Training Tight Gas Petrophysics

Training Tight Gas Petrophysics

Course Description

Petrophysics is central to the integration of a wide spectrum of related geosciences and engineering disciplines. However, students should also be familiar with at least two or more of the following disciplines:

Horizontal Well Drilling, Mud Logging, Wireline Logging & Log Analysis, Coring & Core Analysis, Petrophysics, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Formation Testing, Rock Mechanics, Hydraulic Fracturing and Petroleum Economics.

Course Objective

You will learn how to

  • Plan petrophysical data gathering from unconventional reservoirs
  • How to analyze mud log, core and log data so gathered
  • How to assess TOC and other hydrocarbon indicators
  • How to gauge gas-in-place and reserves in unconventional reservoirs
  • How to detect formation anisotropy and plan well completions
  • How to monitor fracture treatments


Who Should attend?

Geoscientists involved with the evaluation and exploitation of Unconventional Reservoirs including Tight Gas Sands, Shale Gas and Coal-bed Methane.

Course Outline

The course provides a combination of lectures, discussions, exercises and selected case studies covering:

  • Overview of Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Geochemistry of Unconventional Rocks
  • Special Coring and Core Analysis Techniques
  • Wireline and Mud Logging of Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Assessment of formation organic content (TOC)
  • Gas-in-Place and Reserve and Flow Potential Estimates
  • Geomechanics and Fracturing
  • Well Completion Techniques