This course covers a broad overview current Special Core Analysis techniques, from native state analysis, clean state and restored state analyses, best practices and uncertainty in results.
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to oversee the entire process from sample preparation through to data interpretation
Any Geologist, Geophysicist, Reservoir Engineer or Petro-physicist who will be involved in designing core analysis programs or using data obtained from them.
Any person who will be carrying out the analysis.
Any person who will be interpreting the results of the analysis.
Basic understanding of core analysis and the value of data obtained from it.
Introduction and summary of Core Analysis value
The Coring process
Overview of sample preparation
Sample preparation and basic data acquisition (Routine Core Analysis)
Pre-screening of material, both whole core and samples for SCAL testing
All standard SCAL techniques: Electrical Properties, Capillary Pressure, NMR, Relative Permeability, Wettability
Data Quality Control and Interpretation, including integration of petrophysical results
Introduction, Basics of Core Analysis
Coring and Wellsite:
Basic Core Handling
Cleaning and Drying Methods
Conventional Core Analysis
Review of Day 1
QA/QC of Conventional Data
SCAL Program Design
Porosity Exponent ‘m’
Saturation Exponent ‘n’
Review of Day 2
Application of Results
Amott and USBM
Effect of Wettability
Single Phase Permeability
Unsteady State Relative Permeability
Steady State Relative Permeability
Centrifuge Relative Permeability
Review of Day 3
History Matching and Simulation
Review of Day 4
QA / QC of Scal Data
Integration of Results
Continuing Professional Development
35 HOURS CPD