seismic Velocity Analysis Techniques
  • Calculating Seismic Velocity From Logs
  • Calculating Interval Velocity From Seismic
  • Time to Depth Conversions
  • Seismic Velocity and Dipping Beds
  • Exercise 25 (Self Exam for Lectures 21 thru 25)

LECTURE 26 - Cement Integrity Logs

  • Introduction
  • Types of Cement Integrity Logs
  • Temperature Logs
  • Cement Bond Logs (CBL)
  • Cement Bond-Variable Density Logs (CBL-VDL)
  • Cement Mapping Logs (CMT, CET, PET)
  • Ultrasonic Imaging Logs (USI, RBT)
  • Casing / Tubing Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Methods
  • Electromagnetic Methods
  • Multi-Finger Caliper Methods
  • Case History
  • Exercises 26


Your Instructor


Ross Crain
Ross Crain

Mr Crain is a Professional Engineer with over 35 years of experience in reservoir description, petrophysical analysis, and management. He has been a specialist in the integration of well log analysis and petrophysics with geophysical, geological, engineering, and simulation phases of oil and gas exploration and exploitation, with widespread Canadian and Overseas experience. He has an Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal and is a registered engineer in Alberta.

He wrote “The Log Analysis Handbook”, and he offers seminars, mentoring, or petrophysical consulting to oil companies, government agencies, and to consulting service companies around the world. Projects have spanned conventional and unconventional reservoirs in more than 40 countries.

Ross is credited with the invention of the first desktop log analysis system (LOG/MATE) in 1976, 5 years before IBM invented the PC. He continues to advise and train people on software design, implementation, and training. For his consulting practice, he uses his own proprietary software (META/LOG), and is familiar with most commercial systems.

He has won Best Paper Awards from CWLS and CSEG and has authored more than 30 technical papers. Mr Crain was installed as an Honorary Member of the Canadian Well Logging Society for his contributions to the science of well log analysis.

Ross's current interest is development of practical solutions for petrophysical analysis of all forms of unconventional reservoirs, determination of accurate mechanical properties of rocks for stimulation design, mentoring of both novices and experienced petrophysicists.





Courses Included with Purchase



26 - Cement Integrity
Cement Integrity Logging | Estimated Length : 1 hour 30 mins
Ross Crain
$99
14 - Rock Properties
Estimation of the Mechanical Properties of Rocks | Estimated Time : 1 hr 30 mins
Ross Crain
$99
15 - Closure Stress
Analyzing Closure Stress from Well Logs | Estimated Length : 1 hr
Ross Crain
$99
16 - Ancient Logs
The Analysis of Older Logs Run | Estimated Time : 1 hr 30 mins
Ross Crain
$99
17 - Russian Logs
Ancient- Style Logs run in former Soviet Union countries and China | Estimated Time : 40 mins
Ross Crain
$99
18 - Dipmeter Tools
Dipmeter and Image Log Data Acquisition and Processing | Estimated Time : 1 hr
Ross Crain
$99
19 - Structural Dip
Dipmeter and Image Log Interpretation in the study of Geological Structure | Estimated Length : 30 mins
Ross Crain
$99
20-Stratigraphy
Dipmeter and Image Logs | Estimated Length : 45 mins
Ross Crain
$99
21 - Seismic Petrophysics
Geoscience Field of Seismic Petrophysics | Estimated Length : 1 hr
Ross Crain
$99
22 - Log Editing
Quantitative Methods for Editing and Modeling Sonic and Density Logs | Estimated Time : 30 mins
Ross Crain
$99
23 - Synthetic Seismograms
Quantitative Methods for Preparing Seismic Models and Synthetic Seismograms | Estimated Length: 1 hr
Ross Crain
$99
24 - Inversion, Vertical Seismic Profiles, Amplitude Versus Offset
Seismic Petrophysics | Estimated Time : 40 mins
Ross Crain
$99
25 - Seismic Models
Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing | Estimated Time : 32 mins
Ross Crain
$99

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