PETROENG 7060 - Petrophysics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 7060 Course Petrophysics Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive short course of lectures, seminars Incompatible PETROENG 7001 Course Description Introduction to Petrophysics will give participants an overview of petrophysics: well logging concepts and basic rock properties, wellbore environment, petrophysical tools and interpretation concepts. Fundamentals of Openhole Log Interpretation gives a practical understanding of the interpretation of wireline tools and techniques, including the determination of lithology, porosity, fluid content and movement, and net pay. Both, qualitative (quick look) and quantitative analyses methods are covered. Practical aspects, such as logging operations, including MWD, and logging program design will also be addressed. Practical examples are used throughout and case histories are used to demonstrate specific aspects. Specialised Methods and Recent Advances gives an overview of dipmeter and borehole imaging, as well as NMR, and determination of permeability from logs.
Course StaffCourse Coordinator: Mr. Keith Boyle
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Course Learning OutcomesUnderstand the concepts and practical process for deriving appropriate Petrophysical interpretations. This will be accomplished by;
1. Theory and practical limitations of logging tools.
2. Integration of all available data, including mud logs, sample descriptions and core.
3. Experimental procedures for core and special core analysis.
4. the process for reservoir evaluation in clastic, shaly-sands and carbonate reservoirs.
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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. Days 1 - 5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. Days 3 - 7 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. Days 4 - 7 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. Days 1 - 7 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. Days 1 - 7 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. Days 4 - 7 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. Days 2 - 7 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. Days 4 & 7
Required ResourcesPlease bring supplied lecture notes, pen and pencil, eraser and ruler, workbook and laptop to lectures classes.
Recommended ResourcesThe following are useful references:
Tiab, D.; Donaldson, E.C. “Petrophysics Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties,” Gulf Publishing Company, Houston Tx. 1996. ISBN 0-88415-634-6
My favourite an excellent reference, a bit difficult to read as a text
Dewan, J.T. “Essentials of Modern Open-Hole Log Interpretation,” PennWell Publishing 1983, ISBN 978 0 87814 233 0
Excellent reference for interpretation techniques
Helander, D.P. “Fundamentals of Formation Evaluation,” OGCI Publications 1983 ISBN 0-930972-02-3
Good for tool theory, particularly older technology
Bassiouni, Z. “Theory, Measurement, and Interpretation of Well Logs,” SPE, 1994 ISBN 1-55563-056-1
More of the physics/math of the technology, good theory reference not great for interpretation
Aguilera, R. “Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” Pennwell, 1995. ISBN 0-87814-449-8
Very readable, and an excellent reference for all reservoirs
Brock, J. “Applied Open-Hole Log Analysis,” Gulf Publishing company, 1986. ISBN 0-87201-638-2
A bit dated, useful for basics.
“Shaly Sand,” SPWLA reprint volume, 1982.
Dated but an excellent reference for the origins of shaly sands.
Institute of Petroleum “Modern Petroleum Technology,” Chapter 6 Petrophysics. John Wiley & Sons 2000. ISBN 978 0 470 85021 3
Good section on core analysis, tool theory and interpretation adequate.
Schlumberger “Log Interpretation Principles/Applications,” Schlumberger Educational Services 1989, SMP-7017
Somewhat biased but useful overview of technology/basic interpretation
Schlumberger “Cased Hole Log Interpretation Principles/Applications,” Schlumberger Educational Services 1989, SMP-7025
Same as above but for cased hole logs.
Western Atlas “Interpretive Methods for Production Well Logs,” Forth Edition
Good introduction to production logs.
Online LearningLecture, tutorial and exercise materials will be made available in hard/softcopy during classes.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course will be conducted through lectures and problem-solving exercises. A group project will form part of the course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The entire course will be delivered in intensive short course format over a period of six days.
Learning Activities SummaryEach day lectures will commence at 9:00 am and end at 12.30 pm. The afternoons 1:30 to 5:00 pm will be used for tutorials, exercises and group work.
The outline for the course is;
Day 1: Rocks, measurements & tool theory
· Well logging and basic rock properties
· Wellbore environment
· Petrophysical tool theory and application
· Porosity logs
Day 2: Basic interpretation & advanced logging tools
· Resistivity logs
· Interpretation lithology
· Quick look/qualitative interpretation
Day 3: Advanced interpretation
· Quantitative interpretation – porosity, saturation & net
Day 4: Core –
· Integration into Petrophysical interpretations
Day 5: Shaley Sands, carbonates and uncertainty
· Coal petrophysics
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Assessment SummaryThe course will be assessed based on the following: group project and final exam.
Assessment DetailThere are two assessment tasks (for the overall course assessment, 100%):
• Group optimisation project – to be completed after the course: counts for 40%
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