Professional Course

Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs - PUR

PetroSkills, In Houston
3 days
3 days

Course description

Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs – PUR

Petrophysics is central to the integration of a wide spectrum of related geoscience and engineering disciplines. However, students should also be familiar with at least two or more of the following topics: horizontal well drilling, wireline logging and log analysis, coring and core analysis, petrophysics, geophysics, geochemistry, formation testing, rock mechanics, hydraulic fracturing, and petroleum economics.

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Who should attend?

Geoscientists involved with the evaluation and exploitation of unconventional reservoirs including tight gas sands, shale gas, and coal-bed methane.

Training content

  • Overview of unconventional reservoirs
  • Geochemistry of unconventional rocks
  • Special coring and core analysis techniques for unconventionals
  • Wireline logging of unconventional reservoirs
  • Assessment of formation organic content (TOC) and maturity
  • Gas-in-place and reserve and flow potential estimates
  • Geomechanics and fracturing

Certification / Credits

How to:

  • Interpret petrophysical data gathering from unconventional reservoirs from both core and log data
  • Assess TOC and maturity indicators
  • Evaluate measurement provided by service companies
  • Gauge gas-in-place and reserves in unconventional reservoirs
  • Recognize consequences and magnitudes of shale anisotropy
  • Interpret NMR and capillary pressure measurements made on shale
  • Interpret microstructural imaging of shale


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