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Integration of Petrophysics and Core Analysis


March 21 - 25, 2021

Instructor : Ahmed Abdel Karim (Ph.D.)


Petrophysicists, Geologists, Engineers, Geoscientists petroleum, reservoir or drilling engineer and in general, any oil & gas industry professional who is involved in logging data interpretation and validation. You must have already basic knowledge in using open hole logs and doing basic interpretation.


This course will teach you how to evaluate reservoirs and identify the robust results, reserves and simulation are achieved by the logical, systematic integration of all relevant data. A quality interpretation is extremely cost-effective compared with data acquisition or development mistakes and essential with today's complex reservoirs and data sets.

This course focuses also on open hole data acquisition, interpretation, routine and special core analysis (RCA, SCAL) procedures. The course covers all the basics of log data acquisition and interpretation as well as identify the petrophysical parameters from both core and systematic work flows of log data. New high technology tools will also be reviewed and the applications of those tools described.

Integration between the core-log will often replace the need to run expensive, irrelevant logs, explain apparent data conflicts and provide the correct answer faster, strengthening your position as an operator. By contrast, stand-alone log analysis often results in wrong decisions and weakens your technical position from your partners point of view.

This course, evolved over 25 years of petrophysical consulting and lectures, demonstrates how robust answers are achieved by the logical integration of diverse data. Integrated Petrophysics was one of the best petrophysics integration course and remains the top Benchmarking Petrophysics Course today. Broad Content:

  • Coring and core Analysis
    • Objectives of coring and Core Analysis
    • Core handling and preparation
    • Core Samples
    • Sidewall Coring
  • Types of Core Analysis
    • Conventional Core Analysis
    • Special Core Analysis (SCAL)
  • Core Analysis Procedures
  • Reservoir Rock Properties
    • Porosity
    • Permeability
    • Permeability and Porosity Relationships
    • Grain Density
    • PVT, Wettability, Capillary Pressure,
    • Pore Volume Compressibility
  • Basics of Logging Measurements
    • Introduction
    • Logging Environments
  • Open Hole Logging Tools
    • Lithology Tools
    • Porosity Tools
    • Resistivity Tools
    • Dipmeter Tools
  • Core - Log Petrophysical Parameter Relationship
    • Core - Log Gamma
    • Core - Log Porosity
    • Permeability - Porosity Relationship
    • Permeability - Resistivity Relationship
  • Petrophysical Parameters from Core and Log
    • From Core Measurement
    • Parameters 'a', 'm' & 'n' from "SCAL" Data
    • Effects of 'm' on 'Sw'
    • From Log Measurements
    • Parameters 'm', 'Rw' &' 'n' from Pickett's Plot
    • Parameter 'm' from Logs using Core Data
  • Application of Core-Log Relationship for Formation Evaluation
    • Water Saturation in the uninvaded zone.
    • Water Saturation in the invaded zone.
    • Basic Relations of 'Sw' Determination
    • Dipmeter Relation with Core Data
    • Fullbore Formation Microlmager
    • Sedimentary Features
    • Structural Analysis
    • Depositional Environment and Sedimentary Sequences from Core and Log
    • Rock Typing from Core and Log
    • Training Examples.


First day will be held at Holiday Inn (Former Sofitel Hotel), in Cairo. The participants will fly the next day to Hurghada. The course will be continued in Hurghada.


Inclusive of refreshment and lunch at the Holiday Inn (Former Sofitel Hotel). Air Ticket Cairo/Hurghada return and accommodation in Hurghada.


Ahmed Abdelkarim is currently a Senior Consultant Petrophysicist specialized in HPHT wells, petrophysics, QI and Rock Physics technical training courses for the oil and gas companies.

Also provide the Tuition for the faculty of Science, Cairo university, Petroleum Geoscience program, introduction to well logging , Formation Evaluation and Petrophysics, Advanced Petrophysics and well correlation for Year 2,3,4 and graduation projects.

Also providing petrophysical, rock physics studies, well onshore/ offshore operations support ( Shallow/ Deep/ HPHT) as well as the technical training courses in a number of petroleum societies.

Ahmed has solid experience of working nationally and internationally, he has held different senior Technical positions last permanent position was Consultant Petrophysicist for North Africa (BG Egypt, Tunisia) and Aphrodite Project (Cyprus), and Subject matter Expert of LWD/WL Acoustic Tools, Rock Physics and QI. Ahmed has robust experience in HPHT, Rock Physics analysis, Rock Properties, QI for AVO modelling and seismic attribute, gained from working on different basins around the world for different countries as Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, North Sea UK, Norway, Egypt, Tunisia and Tanzania. Ahmed also has significant experience in analysing well log data, and performing integrated evaluations for clastics and Carbonate, Planning, Execution of Extreme HPHT wells with different service contractors including the latest high technology LWD/WL tools. Ahmed working with Shell Egypt, BG UK, Egypt, Tunisia, Aphrodite (Cyprus) with 28 years of experience in Oil and Gas industry Ahmed is an active member of LPS, SPE and SPWLA.

  • Professional Petrophysicist with 28 years of experience, employed with various multinational oil and gas companies such as BG Group (UK head office, Egypt, Tunisia) and Shell a number of roles in exploration and development with both onshore and offshore experience.
  • Strong HSSE background including regulations and compliance, Contractor inspection and Audit.
  • Mastery of global group technical authority of LWD/WL acoustic tools, QAQC Sonic Processing for latest technology acoustic tools.
  • High experience in planning and executing extreme HPHT wells with different service contractors including the latest high technology LWD/WL tools in Egypt and UK.
  • Robust experience in Rock Physics analysis, Rock Properties, QI for AVO modelling and seismic attribute.
  • Significant experience in analysing well log data, and performing integrated evaluations for Clastics and Carbonate reservoir for exploration, development and appraisal wells including SCAL analysis, Core log integration, Saturation height function, NMR and thin beds interpretation, using Low Resistivity Pay.
  • Solid background in project initiation notes (PIN),field development plans (FDP), new opportunities, bid rounds, farm in/out,
  • High communication, negotiation, project and time management skills
  • Latest paper was presented in 2015 in SPWLA 56 Th Symposium at USA, Long Beach California on QAQC Acoustic log and processing.

Areas of Expertise
  • Acoustic Tools (GTA)
  • Analysing Well Log Data
  • Field Development Plan (FDP) Study
  • HPHT Wells
  • Clastics and Carbonate Reservoir
  • Rock physics & QI
  • NMR and Thin Beds
  • Exploration, Development and Appraisal Wells

  • QAQC ACOUSTIC LOG AND PROCESSING (Ahmed Abdelkarim 1 And Tim Pritchard 2) SPWLA 56th Annual Logging Symposium, July 2015
  • QAQC Acoustic Log and Processing, Integrated and Enhanced Workflows BG Group Subsurface Technical Forum -Twickenham-UK October 2013
  • Solving Shaly Sand Fluid Substitution Pitfalls Using An Adaptive Gassmann's Model Shear Magic: The applications of full waveform acoustic logging LPS One Day Seminar (London Petrophysics Society)- March 2013