Core Logging and Description Workshop (Carbonates or Clastics)


Geologists wishing to acquire the skills necessary to effectively describe and log cores and enable their logs to be applied in the future development stages of a field or discovery well.


- Introduction to the principles of core logging (theory): Extraction and reasons for coring
- Review of physical and biogenic sedimentary structures (theory)
- Introduction to core descriptions including a review of different types of core description and sampling procedures
- Core logging workshop at 1:50 scale with examples from different depositional environments (approximately 20-30m of core for each attendee)
- Core logging workshop at 1:200 scale with examples from different depositional environments (approximately 50m of core for each attendee)
- Identify facies and facies associations from core
- Implement sampling schemes based on the core intervals

Learning Objectives

- Understand the principles of core logging, sampling and analysis, and review sedimentary structures.
- Learn to describe core from different depositional environments and identify facies
- Apply sampling schemes



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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