Formation Evaluation & Petrophysics


This course is designed for staff in the exploration and production department with no or limited petrophysical background: petroleum engineers, seismologists, petrophysical engineers, reservoir engineers, drilling engineers and geologists.


Part 1: Background. This section reviews the geological controls on reservoir properties and the basic functions of the wireline logging tools.

Part 2: Petrophysical Methods. This section comprises a detailed description of the full formation evaluation method workflow. The full method covers the general characteristics of clastics and carbonates. Consideration is also given to special methods required for fractured reservoirs, thin beds and shaly sands.

Part 3: Further Analysis. This section introduces the integration of conventional petrophysics with more advanced petrophysical logging methods, seismic interpretation and engineering techniques.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide staff with no petrophysical background the ability to know the background and the methods behind petrophysics, as well as how to further analyse the data.



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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