Borehole Imaging Interpretation Workshop with WellCad™RCM/BHI

Who should attend?

  • This course provides participants with an understanding of current borehole imaging tools and modern interpretation techniques.
Audience :
  • Geoscientists and reservoir engineers involved in development of naturally fractured reservoirs.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO BOREHOLE IMAGING LOG

      • Introduction to borehole imaging log.
      • Borehole image log acquisition technologies.
  • BOREHOLE IMAGE TOOLS & QUALITY CONTROL

      • Understanding dip data integrating well trajectory.
      • Fracture interpretation on borehole images.
      • BHI fracture interpretation.
      • Tools/Resolution.
      • BHI quality control (QC).
      • Automatic and manual dip analysis.
  • BOREHOLE IMAGE INTERPRETATION SOFTWARE

      • Introduction to WellCAD™ software.
      • BHI fracture picking.
      • Data loading.
      • Fracture classification.
      • Fracture statistics.
      • BHI reporting.
  • BOREHOLE IMAGE INTERPRETATION: CASE STUDY

      • Introduction and data loading.
      • Structural dip and structural zonation.
      • Recognition of zone boundaries - Unconformities, faults.
      • Fracture/fault characterization from image log data.
      • Conductive/resistive vs. open/close fracture.
      • Borehole bias.
      • In-situ stress determination from borehole breakout and induced fractures.
      • Bedding recognition vs. faulted areas.
      • Bed thickness analysis.
  • SUMMARY, SYNTHESIS & WRAP-UP

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire the fundamental principles of Borehole Image Interpretation,
  • apply the methodology to approach the Borehole Image Interpretation,
  • perform BHI data quality control,
  • identify the fractures present in the images, by differentiating them from sedimentary and artificial features,
  • characterize the interpreted fractures in terms of their position, morphology, type, kinematics, orientation and dip angle, using WellCAD™.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive presentations, practical exercises and hands-on activities using software dedicated for BHI interpretation (WellCAD™).