Fundamentals of Facies Analysis & Rock-Typing


Who should attend?

  • This course provides participants with an integrated approach to facies analysis and rock-typing combining logs, core description, and laboratory petrophysical data.
Public :
  • Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers involved in integrated reservoir studies.

Level :Awareness

Prerequisite :
  • No pre-requisistes are necessary to follow this course.

Course Content


      • Non-supervised approach and supervised approach for electrofacies analysis.
      • Preliminary quality control of logs with hands-on.
      • Integration of core description.
      • From electrofacies to rock-types with hands-on.
  • NON-SUPERVISED ANALYSIS - Duration : 1 Day

      • Probabilistic and neural network approaches.
      • Hands-on non-supervised electrofacies analysis.
      • Key points in non-supervised analysis.
  • SUPERVISED ANALYSIS - Duration : 1 Day

      • Hands-on supervised analysis with probabilistic approach.
      • Key points and pitfalls in supervised analysis.
      • Electrofacies analysis workflow.
      • Hands-on integration of electrofacies in sequence stratigraphy analysis.
  • ROCK-TYPES DETERMINATION - Duration : 2 Days

      • Porosity and permeability modeling (hands-on).
      • Rock quality index (RQI, FZI, etc.).
      • Rock-typing with petrophysical data and capillary pressure curves: hands-on.
      • Workflow for electrofacies to rock-type assignments.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify electrofacies from logs,
  • Identify log signatures and facies association,
  • Define rock-types with petrophysical data (logs and laboratory data),
  • Define Petrofacies from various relationships like Reservoir Quality Index, Winland R35 for net pay determination and other poro-perm transforms.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive presentations, practical exercises and hands-on activities.

Learning assessment

  • Knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions.


Coordinator :IFP Training (permanent or contracted) expert in facies analysis and geostatistics with a wide technical experience and whose competencies are kept up-to-date in industry projects.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program :