Petrophysics of Carbonates
(post-event materials available - asynchronous recording of original presentation)
- Michael Holmes, Digital Formation, Inc., Denver, CO
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- Ongoing, self-paced course
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Recording of original webinar, packet of independent study reading materials, PDF of original PowerPoint presentation by FTP download. (Original presentation date: February 21, 2013.) Some materials will also sent by e-mail. Expanded package for CEU credit is $100 for AAPG members, and $145 for non-members. Special Student Pricing: $25 for Webinar only; $35 for Expanded package.
- 200 people
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Who Should Attend
Anyone needing to know more about carbonates and how to improve exploration in carbonate reservoirs.
Objectives & Content
The overall objective of this E-symposium is to review the petrophysics of carbonates, including the “new carbonates” in resource plays. The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties). Topics covered will include:
- What do we need to know about carbonates?
- What makes carbonates different?
- Porosity Logs
- Resistivity Logs
- Gamma Ray
Lithology of carbonates and well logs:
- Calcium carbonate
- Dolomitic carbonates
- Clay minerals in carbonates
- Cherty carbonates
Carbonate textures and well logs / petrophysics:
Interpretations – The Basics with a focus on carbonates
- Shale calculations
- Porosity calculations
- Resistivity/Porosity cross plots to solve Archie’s equation
- Influence of clays
- Saturation determination
- Permeability estimates
Cores vs. well logs
Petrophysics of Carbonates as they relate to seismic
- Key issues
Carbonate Petrophysics and Reservoir Characterization
- Basic concepts and issues
Structure of the E-Symposium
Each e-symposium consists of one-hour live e-symposium, along with material for one full day of independent study. The live portion will be followed by a full day of independent study (not a live event). The one-hour live e-symposium can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world using a high-speed internet connection. After the event is over, you will receive via email information about accessing the asynchronous segment (not live) which consists of your independent study materials, to be accessed and studied at any time. You will be able to email responses to the readings, along with your study question answers for CEU credit (if you sign up for the extended package).