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Integrated Petrophysics for reservoir characterization


This course will teach you how to evaluate reservoirs and quickly identify flawed results.  Presents a carefully interleaved sequence of lectures, PetroDB-WEB demos in IP, micro-practicals, movies and Excel workshops to convey a flexible and very powerful petrophysical method.  Includes templates for Quick Look Log Analysis and Essential Core & SCAL to Log Integration. Continually updated, this course remains The Benchmark Petrophysics Course today!


Instructor: Mark Deakin, PhD (Petrophysics)

23-27 April 2018, 8-4pm

Fee 3,975 USD includes lunch

JW Marriot, Westheimer, Houston   (25 max)




PetroDB-WEB (coming soon..) is the WEB implementation of PetroDB-Vault, a fully flexible IP or Geolog evaluation command file linked to a 28,000 core plug database.  Logs are interactively calibrated to rock-typed hard data to create a convincing and uniquely powerful formation evaluation tool.  Calibration is performed via a diagnostic interactive plot which selects rock-typed equations and 18 parameters.  Parameters can be set externally in Excel for ad hoc calibrations of exotic non-log data. PetroDB-WEB is used interactively during courses to demonstrate powerful integration methods and model sensitivities.



Your Petrophysical Competency Rank

At your option take the confidential, 100 point, multiple-choice test for mainstream petrophysical competency.





“Mark is a fun, highly experienced petrophysicist that can take challenging concepts and articulate them in simple terms. He would make an excellent professor! Great job.”


“This is an excellent course“


8 out of 16 responded: “Best Course Attended”


“A well taught course by a master of his subject”, “..covered all methods”, “..a logical and systematic workflow”, ” ..packed with information, concise”


“Fantastic knowledge and ability to communicate ..


“The amount and depth of information far exceeds any previous class I have attended”


“Other courses show you what is out there. This course shows you what is out there and how to use it, much more useful and practical.. Overall a fantastic course.. so good I feel like attending again..”


“.. gets you thinking about whole new ways of log analysis integrated with core, well tests etc. Kept me focused and interested up to the very last minute.”


“.. all you could possibly expect from a petrophysical course ..”


“Comprehensive, Well Presented, Relevant, Practical, Entertaining, Technically Strong!”


“A powerful, highly technical and industry relevant course”


“The single most important course I have attended”


“An insightful and excellent presentation”


“An extremely practical and powerful course”


“Excellent lecturer, enthusiastic and knowledgeable..”


“..has a passion for his subject”


“THE LECTURER IS GREAT! I learnt things I could actually use!”


“ having a Master Degree in just one week!”


“Mark is very knowledgeable and open to questions and new ideas from attendees of the course”