FESAus February Technical Event in Perth

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Some really useful things we can do as petrophysicists Dr. Mark Deakin PhD, PETROPHYSICS Pty Ltd

The barrage of data we are confronted with as petrophysicists holds information which too often lies on the shelf unused.  Perhaps little commercial gain would come from advertising its use or maybe familiarity with what we did yesterday is easier and safer than innovation and possible criticism.  Who knows.  Here are a few reminders of ways we can use our information more fully.  Others will have their own novel ideas and solutions to questions “The Interested Petrophysicist” should have, which I hope will be revealed today.

  • No core?  B*Qv lies forgotten in Sw100 zones
  • Circumvent your resistivity questions.  Plot wellsite NMR T2 bins as bulk volume water vs HAFWL logs for a resistivity free Sw
  • Is your reservoir non strongly water wet?  Take a look at what you already know
  • Managers: Now let’s inflate our GIIP numbers.. with core!
  • Generic routine core data provides copious answers through simple inversion
  • What makes us choose that particular data or method over others?  Familiarity or reason?  Data Hierarchy - the essential prerequisite to integrating the barrage of modern data
  • Is the Geomodel abusing your perfect petrophysical results?

About the presenter

Mark Deakin is a consultant, author and lecturer in petrophysical data integration. He holds a Ph.D. in ‘Integrated Petrophysics’ from London’s Imperial College, is an ex Amoco petrophysicist, and has over 25 years experience, including 15 as a course instructor and director of his consulting company. He has performed over 60 detailed reservoir studies, primarily in Southeast Asia’s difficult carbonate and stacked ‘low-contrast pay’ reservoirs and keeps abreast of new technologies by operations work and updating his training courses. Deakin’s approach is to identify and rank reserves uncertainties then guide companies toward defensible reserves via a strict process of data hierarchy, targeted data acquisition and systematic integration. After his PhD Deakin authored the first public Integrated Petrophysics course in 1989 and later the Carbonate and Fractures petrophysics course.  Deakin’s current projects are the PetroDB-WEB core-log-test rock typed database being developing as a web based app and the Renewable Energy Primer course.  Deakin is a member of SPWLA and his consulting company PETROPHYSICS Pty Ltd is located in Perth, Australia.

Registration deadline: Friday 9th February 2018

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February 13th, 2018 12:00 PM through  1:30 PM
Woodside Amphitheatre
Perth, WA 6000
Event Fee(s)
FESAus Member (early bird inc. GST) $ 30.00
Non-Member (early bird inc. GST) $ 40.00
Retiree/Student (early bird inc. GST) $ 10.00
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