CSPG University Petrophysics Short Course

Instructor: Kelly Skuce

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Non-Member Rate: $30
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Upcoming Course Dates:
March 14, 2020
Mount Royal University | Calgary, AB
8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration includes: Coffee breaks and lunch. 

March 21, 2020
University of Saskatchewan | Saskatoon, SK
8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration includes: Coffee breaks and lunch. 

Starting with learning the basic logs (GR, Density, Neutron, Sonic, Resistivity, etc.) acquired through wireline and memory downhole tools, the physics behind each tool, and moving on to how each tool measures an aspect of the reservoir. Hands-on exercises will be used to describe the calculation of reservoir parameters (Vsh, Phit, Swt, etc.) commonly used in mapping of exploration plays. If time permits, we will explore more complex tools and readings. At the end, I hope everyone grasps exactly what the logs are reading in the subsurface and how each log curve is used in calculating petrophysical reservoir parameters. 

This course is targeted to all geologists who want to learn how to interpret basic log curves and be able to relate them back to the reservoir they are exploring. Understanding of basic rock types (sandstone, limestone, dolomite, etc.) and their constituent mineralogy and how pore space is represented in the subsurface will be required. Oh, and there will be math………. I know how geologists LOVE math (bring a calculator, not kidding)!

Who Should Attend:
University students with a interest in Petroleum geology. If you have already take a petroleum geology course/petrophysics course, please feel free to attend, you can always learn more!

Kelly Skuce is a petrophysicist with 25 years of experience working within and leading multi-disciplinary groups of specialists and geoscientists.  He has extensive experience in conventional and unconventional fields from exploration to development for Suncor, PanCanadian (Encana), Nexen, Burlington Resources, ConocoPhillips, Bankers Petroleum, Obsidian Energy, and Whitecap Resources as an employee and consultant.  Graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology.  Currently he is the President and Chief Petrophysicist of CORE Petrophysical Consulting. Kelly is also serving on the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Board of Directors as Regional Director, North America and Vice-Chair of the 2020 SPWLA Symposium in Banff, Alberta.

Kelly actively encourages mentorship and education in petrophysical techniques and core-well log integration at any place he works. “Petrophysics starts with the understanding we are remotely sensing the subsurface of the basins we all explore and produce from. Understanding the geology and characterizing the reservoir using core data and outcrop analogs then relating this interpretation back to the log data is critical”. Kelly’s experience teaching basic log analysis courses started internally at various companies throughout his career and began externally for the CSPG Student Industry Field Trips for the last 5 years. He presented at the 2013 CSPG GeoConvention and 2014 SPWLA Topical Conference advocating for petrophysical education for geoscientists with his talk, “Conversational Petrophysics: Increasing Petrophysical Competencies and Integration for GeoScientists”.