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Practical Interpretation of Open Hole Logs

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Course description

Practical Interpretation of Open Hole LogsPractical Interpretation of Open Hole Logs - A week-long program for geologists and engineers

When interpreted correctly, well logs can give the amount and location of hydrocarbons. Through this introductory courses participants will be introduced to understanding and basic interpretation techniques needed to interpret open hole well logs. Both quick-look qualitative interpretations and more rigorous quantitative interpretations are covered.

A hands-on, non-technical program

The course is generic in technical scope, no specific software is used. Equations are solved by hand with a calculator. Both the theory and practice of practical, applied interpretation are covered as well as practical advice, applied exercises, discussions and the study of actual logs. The accompanying manual provides a useful reference for attendees to use after the conclusion of the course.

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Who should attend?

This Practical Interpretation of Open Hole Logs course is designed for anyone needing a practical understanding of open hole log interpretation. It is an introductory level course and requires no previous knowledge of logs or log interpretation. Those best suited for this program will work as:

  • reservoir engineers
  • petroleum engineers
  • production engineers
  • geologists
  • geophysicists
  • managers
  • independent operators
  • marketing personnel 

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Training content

This Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping program covers range of different training topics, including:

  • What is open hole well logging?
  • Basic rock properties
  • Well and wellbore environments
  • Lithology indicators and volume of shale
  • Porosity logs
  • Resistivity logs
  • Quick-look (qualitative) interpretation
  • Quantitative interpretation: Water saturation calculations
  • How to run logs
  • Real world practicalities of interpretation
  • Class interpretation of actual field logs


The cost of this Practical Interpretation of Open Hole Logs program in Houston is $3,350 USD

On-site Training

All SCA programs and workshops are available to be conducted as company-specific training, customized to fit the needs of your organization. Contact SCA to receive a quote for tailor-made training and discuss options for bringing this program in-house for your company.

Certification / Credits

Upon completion of this one-week program, participants will be prepared to:

  • Determination of main lithologies and volumes of each.
  • Calculation of porosity.
  • Detection of hydrocarbons, and quantification.
  • Learn systematic log interpretation procedure & real world practicalities.
  • Uses and limitations of main specialty logging tools.

Continuing Education Units

This course is worth 4.0 CEUs


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Aladetimi A.
13 Nov 2014

The best I have had in my 10 years’ experience as a geophysicist in the oil industry

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Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC
10700 Richmond Ave., Suite 325
Texas 77042 Houston

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Founded in Houston, TX in 1988, SCA has been providing petroleum sector professionals of all levels of experience with the highest quality continuing education and technical training in the industry. SCA has worked with petroleum companies from all around the...

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