5 days REE/CARC
- Reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers and experienced technicians involved in core analysis.
- This course provides a comprehensive and practical knowledge of how to carry out and interpret SCAL lab experiments.
- Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- select methods for conventional and special core analysis,
- explain and discuss the physical mechanisms behind core analysis and to describe experimental conditions.
- No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
- Hands-on practice through real lab experiments carried out during the training.
- CYDAR™ software is used to design and interpret the experiments and to perform additional exercises.
Introduction - Theory 1 day
- Darcy's law, porosity, permeability.
- Theory of multiphase flow (capillary pressure, relative permeability).
- Description and preparation of the experiments that will be performed (principles, operating methodology).
Experiments 2 days
- Porosity (Helium porosity, liquid saturation).
- Permeability: steady-state with liquid, pulse-decay with gas.
- Tracer test to characterize the heterogeneities.
- Formation factor.
- Relative permeability Kr: steady state and unsteady state method (water / oil).
Analysis & interpretation of experiments 2 days
- Analysis of the experiments and discussion.
- Generalities on data acquisition and data processing.
- Notion of experimental errors and uncertainties.
- Interpretation of Kr experiments by an analytical and numerical method with CYDAR™ software.