Petrophysics of Carbonates

Core data, Petrophysical comparisons & Rock physics modeling | Estimated Length : 46 mins

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Course Content

The overall objective of this E-symposium is to review the petrophysics of carbonates, including the “new carbonates” in resource plays. The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties). Topics covered will include:

Basic Petrophysics:

What do we need to know about carbonates?

What makes carbonates different?

Porosity Logs

Resistivity Logs

Gamma Ray


Lithology of carbonates and well logs:

Calcium carbonate

Dolomitic carbonates

Clay minerals in carbonates

Cherty carbonates

Carbonate textures and well logs / petrophysics:



Interpretations – The Basics with a focus on carbonates

Shale calculations

Porosity calculations

Resistivity/Porosity cross plots to solve Archie’s equation

Influence of clays

Saturation determination

Permeability estimates

Cores vs. well logs



Petrophysics of Carbonates as they relate to seismic


Key issues

Carbonate Petrophysics and Reservoir Characterization

Basic concepts and issues


Who Should Attend

Anyone needing to know more about carbonates and how to improve exploration in carbonate reservoirs.

Estimated Time

46 minutes of video lectures

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