32 – Oil Sands
What you will learn
- Specific quantitative analysis sequence for bitumen-bearing sandstones and carbonates
- “Computer ready” mathematics
- Answer oriented results, with quality control guided by core assays
This course covers the numerical log analysis methods for evaluating bitumen sands (aka tar sands or oil sands) and carbonates, including a new approach to correcting for low-pressure top gas and mid-zone gas. You will learn the specialized knowledge required to calculate tar mass and how to calibrate this result to Dean-Stark core assay data. Examples specific to this environment are provided.
- Crain’s Integrated Petrophysics, Lectures 1 to 11 or equivalent background.
- Basic understanding of geology and logging tool response.
- Tar Sand Basics
- Tar Sand Math Models
- Dean Stark Core Analysis
- Tar Sand Permeability
- Tar Cutoffs and Pay Flags
- Tar In Place
- Tar Sand Analysis Examples
Target AudienceThose who wish to broaden their exposure to unconventional uses of well logs, including:
- Log analysts,
- Reservoir engineers, and
- University / Tech school students
Specification: 32 – Oil Sands
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