PETROENG 2009 - Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics & Rock Properties

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    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
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    You are not required to buy any textbook. PowerPoints, charts and handouts will be distributed on MyUni including Santos lecture notes.

    Recommended Resources
    1. “Schlumberger Log Interpretation, Principles/Applications”, 1989
    2. “Schlumberger Log Interpretation Charts”, 1989
      There is enough number of Schlumberger books available in the library of ASP for borrowing.
    3. “The Geological Interpretation of Well Logs” by Malcolm Rider, second edition, Whittle Publishing, 1996
    4. “Petrophysics” second edition by Tiab and Donaldson; published by Gulf Professional Publishing, 2004.
    Online Learning

    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.

    Workload

    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
  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary

    Homework assignments and class participation 20%

    Two Midterm exams 30%

    Final exam 50% Closed book during the official examination period

    Assessment Related Requirements

    Compulsory attendance at tutorials and practicals

    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

    All homework assignments and practical reports need to be submitted at due date before the start of class.

    Home work assignments and practical reports need a cover sheet with student’s signature.

    Any late submission of homework and practical will be marked zero.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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