Online Course - Introduction to Well Logs and Log Analysis for New Hires
Author: Robert Font, PhD, CPG, PG, EurGeol
This comprehensive survey course covers the principal geological, geophysical, engineering and economic principles and techniques that are used in petroleum exploration and production.
An Introduction to Well Logs and Log Analysis provides a review of well logs in petroleum exploration and development, dealing with lithologic and mud logs, the various types of open-hole logs, cased hole logs and their selection and applications. This course is designed for someone desiring an overview of well logging processes, allowing them to recognize the various types of logs commonly used, the reasons for use of particular logs in specific settings and analysis of the data obtained. It consists of approximately 209 pages, arranged into two sections, plus questions to ensure understanding of the material presented.
Upon successful completion of the material the student will receive a CD of the course for continued reference and a certificate from AIPG detailing the course title, number of CEU's granted, interval dates, etc.
AIPG CPG's and Members receive discounted registration rates!!
* Order the Course with 1 CEU Credit - AIPG Accredited (1.0 CEU max. with completion of course and multiple choice exam)
* Order the Course with 0.5 CEU Credit - AIPG Accredited (0.5 CEU awarded with completion of course without exam)
* Order the CD (as reference material). The CD consists of approximately 209 pages.
-Introduction to well logs, the main uses and types of well logs
-Lithologic and mud logs, "shows" and sidewall and conventional cores
-Wire-line logs - basic information
-The invasion profile, log header information, log tracks
-Conventional (old) electric logs - how they work and what they measure
-SP curve, normal resistivity curves, lateral resistivity curve, micrologs - finding petroleum using conventional electric logs
-Induction logs and laterologs - how they work and what they measure
-How to identify electric logs
-Log header, scales, units, tracks, correlation versus detailed logs for analysis
-Basic porosity logs - how they work and what they measure
-Sonic or acoustic logs, density logs, neutron logs
-How to identify the basic porosity logs
-Log header, scales, units, tracks
-Gamma ray logs, dipmeter logs and caliper logs - how they work and what they measure
-Important specialized logs - how they work and what they measure
-EPT logs, MRIL logs
-Air drilled logs
-Epithermal neutron logs, temperature logs, noise logs
-Dielectric constants logs
-Cased hole or "completion" logs - how they work and what they measure
-CBL logs, CET logs, temperature and GR/neutron logs
-Production logs and through casing evaluation logs - how they work and what they measure
-Pulsed neutron tools, compensated neutron and gamma ray tools
-Log analysis - how it works and what it measures
-Water saturation and Archie's equation
-Rwa method, CDP method, Rxo/Rt method
-Deciding what logs to run
-For fresh water systems, for salt water systems, in oil-based muds
-Cataloging well logs
-What to look for and what to capture; establishing and complying with set standards; folder preparation and filing convention
-References and review questions
*Please allow up to 48 hours to receive a separate email with your login information.