Petroleum Technology Luncheon - December 8th

The next Petroleum Technology Luncheon is on Tuesday December 8th.

MS Teams Meeting Online
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Presentation: 12:30-1:30 PM

Looking at Old Logs in New Ways: Re-evaluating Low Resistivity Intervals in Mature Fields to Identify By-Passed Pay

Rick Aldred
Distinguished Lecturer


This presentation discusses two new methods for re-evaluating conventional logs from low resistivity formations in mature fields in order to detect intervals of by-passed pay, especially those in laminated formations.

The first method involves the modeling of resistivity anisotropy in neighboring wells, with different deviation angles, through the same formation. This allows vertical and horizontal resistivity logs to be computed and used in a laminated shaly sand interpretation.

The second method uses low resolution modeling of different component layers in a formation which is too complex for other interpretation techniques to work. Fluid saturations are derived using separate saturation height functions for each rock type and synthetic resistivity logs are calculated and compared with recorded logs to verify the modeling results.

These techniques can be used to distinguish laminated from non-laminated formations, they produce results which have significantly lower uncertainty than conventional interpretations and are also better suited to upscaling for reservoir modeling.

The new techniques have been successfully applied in various formations in the Asia-Pacific region and examples are presented which demonstrate the different modeling processes available.


Rick Aldred is a petrophysicist with 39 years’ experience, including 15 years with operating oil companies, 10 years with logging companies providing petrophysical consulting services, 10 years in petrophysical software development and 4 years as an independent consultant.

In 1980 he graduated in Geology from Keele University in England, and has subsequently worked in Europe, North Africa, The Middle East, The Indian Subcontinent, East and South-East Asia and Australia.

He currently works as a consultant petrophysicist based in Brisbane, Australia, specializing in building software solutions to solve complex petrophysical problems. He also provides training in advanced petrophysical applications and general petrophysical interpretation work.

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