PETROENG 2009 - Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Properties
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 2009 Course Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Properties Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge PETROENG 1005, PETROENG 1006, PETROENG 2010 Course Description The purpose of this theoretical and practical course is to introduce petrophysical and transport properties of rocks, methods of their determination in lab from cores and in oilfields from wireline logging.
This course gives abilities to determine main rock properties in lab and practical understanding of the interpretation of wire line tools and techniques, open and cased hole log analysis methods for the determination of lithology, porosity, fluid content and movement, and net pay. Both, qualitative (quick look) and quantitative analyses methods are covered. Practical examples are used throughout and case histories are used to demonstrate specific aspects. Several laboratory works are performed for coring with determination of rock properties.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe different rock properties such as porosity and permeability based on basic definition 2 Measure porosity and permeability of different rocks in Laboratory 3 Identify the physics of logging tools 4 Interpret individual wire-line log data 5 Interpret different wire-line log data by cross-plotting 6 Calculate hydrocarbon-in-place based on formation evaluation interpretation 7 Define the fundamentals of special core analysis such as capillary pressure and relative permeability
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,3,7 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4,5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2,6 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 6 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2
You are not required to buy any textbook. PowerPoints, charts and handouts will be distributed on MyUni including Santos lecture notes.
- “Schlumberger Log Interpretation, Principles/Applications”, 1989
- “Schlumberger Log Interpretation Charts”, 1989
There is enough number of Schlumberger books available in the library of ASP for borrowing.
- “The Geological Interpretation of Well Logs” by Malcolm Rider, second edition, Whittle Publishing, 1996
- “Petrophysics” second edition by Tiab and Donaldson; published by Gulf Professional Publishing, 2004.
PowerPoints, charts and handouts will be distributed on Myuni including lecture notes.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course has 3 different sessions of lecture, tutorial, and practical.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
A 3-unit course requires 156 hours and possibly some additional private study time.
Learning Activities Summary
- Week 1:
- Introduction to formation evaluation and well logging
- Definition of porosity
- Week 2:
- Definition of permeability
- Archie’s law and subsurface environment
- Week 3:
- Calliper logs
- Temperature logs and lab measurement of porosity
- Week 4:
- SP logs
- Gamma ray logs and lab measurement of porosity
- Week 5:
- Sonic logs
- Week 6:
- Density logs
- Neutron logs
- Week 7:
- Resistivity logs
- Conductivity logs
- Week 8:
- Lithology identification (cross plotting)
- Week 9:
- Practical Log interpretation
- Week 10:
- Core analysis and lab measurement of permeability
- Week 11:
- Capillary Pressure, Wettability and lab measurement of permeability
- Week 12:
- Relative permeability
- Week 1:
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Two Midterm exams 30%
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