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Sep 19 – Digital Petrophysics

September 19 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm CEST

Date & Time: 19 September 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm CET (click to add to calendar)

VenueKIVI, Prinsessegracht 23, Den Haag , 2514 AP, NL (click for map)

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Agenda (pdf for printing)

Petrophysical Applications of Digital Rock Technologies

Matthias Appel, R&D Project Manager, Rock & Fluid Science Program at Shell International E&P, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Digital Rock technologies, i.e., the calculation of static and dynamic petroleum engineering properties, have found significant interest and wide-spread applications in industry and academia alike. The development of lab-scale micro-CT scanners, powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging devices and especially easy access to immense computing powers have enabled experiments that have significantly enhanced the understanding of pore scale dynamics.

The presentation will focus on petrophysical applications of Digital Rock technologies. The opportunities for augmenting experimental core analysis with simulation results will be discussed, including the description of a workflow to overcome the limitations that current image acquisition technologies impose. We will also show how modern Digital Rock experimentation, imaging and modelling aids the determination of important petroleum engineering parameters, such as the critical gas saturation. The presentation describes pressure depletion experiments in mini-cores imaged by micro-CT scanners which allow to directly quantify the connectivity and percolation threshold of the gas phase.


(Re) Introduction of Python for Petrophysics

Igor Kim, Petrophysicist, Shell, The Netherlands

We are witnessing insane boom over all things digitalization as every company wants to become Google of this world. We have gone through similar waves in the past with “computerization” or “automation”. The new wave is different. It is all about large portion of workforce actually producing and sharing code, not compiled programs. Python emerged as the lingua franca as one of the most readable and understandable languages of the whole lot of other candidates. It has has become THE language for datascience. Petrophysics has benefited from Python having it integrated into some software packages, but Python today marches on way faster than Petrophysics and so we need a re-introduction to modern python.

As usual all have an opportunity to socialise with fellow petrophysical professionals over drinks and snacks.

Doors will open for registration and coffee at 3:30 pm and the talks will commence at 4:00 pm. The social hour will begin at ~5:30pm.


September 19
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Prinsessegracht 23
Den Haag , 2514 AP
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