Basic Formation Evaluation


This interactive, applications-driven 5-days LAKESHORE ISL Basic Formation Evaluation training seminar will highlight the techniques and principles of formation evaluation for oil industry professionals who needs to deal with wireline and/or LWD logs in their job environment.

This LAKESHORE ISL Basic Formation Evaluation training seminar will explore the tools response to different lithologies and will help participants understand log readings, applications and limitations. It will instruct them with the basic Petro physical concepts as well as the log interpretation techniques and procedures for the correct evaluation of well logs on clean and shaly sand formations.

This LAKESHORE ISL training seminar will feature:

  • Discussions on tools physical principles and applications
  • Tool limitations on different borehole environments
  • Tips and examples to identify and understand common logging issues
  • Explanation of petrophysical concepts and techniques for formation evaluation
  • Application of interpretation methods in several examples and exercises


By the end of this LAKESHORE ISL training seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the physical principles of main logging tools
  • Apply basic quality control techniques to validate logging data
  • Know the main applications and limitations of the different readings
  • Perform a quick qualitative interpretation to determine possible interest zones
  • Perform a complete formation evaluation on a shaly sand environment

Training Methodology

This LAKESHORE ISL Basic Formation Evaluation training seminar will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented, the sessions will include visual, auditory and kinesthetic elements to cover the three different learning modalities. The daily sessions will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exercises that will be solved manually and/or using Microsoft Excel.

Organizational Impact

The organization will benefit because:

  • Having their personnel trained on log interpretation will help reduce human mistakes and improve efficiency
  • Their personnel will be able to better assess data quality and integrity
  • Their personnel motivation will increase as they understand better some critical data that is needed for their daily job

Personal Impact

Attendees will gain by participation in this LAKESHORE ISL training seminar as a result of:

  • Obtaining a full understanding of logging tools principles and applications
  • Learning the principles and key indicators for log quality assurance and quality control
  • Learning basic methods and techniques for log interpretation

Who Should Attend?

This LAKESHORE ISL training seminar is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Engineers in exploration and production departments
  • Geologists, Geophysicist and Petro physicist
  • Petroleum, Reservoir and Drilling Engineers
  • In general, all other Oil & Gas Industry Professionals who are involved in logging data interpretation and validation

Seminar Outline


Basic Logging and Petrophysical Concepts

  • Porosity and Permeability Concepts and Classification
  • The Reservoir: Minimum Conditions for Productivity
  • Introduction to Well Logging
  • Log Classification according to The Measured Properties
  • Auxiliary Measurements – uses and common issues
  • Basic Measurements: Gamma Ray and Spontaneous Potential


Resistivity and Conductivity Logging Tools

  • Resistivity Theory
  • The Borehole Environment: Invasion Profile
  • Principles and Applications of Later logs
  • Micro resistivity Devices – Principles and Applications
  • Resistivity Tools Limitations
  • Conductivity Tools – Uses and Limitations
  • LWD Resistivity Determination Tools
  • Calibrations and Log Quality Control Parameters
  • RT Determination


Nuclear Logging Tools

  • Basic Principles of Nuclear Physics applied to Borehole Logging
  • Formation Density Tools – Principles and Applications
  • The Photoelectric Factor – A Key Lithology Indicator
  • Hydrogen Index: Neutron Tools Principles and Applications
  • Porosity Determination from Density and Neutron Logs
  • Porosity Compatible Scales and Density-neutron Crossover
  • LWD Nuclear Logging Tools
  • Lithology Determination on Simple Cases
  • Calibrations and Log Quality Control Parameters


Acoustic Logging Tools and Introduction to Formation Evaluation

  • Acoustic Waves Propagation in the Borehole
  • Basic Sonic Tools – Borehole Compensation
  • Sonic Porosity compared to Density-neutron
  • Dipole Sonic Tools – Applications
  • Mechanical Properties Determination and Uses
  • Common Sonic Issues in the Borehole
  • LWD Acoustic Tools
  • Formation Evaluation Principles
  • Qualitative Log Interpretation Techniques
  • Rw Determination Methods
  • Cross plots Utilization – Hingle and Pickett Plots
  • Graphical Interpretation Techniques for Porosity and Lithology


Complete Formation Evaluation for Simple Lithology

  • Saturation Determination: Archie Equation
  • Complete Formation Evaluation for Clean Lithology using Archie
  • Other Saturation Determination Equations
  • Hydrocarbon Effects on Log Readings
  • Complete Formation Evaluation for Shaly sand Lithology using Simandoux
  • Group Discussion on Interpretation Results