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Worldwide Rock Catalog School

The Integrated Reservoir Solutions Division of Core Laboratories presents a two day school designed to characterize and evaluate the geological, petrophysical, and engineering properties of sandstone and carbonate rock types.

When \ Where:

  • January 21 & 22, 2015 (8:00 am - 4:30pm)
  • Core Laboratories - Houston, TX  view map

This course will cover a broad spectrum of conventional reservoir rock types for improved exploration and production related formation evaluation. In exploration and exploitation activities geologists, petrophysicists and engineers make assumptions about reservoir-rock formation evaluation parameters when there is no available data. These assumptions can have a pronounced impact on decisions and economics. This course is designed to reduce the risk and improve the estimation of these parameters resulting in improved formation evaluation and prediction of production performance. The Integrated Reservoirs Solutions Division uses a proven system of classifying conventional reservoir rock types that will provide the link between a “zone of interest” and an analog rock type in the database. Geoscientists and engineers are able to access the rock property data by rock type, formation, depositional facies, log parameters, petrophysical properties, etc.


The objective of the course is to provide training to:

  • Estimate key petrophysical parameters for formation evaluation of noncored reservoir intervals
  • Improve formation evaluation and reduce risks associated with misinterpretation
  • Use the Rock Catalog to estimate Porosity, Permeabiity, Archie m, Capillary Pressure, and Swi
  • Use the Rock Catalog to infer Archie n, Relative Permeability, Young’s Modulus, Pore Volume Compressibility, Shaliness, and NMR Response


Randall Miller received his B.A. in Chemistry and Geology from the University of California at San Diego and pursued graduate studies at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of Houston. He has over 30 years of experience in the analysis and evaluation of reservoirs both domestically and internationally. He has conducted and directed over 50 joint industry projects including; a Regional Study of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Reservoirs, Reservoir Prediction in Deep Shelf Sandstones Gulf of Mexico, Tight Gas Sands of North America - Reservoir Characterization and Fracture Stimulation Optimization, Gas Shales - Reservoir Characterization and Production Properties, Regional Evaluation of the Haynesville & Bossier Shale; the Marcellus Shale; and Eagle Ford Shale. Randy is the President of the Integrated Reservoir Solutions Division of Core Laboratories, a position he has held for over a decade. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, SPWLA, the Houston Geological Society and SPE.

Core Laboratories
Integrated Reservoir Solutions Division
6323 Windfern Road
Houston, Texas 77040
713 328 2673

January 21 & 22, 2015

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