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Well Data Quality Assurance


Log Data Acquisition and Quality Control

3-day Interactive Learning Course

Brisbane, QLD, 31st July to 2nd August 2019


Through this course you will learn to understand and recognize the sources of errors in well measurements, to plan the acquisition of fit-for-purpose data, to ascertain the adequacy of available data to your specific requirements, and to manage the uncertainties associated with non-quality data.    

This is a practical course, intended to familiarize you with the challenges of working with real-world data that are often of variable quality, of different vintages, acquired by different data acquisition companies, using different conveyance modes (LWD, wireline, drillpipe, coiled tubing, etc), in increasingly challenging well environments – deviated wells, multilaterals, unusual mud systems, etc, in a fast-evolving acquisition context.

Main outcomes of this course are that you will be a more aware, knowledgeable and confident generator and user of well data, and hence a more dependable, effective and valuable professional.

The main objectives of this course are to understand and become familiar with: Log Data Acquisition and Quality Control, by Philippe Theys (2nd Ed, Technip Ed)

  • ► the conditions and the sequence of data acquisition in the field
  • ► the specifics of the main logging tools relevant to data quality
  • ► the terminology and the methods to understand and quantify errors
  • ► the methods of log quality control 
  • ► the value and use of metadata and contextual data
  • ► the importance of the human factor

You will learn to plan for the acquisition of better quality well data, and the three types of  log data quality control.

Who should attend?

All professionals who use log and other well data, and who would benefit from an improved understanding of the data acquisition processes at the wellsite and the data exploitation in the office.   These include:
•    Geologists          •    Petrophysicists                                 •    Data Acquisition Engineers 
•    Geophysicists     •    Geotechnical and support personnel     •    Reservoir Engineers               •    Explorationists


Martin StoreyMartin Storey began his career in the oil and gas industry as a Logging Engineer in South America some 25 years ago, then joined a super-major and worked in Gabon as a Wellsite Petroleum Engineer, and Petrophysicist. An assignment in Brunei Darussalam as a Petrophysicist and Petrophysical Technology Planner followed. Since 1998, he has been an independent consultant and a trainer based in Malaysia then Western Australia.  He has worked for a range of companies broad in size and spread. He delivers this course under an exclusive license from Philippe Theys, the originator of the course, with whom he has been evolving the course since 2012. 
He grew up in France and holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stanford University and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (U.S.A.).  He is a member of SPE, SPWLA, SCA, FESAus, EAGE and PPDM.

Registration deadline: 26th July 2019



  • ► The course will take place in Cliftons Brisbane (288 Edward St, Brisbane City), from 9:00 to 17:00 each day.
  • ► The course participants should plan to bring a laptop or portable computer if possible, as exercises will be using data sets provided digitally, and possibly some simple utilities.  You will receive more details in good time before the course.  If bringing a computer is difficult for you, computer sharing with other participants will be fine too; still, let us know in advance.
  • ► Registration for this course implies your agreement with our friendly cancellation policy
  • ► Seats are limited to 20.
  • ► Please advise at registration of any dietary or other special requirement


What’s included?

Course notes, exercises and a wealth of reference material from a range of industry and academic sources.  Lunch and refreshments on each day.

What’s optional?  Let us know beforehand so we can procure

  ► Log Data Acquisition and Quality Control, Philippe Theys, 2nd Ed., Technip: 120 AUD inc. GST

  ► Quest for Quality Data, Philippe Theys, Technip, 2011: 75 AUD inc. GST

Registration: Online below, or over the telephone +61 (0) 8 9382 8909, or by email

Fees are lower than the prevailing training rates because there is no intermediary.

Any question?  Call Martin directly on +61 (0) 4 1919 5872 or by email

July 31st, 2019 9:00 AM   through   August 2nd, 2019 5:00 PM
Cliftons Brisbane
3/288 Edward St
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Training Course
3-day course, early bird (AUD, inc. GST) $ 2,640.00