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ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 1 – Introduction to Petrophysics

  • What is Integrated Petrophysics?
  • What is a Log?
  • Recording Logs at the Wellsite
  • What Do Logs Look Like?
  • What Logs Are Available?
  • What Answers Can We Get From Logs?
  • Uses of Log Analysis Answers
  • Some Real World Examples

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 2 – Logging Tool Theory 1

  • Electrical Survey
  • Spontaneous Potential
  • Induction Logs
  • Laterologs
  • Micrologs and Microlaterologs
  • Gamma Ray Logs
  • Caliper Logs
  • Thermal Decay Time Logs

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 3 – Logging Tool Theory 2

  • Sonic Logs
  • Density and PE Logs
  • Neutron Logs
  • Nuclear Magnetic Log
  • Elemental Capture Spectrography Log

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 4 – Petrophysical Analysis Concepts

  • The Basic Petrophysical Analysis Model
  • The Log Response Equation
  • Definitions Needed to Understand Petrophysics
  • Quicklook Analysis Rules
  • Archie’s Laws
  • Exercises 0

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 5 – Visual Analysis of Logs

  • Visual Analysis Basics
  • Crain’s Rules for Visual Log Analysis
  • Visual Analysis for Exercise 1
  • Rules for Picking Log Data
  • Picking Logs for Exercise 1
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ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 6 – Quantitative Analysis

·           Shale, Porosity, Water Saturation

  • Permeability
  • Cutoffs, Net Pay, Mappable Properties
  • Productivity and Reserves
  • Exercise 1

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 7 – Integrating Ground Truth

  • Case History – Exercise 1
  • Review Results for Exercise #1
  • Compare Results to Ground Truth
  • Integrate Logs, Cores, and Production History
  • Revise Log Analysis Picks and Parameters to Match Ground Truth – Calibration

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 8 – Lithology Analysis

  • Visual Analysis for Lithology
  • Compatible Scale Logs
  • Exercise 4
  • Quantitative Analysis for Lithology
  • 2- and 3- Mineral Models

·           Pickett Plots

  • Effect of Lithology on Water Saturation Parameters

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 9 – Alternate Porosity Models

  • Shale corrected sonic log model
  • Shale corrected density log model
  • Shale corrected neutron log model
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance porosity
  • Maximum porosity model
  • Water resistivity from DST or water catalog data
  • Exercise 2
  • Case History

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 10 – Analyzing Gas Sands

  • Compatible Scale Logs for Gas Identification
  • Gas Effect in Sandstones and Shaly Sands
  • Add gas correction to the shale corrected density neutron complex lithology porosity model
  • Exercise 5: Shallow Gas in Clean and Shaly Sands
  • Exercise 6: Gas, Depleted Gas, Tar Sands
  • Exercise 7: Gas in Clean Sand, Shaly Sand, and Gas Shale/Silt

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 11 – Radioactive and Low Res Sands

  • Basics of Radioactive Sands
  • Basics of Low Resistivity Pay Zones
  • Exercises 8 Radioactive Sand
  • Transition Zones
  • Exercises 9 Low Resistivity Sand

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 12 – Fractured Reservoirs

  • Fractured Reservoirs Basics
  • Definition of Fractures
  • Locating Fractures With Conventional Logs
  • Locating Fractures With Image Logs
  • Case Histories
  • Quantifying Fractures
  • Calculating Fracture Intensity
  • The Double Porosity Model in Fractured Reservoirs
  • Exercise 12

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 13 – Carbonate Reservoirs

  • Special Considerations in Carbonate Reservoir
  • Review Fracture Identification Methods
  • Secondary Porosity Index
  • Gas in Dolomite Problem
  • Exercise 3
  • Case History
  • Exercise 10

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 21 – Seismic Petrophysics

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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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 COURSE 21 thru 25)

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 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

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 27 – Total Organic Carbon (TOC)

  • Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Basics
  • Visual Analysis of TOC
  • Passey’s “DlogR” TOC Method
  • Issler’s TOC Method
  • TOC Analysis Examples
  • Exercise 27

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 28 – Analyzing Coal Beds

  • Coal Basics
  • Proximate Analysis
  • Visual Analysis of Coal
  • Coal Analysis Models
  • Calculating Coal Properties from Logs
  • Coal Analysis Examples
  • Exercise 28

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 29 – Coal Bed Methane (CBM)

  • Coal Bed Methane Basics
  • Sorption Isotherms For Coal Bed Methane
  • Gas Content from Core or Samples
  • CBM Gas In Place
  • CBM Gas Content Models
  • CBM Analysis Example
  • Exercise 29

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 30 – Shale Gas

  • Shale Gas Basics
  • Sorption Isotherms For Shale Gas
  • Adsorbed Gas In Place
  • Log Analysis Model for Gas Shale
  • Shale Volume in Gas Shale
  • Kerogen Voplume in Gas Shale
  • Effective Porosity in Gas Shale
  • Water Saturation in Gas Shale
  • Calibration to Core Data
  • Free Gas in Place
  • Multi-Mineral Model for Gas Shales
  • Gas Shale Analysis Example
  • Exercise 30

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 31 – Oil Shale

  • Oil Shale Basics
  • Classifying Oil Shales
  • Oil Yield from Fischer Assay
  • Oil Yield From Log Analysis
  • Multiple Regression Models
  • Multi Mineral Models
  • Oil Shale Analysis Examples
  • Exercise 31

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 32 – Tar Sands

  • 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
  • Exercise 32

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 33 – Laminated Reservoirs

  • Laminated Reservoir Basics
  • Resistivity in Anisotropic Reservoirs
  • 3-D Induction Logs
  • Alternate Models – Laminated Shaly Sands
  • Laminated Shaly Sand Quality Indicators
  • Reservoir Quality from Hester’s Number
  • Laminated Sand Analysis Example
  • Exercise 33

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 34 – Tight Oil Reservoirs

  • Tight Oil Basics
  • Shale Volume
  • Porosity
  • Water Saturation
  • Permeability
  • Lithology
  • Pyrite Corrections
  • Reservoir Quality in Tight Oil
  • Tight Oil Examples
  • Exercise 34

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 35 – Tight Gas Reservoirs

  • Tight Gas Basics
  • Tight Gas Geology
  • Shale Volume
  • Porosity
  • Porosity
  • Water Saturation
  • Permeability
  • Lithology
  • Pyrite Corrections
  • Tight Gas Examples
  • Exercise 35

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 36 – Gas Hydrate Reservoirs

  • Permafrost Basics
  • Gas Hydrate Basics
  • Drilling and Production Hazards
  • Log Analysis in Gas Hydrates
  • Gas Hydrate Volume
  • Gas Hydrate Example
  • Exercise 36

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 37 – Igneous / Metamorphic Reservoirs

  • Igneous and Metamorphic Basics
  • Metamorphic Rocks
  • Igneous Rocks
  • Metamorphic Sand / Granite Example
  • Porous Fractured Granite Example
  • Exercise 37

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 38 – Geothermal Reservoirs

  • Geothermal Reservoir Basics
  • Types of Geothermal Reservoirs
  • Geothermal Reservoirs in Canada and USA
  • Log Analysis In Geothermal Reservoirs
  • Geothermal Examples
  • Exercise 38

 

ROSS CRAIN PETROPHYSICS COURSE 39 – Analyzing Potash Beds

  • Potash Basics
  • Properties of Potash
  • Potash Analysis Concepts – Older Logs
  • Potash Ore Grade from Gamma Ray Logs
  • Potash Analysis Models – Older Logs
  • Potash Analysis Models – Modern Logs
  • Potash Analysis Examples –
  • Exercise 39

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