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Image Log Interpretation
- INSTRUCTOR :
- Laird Thompson, UF3, Auburn, California
- June 18 - 19, 2012
- Norris Conference Center, Fort Worth, Texas
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $1,895 nonmembers. Goes up to $1895/$1995, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 5/21/2012. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to course notes.
No refunds for cancellations after 5/21/2012.
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Geoscientists and petrophysicists who use image log interpretations in their reservoir interpretations and are looking to expand their knowledge of the application of image log data sets to solve a variety of industry problems.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to accomplish the following:
- know the different image logging tools and which ones to use in different hole conditions and for solving different problems.
- know how to QC an image log to be sure the data are reliable. Know how the image is created and understand its’ strengths and limitations.
- know how to work with at least two different image log interpretation software systems and how to evaluate the most appropriate software for different interpretation needs.
- know how to identify artifacts on image log data and distinguish them from the geological information in the image log.
- know how to work with depositional bed forms and sequences for doing a sedimentological analysis.
- know how to recognize faults and fractures on image logs and how to gather these data for use in 3D fracture modeling.
- know how to recognize drilling induced fractures vs. natural fractures in the rocks.
- know how to recognize and use geomechanical features for wellbore stability and mud weight predictions.
- know how to extrapolate structural information away from the wellbore to predict near-by drilling opportunities.
The course will show the range of interpretations possible with image log data sets. This range includes geological analyses such as depositional bedform analysis, diagenetic alterations to the rock, sedimentological sequences, quantifying thin-bedded reservoirs, structural analysis of folded and faulted structures, and the analysis of fractures and fracture sets. In addition, geomechanical applications such as borehole stability and in situ stress analysis are discussed. Finally, the use of these data sets in populating 3D geological models from the 1D wellbore data set is discussed.
The approach is for participants to bring a laptop and we will load interactive interpretation software and example data sets on the laptop for practice picking dips and interpreting sedimentological and structural problems. In addition, participants will each receive a copy of the CD publication “Atlas of Borehole Imagery”, AAPG discovery Series No. 13 by Dr. Thompson.