NMR Petrophysics

Text Box: NMR Logging and Petrophysics Courses

Quality Petrophysics, Personal Service

Text Box: All Petrophysics Courses are available for “in-house” presentation.

52 Short Courses to 1030 Students

NMR  Logging, Petrophysics, Practical Application, Quality Control, 
and Computing Lab  
4 Day Course/Workshop

Marseilles, 10-13 March, 2014
Sylvan Lake, 8-11 September, 2014

To register call 281-468-7755 or email info@nmrpetrophysics.com

Course Overview: This is a comprehensive summary of NMR Logging including basic physics, signal processing, practical considerations and tool selection, job design, data processing, interpretation, quality control and log/core integration. Emphasis is on practical application and building of interpretation skills with dozens of real-world examples. Day four will be a computing lab to include processing of NMR data sets using Logic software (and others as available.)  Learn to process T2 and also T1 T2 D maps.  
This course will provide an understanding of:
NMR physics
T1, T2 and diffusion, T2 interpretation, pore size and fluid effects
Signal processing, inversion, averaging, signal to noise
NMR porosity, bound fluid models, permeability models
NMR log integration with resistivity based analysis
Commercially used NMR fluid identification methods
Practical considerations of NMR logging including environmental effects
Commercial tools and appropriate uses of each including CMR, CMR-200, CMR+, MRX, MRIL B and C, MRIL Prime, MRIL-XL, MREX, Sperry, Baker, Anadrill LWD tools, and MRILab, Javelin
Quality control of NMR logs
NMR shale applications
Log– core integration
Job planning and design, parameter selection
NMR data processing capabilities of commercial software packages
Computing lab will include:
Loading, phase correction, filtering, averaging, inversion of echo data
Effect of various bound fluid and permeability models
Resistivity based analysis methods
Use of NMR fluid identification methods
Quality control procedures

Comments from previous students:
“The course de-mystified the NMR concepts and applications which I previously found challenging” - Petrophysicist, 2013 Course
“I very much enjoyed the course” - 30 year Petrophysicist, 2013 course
“Really enjoyed the course” - 35 year Petrophysicist, 2013 course
“Excellent class” - Petrophysicist, 2013 course
“The course has been excellent” - Petrophysicist, 2013 course
“Again thank you for the great course you gave us this week!” - Petrophysicist
“ The course was excellent! - Petrophysicist
“I have attended this seminar and found it to be a thorough examination of NMR by a very knowledgeable analyst. Excellent”. – Petrophysicist with 30 years experience 
“Your balanced approach was most refreshing. The manual will be quite useful as an ongoing reference guide.” - Petrophysicist
“This was a very good course that I would highly recommend to others. The manual was excellent and it will be a valued reference book.” - Engineer
“I feel better able to judge now in which situations an NMR log would be justified.” - Geologist

Partial Client List
These schools have been attended by Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Atlas, Computalog/Weatherford, BP-Amoco, OMV, Encana, Exxon-Mobil, Chevron-Texaco, Pemex, Maersk, Paradigm, INA, Sonangol, Lasmo, Core Labs, PTS Labs, Burlington, Oxy, E-ON, Dong Energy, Senergy, Anadarko, UP Resources, ElPaso Energy, Devon, Kerr-McGee, Marathon, Enterprise, ENI/AGIP, ERC Equipoise, GDF Suez, Inpex, VNG, Statoil, Swift Energy, Cobb and Associates, Ryder-Scott, Mobil, Husky, Mitchell Energy, Talisman, RWE, Inpex, Newfield, Aera, and others. An abbreviated version has been given as an SPE Technology Transfer Course and also for CWLS Geoconvention

About the instructor:
With 30 years of oil and gas industry experience, Brian Stambaugh is currently President of NMR Petrophysics, Inc.  After nine years with Schlumberger, he joined Numar Corporation in 1990. While at Numar, Brian assisted with development of new computational techniques for NMR, and assisted with marketing and engineering efforts as borehole NMR technology emerged. He served as a consultant to Computalog, Atlas Wireline, and Halliburton, and provided interpretation and technical support during overseas assignments. Brian has performed or supervised the processing of NMR data sets from over 1500 wells, has delivered more than 50 short courses on NMR and bypassed/unconventional resources to over 1000 participants, and has published articles and technical papers on the subject of NMR logging.  He has served as an SPWLA Distinguished Lecturer and SPE Technology Update Speaker. Brian holds a B.S.M.E. from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Tuition: $4875 plus applicable VAT includes 425 page color manual, 
Registration: 281-468-7755, or email info@nmrpetrophysics.com



Case Studies of Recognizing Bypassed Pay and Unconventional Resources From Logs, Quality Control of Processed Logs

One Day Course

Course Overview: This one-day course presents more than a dozen case studies of bypassed or unconventional pay in shale, clastics, and carbonates. The examples will be reviewed by class attendees in teams and discussed with the class in a workshop format designed to encourage discussion and learning. With no equations beyond the Archie formula, and minimal theory, the goals of the course are:
To improve skills in recognizing unusual log signatures that can indicate an unconventional or bypassed resource.
To improve basic logging tool theory
To improve skills in quality control of standard logs and processed logs
To recognize situations where additional help may be needed, and where additional logs, core or other information might be needed for proper formation evaluation

Recommended For: For general audiences from new grads to gray hairs, for all Geoscientists– anyone with a basic understanding of logs. A diverse mix of experience levels and disciplines provides better discussion.

Case Studies (partial list):
Niobrara shaley carbonate, natural fractures
Barnett shale case study
Bakken shale case study
Tuscaloosa marine shale
Marcellus shale case study
Mowry shale case study
Hugoton Council Grove mixed lithology low contrast pay with processed log issue
Greenhorn/Niobrara organic shale
Hugoton Council Grove mixed lithology low contrast pay with processed log issue
GOM Mahogany subsalt laminated low contrast pay sands
GOM Eugene Island 330 low contrast pay
Canadian fractured CMR log Keg River carbonate
Canadian fracture CMR log carbonate
Salt plugged porosity
Brown dolomite, incorrect processing
Haynesville shale
Travis Peak low contrast shaley pay shaley sand, incorrect and corrected processed log
Wattenberg J sand organic shale bypassed pay, NMR log and synthetic NMR

Tuition: $725, includes 100+ page color course manual
Registration: 281-468-7755 or email info@nmrpetrophysics.com



An Update on Modern NMR Logging, Applications and Limitations, New Applications in Shale

One Day Course

Course Overview: This one-day course provides an overview of current NMR logging technology, including new applications in unconventional reservoirs.  The course includes several case studies and log examples, which are scrutinized by attendees with respect to optimized data acquisition, quality control, and data processing methods.  The course includes examination of T1 and T2 logging, pore size, fluid effects, porosity, bound fluid and permeability models, fluid identification from NMR, review of currently available logging tools, applications in unconventional reservoirs and limitations of NMR.  


Recommended for all Geoscientists desiring an overview of NMR logging and an update on recent advancements.  


Course Outline:

Introduction, why NMR?
NMR physics
T1, T2, and diffusion, pore size, fluid effects
Signal processing, inversion, averaging, signal to noise
T1 logging
Internal gradients, mineralogy effects
Resistivity based NMR computed logs, NMR for reservoir characterization,
Applications in unconventional reservoirs
Using NMR for fluid identification 
Quality control of NMR logs

Tuition: $875, includes 100+ page color course manual
Registration: 281-468-7755 or email info@nmrpetrophysics.com