The course covers all aspects related to using Routine Core Analysis (RCA) laboratory results to optimally zone a cored reservoir interval. Commencing with core management, topics discussed are plug selection and cleaning, followed by laboratory measurement techniques. The importance of integration with other information is demonstrated: core photographs and detailed core description, GR logs and core gamma, petrographics etc., stressing the correct use of laboratory data. It is also shown how to apply necessary corrections to lab measurements before zonation. The end objective is optimal reservoir zonation for petrophysical application and dynamic reservoir simulation.
Here are the main topics which will be covered in this course module:
- Laboratory methods for Routine Core Analysis (RCA) measurements
- Overburden and Klinkenberg corrections
- Reservoir characterization techniques and Global Characteristics Envelopes (GCEs)
- Hydraulic Flow Zone Unit (HFZU) analysis – full range of models
- Optimal zonation of cored reservoir intervals
- Core related data integration with other subsurface data