Tutorials and Courses

Geological Log Analysis
The fundamental aim of this course, developed by John Doveton, is to enable you to develop skills in reading geology from logs.
Integrated Approaches to Modeling Late Paleozoic Petroleum Reservoirs in the Greater Midcontinent
Presented by W. Lynn Watney to the Southwest Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Dec. 2008.
Basics of Oil and Gas Log Analysis
This report, by John H. Doveton, KGS Mathematical Geology Section, gives an introduction to resistivity logging, porosity logging, the Archie Equation, and temperature and water resistivity.
Reading the Rocks from Wireline Logs
This set of web pages presents a short tutorail on the basics of the geological interpretation of common logs, and a Java application ("The Oz Machine") to help students gain experience in the interpretation of lithology (rock type) from a suite of well logs. The Oz Machine requires Java 1.3.1 (or higher).
Well-log Analysis on a PC using the PFEFFER spreadsheet program.
(Draft on-line March 1999) A hands-on course in log analysis for evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs using a low-cost spreadsheet program developed by the Kansas Geological Survey. Participants will load digital log files from Kansas wells available on the Internet, and analyze porosity, fluid saturation, and rock composition to evaluate productivity, permeability, and reservoir structure. Evaluation will use both graphical and calculation methods. The mapping options in PFEFFER will also be used to map geological and engineering descriptors across fields.
Internet for the Petroleum Industry.
(Draft on-line December 1998) Hands-on experience with access to the Internet. Learn to send mail, read and subscribe to news groups, download data, and explore the Internet using several different methods. Gain an understanding of protocols, servers, Web browsers, arcane acronyms, and concepts necessary to understand and access the Internet. Locate and access World Wide Web servers that are sources of petroleum information. Locate information servers dedicated to Kansas oil and gas resources, search databases and download Kansas well and production data. Learn the fundamentals of creating your own web page.
Reservoir Simulation on a PC using US DOE BOAST 3 and Computer Mapping Packages.
(Draft on-line July 1998) Hands-on approach to integrated geologic and engineering reservoir simulation using public domain and low-cost software on a PC. Course uses data from the Schaben Field in Ness County, Kansas (USDOE Class 2 Study). All the data used in the workshop is available on the Internet. Participants will use selected programs to map field parameters, generate volumetric calculations, build a small simulation input file, history match and simulate a new well. Data results will be extracted and displayed using spreadsheet, plotting and mapping software. The results of the full field-simulation study will be reviewed. All software used is public domain or very low cost.