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Mineralogy Aspects of Reservoir Quality Evaluation with a Focus on Clay Minerals – Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

Mineralogy Aspects of Reservoir Quality Evaluation with a Focus on Clay Minerals – Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

Want an introduction or review of the mineralogical aspects of reservoir quality evaluation? Well here's your chance,Mineralogy Aspects of Reservoir Quality Evaluation with a Focus on Clay Minerals, is one of the many great courses of this years Fall Education Conference that will provide attendees with fundamental information needed to evaluate and assess reservoir quality. The course will be taught by, Eric Eslinger, a Professor of Geology at The College of SaintRose. Dr. Eslinger currently specializes in siliciclatic reservoir quality and mineralogy-based petrophysics for conventional and unconventional plays. Don't miss this chance to learn relevant information regarding formulating workflows for projects, evaluation real data, and determining occuring problems during projects. Plan on join us Tuesday,November 11th at the Norris Conference Center-CityCentre in Houston, Texas.

Course Details
Event: Fall Education Conference
Presentation: Mineralogy Aspects of Resevoir Quality Evaluation with a Focus on Clay Minerals - Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs
Instructor(s): Eric Eslinger
Date: November 11th, 2014 (Tuesday)
Location: Norris Conference Center-CityCentre in Houston, Texas
Content: 0.75 CEU
Limit: 50 people

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for geologists, engineers, and petrophysicists. Practical experience in working with mineralogy is not required. We will review the basic aspects of mineralogy and then build on that information.

The objective is to instill enough fundamental and applied information about mineralogy so that a person will know what questions are relevant when formulating a work flow for a project, when evaluating real data, or when trying to figure out what might have “gone wrong” during a project.

Course Content
The course will begin with a review of the classification of sedimentary rocks (SedRx) with a focus on their origin (from protolith to depositional environment). Next, the classification of minerals commonly found in SedRx will be discussed with a focus on which minerals might be expected in various types of SedRx. For instance, what minerals might be expected in siliciclastic rocks and what minerals might be expected in carbonate rocks? The crystal structure, chemistry, and properties of pertinent mineral groups will be discussed with a focus on how the minerals might affect reservoir quality (RQ), diagenetic trends, and production issues. Clay minerals (origin, classification, chemistry, properties, and effects on RQ) will be a particular focus. The effects of minerals on well log evaluation of porosity (where grain density is paramount) and water saturation (where cation exchange capacity is paramount) will be discussed. Methods for studying and interpreting mineralogy (thin section, XRD, SEM, XRF, standard well logs, special well logs …) will be reviewed with a focus on how this information might be used in exploration and production. Handling differences in matrix components that might exist between conventional and unconventional reservoir rocks (spec. “organic matter”) will be addressed.

Conference Content
2014 Fall Education Conference

The three concurrent sessions allow attendees to mix and match courses according to their interests and training needs. Courses for the conference may be purchased individually. These individual prices are reflected in the pricing on the course descriptions.

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. 

For registration and full conference details click: HERE!

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