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Monthly Meeting - "Basic Image Log Interpretation & Applications to Define Reservoir Geometry" presented by Scott McQuown

The Petroleum Club of Shreveport, 15th floor
Cost: $20, Children 10 and under $8

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Biography

 Scott McQuown

Scott McQuown

Scott McQuown is currently Geology Advisor for Weatherford’s Interpretation and Evaluation team. He has more than 30 years of experience as a geologist and geophysicist and has been specializing in image log interpretation for the past 10 years.  He received his BSc degree in Geology from Bowling Green State University in 1985 and MSc degree in Geology from Kent State University in 1988. 

 

Abstract

Compared to traditional well logs that are sampled once at single depth point, image logs provide a dense matrix of data sampled many times circumferentially and at a very high resolution downhole.  Since these measurements are paired with orientation data from inclinometers and accelerometers, they can be used to define the true orientation of geologic features and stress-related artifacts.  The benefits to the geologist are many: image logs can reveal important sedimentological and structural information that allow more complete reservoir characterization.

After a brief overview of imaging methodology and applications, two cases studies will be presented that illustrate how image logs can be used to define reservoir geometry.  The first example will show how the interpretation of crossbedding can be used to delineate the orientation of fluvial sand bodies.  The second is a structural example that illustrates how a single image log can be used to define the three-dimensional shape and orientation of an anticline.