Shaly Sand Petrophysics


Engineers in exploration and production departments. Geologists, seismologists and petroleum, petrophysical, reservoir and drilling engineers.


- Rock Properties: overview of depositional systems
- Fluid -Rock-Interactions: porosity, permeability, saturation, wettability, capillary pressure
- Conventional and Special Core Analysis: laboratory techniques to measure physical properties in core
- Drilling and Logging Process: review drilling and logging process
- Conventional Logging Tools: logging tools theory
- Advanced Logging Tools: advanced downhole tools e.g. NMR log and Borehole Images

The second part of the programme will focus on an Excel-based practical exercise, which will enable attendees to work through a full petrophysical evaluation of a shaly sand sequence, and in doing so, compare and contrast a variety of methods for Vsh, porosity and saturations in shaly sands.

- Full Interpretation Workflow
- Data Preparation and Quality Control
- Shale Volume Analysis
- Porosity Analysis
- Water Saturation Analysis
- Saturation Height
- Permeability
- Recovery Factors
- Reservoir Summation

Learning Objectives

This course deals with fundamental petrophysical relations, principles, modern interpretation methods and core measurements in relation to Shaly Sands.



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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