Petrophysics of Shales

Petrophysics of shales and organic rich shale associated with carbonates | Est. Time : 1:30 hr

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Course Content

The overall objective of this e-symposium is to review the petrophysics of shales and organic rich shale associated with carbonates. The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).

Course Outline

Basic Petrophysics: What do these logs reveal about shales?

Porosity Logs

Resistivity Logs

Gamma Ray


Interpretations – The Basics with a focus on shale

Shale calculations

Porosity calculations

Resistivity/Porosity cross plots to solve Archie’s equation

Influence of clays

Saturation determination

Permeability estimates

Core Data/Petrophysical comparisons


Fluid saturations oil/water/gas

Grain density


Core Shifting

Core upscaling – to match log measurements

Organic rich shale associated with carbonates


Shale petrophysical model

Free vs. adsorbed hydrocarbons

Rock physics modeling

Pseudo logs to verify porosity log integrity

Mechanical properties – brittle vs. ductile

Who Should Attend

Geologists, geophysicists, engineers and other explorationists who need a better understanding of the petrophysical aspects of shales and carbonates.

Estimated Time

45 minutes of video lectures

30 min reading

15 min quiz

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