Thermal Petrophysics and Geothermy (DA060295)

(10/27/2021-12/21/2021)

Course Memo

The course presents theoretical and experimental background of modern thermal petrophysics and geothermics in application to solution of actual problems of fundamental and applied geophysics and geology of unconventional hydrocarbon resources. The recent essential evolution in experimental and theoretical basis of the thermal petrophysics and oil&gas geothermics is described. Qualitatively new possibilities in prospecting, exploration and development of unconventional hydrocarbon fields based on advanced theoretical and experimental basis of thermal petrophysics and geothermics are shown. Important peculiarities in applications of new methods of thermal petrophysics and geothermics to heavy oil fields and shale oil fields are illustrated. Necessity of wide implementation of new technologies of thermal petrophysics and geothermics are demonstrated on examples of their applications for investigations of many reservoirs with unconventional resources of hydrocarbons. It is shown that cardinal changes in effectiveness of thermal petrophysics and geothermics are revealed due to development of optical scanning and continuous thermal core logging technologies. Significant improvements of reliability of basin and petroleum system modeling as well as hydrodynamic modeling are demonstrated as new methods of thermal petrophysics and geothermics became obligatory components of prospecting, exploration and development of unconventional resource fields. As a result, students will know a modern basis and highly effective methods and equipment of thermal petrophysics and geothermics to apply the new techniques for prospecting, exploration and development of unconventional hydrocarbon fields.