Practical Petrophysics looks at both the principles and practice of petrophysics in understanding petroleum reservoirs. It concentrates on the tools and techniques in everyday use, and addresses all types of reservoirs, including unconventionals.
The book provides useful explanations on how to perform fit for purpose interpretations of petrophysical data, with emphasis on what the interpreter needs and what is practically possible with real data. Readers are not limited to static reservoir properties for input to volumetrics, as the book also includes applications such as reservoir performance, seismic attribute, geo-mechanics, source rock characterization, and more.
- Principles and practice are given equal emphasis
- Simple models and concepts explain the underlying principles
- Extensive use of contemporary, real-life examples
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1. Introduction 2. Petrophysical Properties 3. Core and Other Real Rock Measurements 4. Logs Part I: General Characteristics and Passive Measurements 5. Logs Part II: Porosity, Resistivity and Other Tools 6. Introduction to Log Analysis: Shale Volume and Parameter Picking 7. Log Analysis I: Porosity 8. Log Analysis II: Water Saturation 9. Hydrocarbon Corrections 10. Fluid Distribution 11. Permeability Revisited 12. Complex Lithology 13. Thin Bed Pays: Dealing with the Limitations of Log Resolution 14. Geophysical Applications 15. Epilogue: High Angle Wells