Log Analysis of Hydrocarbon-Bearing Shales

This is a one day course that will include background material on hydrocarbon-bearing shales, methods of evaluation, and case studies of both gas and oil bearing shales. In addition the students will be provided an EXCEL spreadsheet plus digital data from organic shale in order to do log analysis on their laptop computer. They will first determine the degree of thermal maturity from the log data in order to determine if they are going to use the EXCEL spreadsheet for oil or gas. The analysis will include how the geologist/engineer can vary values in the EXCEL spreadsheet for changes in matrix and clay mineralogy and how these changes affect OOIPstb or OGIPscf calculations.

Who Should Attend: Geologists and Engineers working on the evaluation of hydrocarbon-bearing shales

Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Well Log Analysis

Learning outcomes: The geologists and engineers should be able to do log analysis including volumetric calculations on hydrocarbon-bearing shales using a standard logging suite.

George Asquith, Ph.D.
Pevehouse Chair of Petroleum Geology. He is a Professor of Geosciences and co-director of the Center for Applied Petrophysical Studies at Texas Tech University. Twenty- five years of petroleum industry experience that included research geologist Atlantic-Richfield Co., staff geologist ALPAR Resources, chief geologist Search Drilling Co., district geologist Pioneer Production Corp., and project leader Mesa Limited Partnerships. He has published one hundred and twenty publications, including 5 books in the fields of petrophysics, carbonate and clastic sedimentation/petrology, and computer geology.

Dr. Asquith received the Distinguished Service Award from the WTGS 1999, and the Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (1991-1992 and 1994-1995). He was a lecturer for the AAPG Subsurface Carbonate Depositional Modeling School (1980-1986) and received the Monroe Cheney Science Award from the Southwest AAPG 2001.

G033132Q Dec 11 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed  $475.00
($500.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 13 8.0 Hours

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