We will do a complete interpretation on a well with some low porosity possibilities. You will use concepts and methods that can be used in your home office by learning the details of mineral derivation from logs complemented by cores. If you have never used mineral-based interpretation before, this course will provide a framework in which to use it. If you have used mineralogy interpretation before, this course will deepen your understanding of the influence of the major elements, aluminum, potassium, silicon, calcium etc., on the derivation of minerals. You will need a high-speed computer, preferably with 16 GB or more along with Microsoft Office, to keep pace with the interpretation yourself. Alternately, you can sit back and watch, looking for the details in the methodology. You can work as a group or individually, whatever suits you.
What is new?
We have developed a Java-based interpretation ‘Petrophysics Designed to Honour Core’ module that runs in seconds. It automatically produces a plot to check results before doing a full plot in GAMLS or another plot program. Students will learn how to use the new module in class and can take it away from class for a one month trial period.