Foundation of special core analysis

This course covers a broad overview current Special Core Analysis techniques, from native state analysis, clean state and restored state analyses, best practices and uncertainty in results.
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to oversee the entire process from sample preparation through to data interpretation
Introduction and summary of Core Analysis value
The Coring process
Overview of sample preparation
Sample preparation and basic data acquisition (Routine Core Analysis)
Pre-screening of material, both whole core and samples for SCAL testing
All standard SCAL techniques: Electrical Properties, Capillary Pressure, NMR, Relative Permeability, Wettability
Data Quality Control and Interpretation, including integration of petrophysical results
Day 1
Introduction, Basics of Core Analysis
Coring and Wellsite:
Coring Recommendations
Basic Core Handling
Sample Preparation
Cleaning and Drying Methods
Conventional Core Analysis
Overburden Effects
Review of Day 1
Day 2
QA/QC of Conventional Data
SCAL Program Design
Sample pre-screening
Electrical Properties
Archie Equations
Porosity Exponent ‘m’
Saturation Exponent ‘n’
Excess Conductivity
Review of Day 2
Day 3
Capillary Pressure
Mercury Injection
Porous Plate
PSD determination
Application of Results
Wettability Concepts
Amott and USBM
Effect of Wettability
Relative Permeability
Single Phase Permeability
Unsteady State Relative Permeability
Steady State Relative Permeability
Centrifuge Relative Permeability
Review of Day 3
Day 4
Whole Core
Rock Mechanics
History Matching and Simulation
Unconventional Analysis
Review of Day 4
Day 5
QA / QC of Scal Data
Petrophysical Techniques
Thin Section
Integration of Results
Course Review

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Foundation of special core analysis course.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

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JUN 10-14

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