Applied Petrophysics


Petroleum engineers, seismologists, petrophysical engineers, reservoir engineers, drilling engineers and geologists.


This course covers fundamental petrophysical relations, tool principles, modern interpretation methods and core measurements. Depending on the petrophysical know-how of the participants more emphasis can be given to particular subjects:
- Principles, quality, editing and responses of the major open hole logging devices
- Lithology including shale volume, porosity, permeability and hydrocarbon content using Archie, Simandoux, Indonesia, Waxman-Smits, Dual-Water and capillary pressure curves; wireline formation testing
- Core analysis program for exploration and development wells
- Cutoff criteria to arrive at average reservoir properties
- Uncertainty analysis
- Crossplots for lithology, porosity and oil/water/gas saturations

Learning Objectives

This course will emphasise the importance of interaction between seismology, geology, well log analysis, reservoir engineering and other disciplines. By the end of the course a quick-look petrophysical evaluation of a typical well will have been performed.



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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