Night School – Open Hole data Acquisition and Interpretations (Virtual Course)

High quality training to boost professional development. Courses are exclusive to PESGB members only.

8-16 June 2021

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£85.00 (GBP)

Course Description

This is a course that could be useful to geophysicists and scientists. It covers the important and relevant topics of data acquisition and interpretations. Previous exposure and expertise in Open Hole logs are not essential.

Session 1
Facilitator: Mohamed Watfa
Date: Monday 07 June 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Tool Conveyance in Open Hole
  • Depth Control
  • Drilling and mud filtrate invasion.
  • Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and its applications
  • The Spontaneous Potential and its applications

Session 2
Facilitator: Mohamed Watfa
Date: Wednesday 09 June 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • The density and neutron-porosity logs.
  • Porosity and Lithology from Density-Neutron- the HC effect
  • Resistivity Measurements and applications
  • Estimating water salinity.

Session 3
Facilitator: Mohamed Watfa
Date: Monday 14 June 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Shale and clay analysis
  • Shaly-sand equations.
  • Dispersed and laminated shales.
  • Water saturations in Sandstone reservoirs.

Session 4
Facilitator: Mohamed Watfa
Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Variables in carbonate reservoirs
  • Effects of vugs and fractures
  • Estimating m and n in carbonates
  • Log interpretations in carbonate reservoirs.
  • Borehole Imaging

Please ensure you have access to Excel for this course as worked examples will be given prior to the course.

Who should attend:
Aspiring, future leaders in the oil and gas industry who want to acquire skills beyond the academic and technical and obtain insights into the commercially orientated analysis. Acquire the global perspectives essential to professional success.

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Speaker Biography - Mohamed Watfa

Dr Mohamed studied at Cambridge university. Here he gained his BA, MA and PhD in Physics as well as a second BA in Psycholgy.

He joined Schlumberger Wireline in 1974 as a field engineer.

Worked in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, India, Egypt,  Iran, Europe, North America, Far East, North Africa.

Head of Petrophysics for Schlumberger Middle East Area

Marketing Manager for the Gulf Area

VP national clients’ coordinator, and Geomarket manager

Lectures for NExT: Made more than 300 course lectures in the last 15 years

Published 90 technical papers and 10 books, covering:

Topics: Formation Evaluation, Carbonates Reservoirs, Sandstone Reservoirs, Production Logging, Reservoir Monitoring, Well Integrity and Data Management.

ROC: Edited and wrote most of the articles for the Reservoir Optimization Conference books published by SLB for: Libya, Saudi Aramco, Iran and UAE.

Books: Published 3 books on Basic Open Hole, Reservoir Monitoring, Production Logging and Well Integrity.

Lectured at Cambridge University for 2 years

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