Course description

This course is designed to satisfy the interdisciplinary needs of geoscientists, petrophysicists, and reservoir engineers with an increasing use of FT data. Practical and hands-on exercises are worked in the class. In the ends, the participants are expected to apply the learned skills in maximizing chances of acquiring quality data with improved formation evaluation outcome certainty.


Geoscientists, petrophysicists, wellsite supervisors, reservoir engineers, and geodata technologists of multidisciplinary formation evaluation and development teams engaging in explorations, appraisals, and field development activities.


Course content

•    Why formation testing and sampling
•    How FT tools work; measurement principles; test types; drawdown mobility; data quality QA/QC
•    Pressure fluid gradient and contact level interpretation principles
•    Graphical pressure interpretation techniques: scatter-plot for gradient, FWL, and compositional gradient; excess pressure plot for compartmentalization; normalization plot for depleted reservoir
•    Multiple well pressure trends for reservoir compartmentalization, continuity, and extent
•    Qualification and quantification of interpretation uncertainties
•    Mud filtration phenomena dynamics; dynamic gradient; supercharging; wettability/capillary effects
•    Optical property measurement of reservoir fluids and contamination control; sampling principles and fluid sample QA/QC procedures; in-situ fluid PVT analysis
•    Permeability test; mini-DST and VIT; practical aspects of well productivity and deliverability potential estimates

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