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About this Training Course

Petrophysics remains a vital component to many facets of the petroleum industry, from quantification of hydrocarbon reserves to developmental strategies to real-time decision making for reservoir navigation.

Targeted at awareness to knowledge level, this course addresses the tenets of petrophysics and formation evaluation, using integrative perspective of multiple datasets, including geological, geophysical, and logging and core data. Significant worldwide case histories are included, as well as several exercises designed to provide hands-on experience.

What Will You Learn By Attending This Course?

  • Understand better the latest geological, geophysical, and logging/core technologies and their role in petrophysical analysis, formation evaluation, and reservoir characterization.
  • Address the pros and cons of key datasets, with emphasis on need for integrative studies and calibration of datasets.
  • Apply quick-look qualitative techniques as well as quantitative aspects to understand vital aspects such as volume of shale/clay, porosity, permeability, and water saturation determinations.
  • Select tool combinations to resolve key issues and for specific applications.
  • Assess uncertainty in petrophysical measurements and techniques and its influence on reserve estimation.

This 5-day course is recommended for

  • Development and Exploration Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Log and Core Analysts
  • Managers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Petrophysicists
  • Technical Personnel

Your expert course leader received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology from the now University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 1989 and 1990, respectively, and his Ph.D. as a National Science Foundation fellow at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in 1993, graduating with an overall university gpa of 4.0.

From 1994-1996, he studied planetary tectonics as a NASA-funded postdoctoral fellow at Southern Methodist University. In 1996, he returned to UL-Lafayette, where he was awarded in 1997 the Hensarling-Chapman Endowed Professorship in Geology. He began independent consulting activities in 1991, and in 2001 he left academia for full-time consulting for clients ranging from one-man shops to supermajors.

Your expert course leader has been the editor and publisher (both volunteer efforts) for the Lafayette Geological Society since 2002, and the publisher and various editorial positions for the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies since 2006. He has been an active researcher, receiving several million dollars in grants from federal, state, and industry sources, has presented numerous talks, and has published on a diversity of geoscience topics.

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