Quick Guide to Carbonate Well Log Analysis

13 November 2014
Houston, Texas, United States
Who Should Attend
The course is designed to be of benefit to geologists, engineers and technical support people who are involved in oil and gas exploration and production in carbonate reservoirs. As the title states, this is a quick guide that concentrates on methods used to analyze carbonate reservoirs. It is an advanced course and assumes the course participants are already well informed about basic well logging principles.

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Scan a well log to determine zones that potentially could be hydrocarbon productive.
  • Examine pre-processed and calculated well log data and be able to answer the following questions.
    • What is the carbonate pore type or types?
    • Is the reservoir water-wet or oil-wet?
    • Is the reservoir hydrocarbon productive?
    • If hydrocarbon productive will the production be oil or gas? Do you expect a water-cut?
  • Use a cross plot method to help verify the answers to the four questions.
  • Once the above four questions are answered the participants should be able to determine a strategy to improve the calculations of the reservoir’s water and hydrocarbon saturations.
Course Content

The course begins with a short review of the basic principles of carbonate well logging. Next are a series of lectures on the different carbonate pore types and the logging methods used to differentiate the various pore types and to determine their hydrocarbon productive potential. A flow chart is provided that will aid the participants’ understanding of the sequence used in analyzing carbonate reservoirs. At conclusion, seventeen problems will be presented that will be analyzed by the participants. In six of the problems, they will be required to do some of the calculations. They will then answer the four questions outlined above for each of the seventeen problems. Next, they use a cross plot to help verify their pore type, wettability, and hydrocarbon productive potential conclusions determined in the seventeen problems.

Course notes will be provided in digital format on USB flash drive only, so electronic devices with a USB port are required for all courses. If you do not have access to an electronic device with a USB port, please contact the AAPG Education Dept. for an alternate method to download the digital course notes.

Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
816 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210
Houston Texas 77024
United States
(713) 590-0950
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50 people
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Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to digital course notes. No refunds for cancellations after 13 October 2014.


George B. George B. Asquith Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar, Education Department +1 918 560 2650 +1 918 560 2678
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Manager +1 918 560-2630

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