27 – Total Organic Carbon
What you will learn
- Insights and specific quantitative calculation sequence for total organic carbon from logs
- “Computer ready” mathematics
- Answer oriented results, with quality control guided by core assays
This course covers visual and numerical log analysis methods for evaluating total organic carbon (TOC) from well logs. TOC is a necessary input to quantitative models for analyzing shale gas and shale oil reservoirs, and is a measure of source rock quality. You will learn the specialized knowledge required to calculate total organic carbon from various methods, and how to calibrate this result to geochemical (Rock Eval) lab 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.
- Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Basics
- Visual Analysis of TOC
- Passey's "DlogR" TOC Method
- Issler's TOC Method
- TOC 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: 27 – Total Organic Carbon
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