training specialists to the upstream oil and gas industry

Applied Water Technology in Oil and Gas Production

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Course overview

This course will cover the topic of oilfield water chemistry, issues caused by presence of water in the production system and water treatment requirements prior to disposal or re-injection. Basics of this subject shall be covered from Process Engineering point of view and how these engineering decisions can affect other aspects of oilfield operations shall be discussed in brief.

The course is designed for

This course is intended for those disciplines listed below, as well as anyone with a specific interest in the topic.

  • Process Design Engineers;
  • Operations Engineers and Staff;
  • Piping Engineers;
  • Pipeline Engineers;
  • HSE Specialists;
  • Maintenance Engineers and staff; and
  • Managers

Course outline

Please contact us for more information on this course.

Basic interpretation methods

Clay / Shale type determination
Volume of Shale from Sonic, Density & Neutron logs
Porosity from Sonic, Density, Neutron logs
Water saturation from Resistivity
Water saturation from SP logs
Pitfalls of formation Evaluation
Permeable zones (qualitative interpretation)

Advanced interpretation methods

Combined determination of porosity and rock composition
Logging charts
Cross-plot methods
Introduction shaly-sand interpretation
Fractured reservoir characterisation
Saturation Determination
Movable fluids determination
Permeability estimation
Thin-bed evaluation


Introduction and review of logging methods and tools

Petrophysical properties of reservoirs
Reservoir rocks and types
Porosity ranges
Permeability (absolute, relative)
Capillary pressure (Pc)
Archie method
Dual-water method
Fundamentals of Formation Evaluation
The borehole and its environment
Open-hole logging Methods
Cased-hole logging methods
Electric and electromagnetic methods - Resistivity, Conductivity, Induction
Spontaneous Potential (SP logs)
Acoustic, Density & Neutron methods
Petrophysical Imaging methods
LWD and MWD techniques
Dip-meter methods
Gamma Ray (GR methods)
Coring and core investigations
Core-to-log data integration
Log analysis & Formation Evaluation
Reservoir characterisation



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