Course description

Core-based measurements offer the most tangible and direct means of determining critical reservoir parameters. Core analysis can play a vital role in field equity or unitization and is often considered to be the ground truth to which other measurements are compared (e.g., wireline logging). Using a multidisciplinary approach, participants are taken through the steps necessary to obtain reliable core analysis data and solve formation evaluation problems. Throughout the course, participants are given hands-on problems and practical laboratory and field examples, which reinforce the instruction.


Petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, exploration and development geologists, core and log analysts, geophysicists, drilling and completion engineers, and oil company research and development staff.


Course content

•    Coring and core analysis objectives
•    Coring hardware and maximizing core recovery
•    Core-handling, wellsite procedures, and preservation methods
•    Sidewall coring and analysis
•    Organizing effective laboratory programs
•    Porosity, permeability, and fluid saturation
•    Unconventional Reservoir Analytical Protocol
•    Quality control in core analysis
•    Petrography and mineralogy
•    Special core analysis sample selection and statistical data analysis
•    Core-log correlation (includes nmr log calibration, acoustic, nuclear, and electrical properties) an introduction to rock mechanics
•    Wettability, relative permeability, capillary pressure, and reservoir fluid distribution
•    Data integration in reservoir simulation
•    Final problem: design of coring and core analysis program

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