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Dipmeter and Image Log Applications and Interpretation: Visualization, Structure and Stratigraphy

James J. Willis, Ph.D., P.G
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Career Goal: To enhance the exploitation of hydrocarbons and other minerals through prospect and field development and evaluation, consulting, research, and/or educating others toward that purpose. Primary areas of expertise include structural geology and its stratigraphic interaction, log analysis and petrophysics, qualitative and quantitative geoscience, and geophysical interpretation. Education: 1991-1993 Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. GPA: 4.0. 1989-1990 Master of Science in Geology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana. GPA: 4.0. 1989 Advanced Geologic Field Course, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa. GPA: 4.0. 1985-1989 Bachelor of Science in Geology summa cum laude, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana. Top ranking student of graduating class. GPA: 4.0. Publications & Presentations: Authored or co-authored about 60 scientific papers and abstracts, including in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Journal of Geophysical Research, University of Arizona Space Science Series, Geophysical Research Letters, Icarus, and Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions.


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Course is designed from an applied standpoint, with numerous examples and hands-on exercises from the petroleum industry.



  • Understand the available image log types and current state of technology.
  • Understand the fundamentals of dip determination and analysis.
  • Understand the application of image logs in structural and stratigraphic studie.
  • Understand the role of image logs in geomechanical and wellbore stability analysis.
  • Integrate image log data into multidisciplinary studies.



Development and exploration geologists, geophysicists, petrophysics and log analysts, reservoir and drilling engineers, managers, and technical personnel.






  • Welcome and Introduction
  • History of Well Imaging
  • General Concepts
  • Image Log Development and Presentation, Tool Technology (Theory and Examples), and General Applications
  • Image Log QC, Processing, and Artifacts
  • QC and Processing Aspects, and Examples of Common Image Log Artifacts
  • Dip Determination
  • Types of Dip (True, Apparent, and Relative), Image Log Patterns, and Examples
  • Practical Examples and Exercises



  • Visualization
  • Simple PowerPoint and Paper Copy Manipulations, Tube and 3D Displays, and Image Log Movies
  • Structural Interpretation
  • Fractures, Faults, and Folds, Dipmeter Interpretation, and Data Integration
  • Fracture Characterization
  • Fracture Types, Development of Fracture Model from Integrated Datasets, Natural versus Induced Fractures, Fracture Permeability or Seal, and Stylolites
  • Practical Examples and Exercises



  • Wellbore Stability
  • Stress Conditions, Differential Stress around the Wellbore, Induced Tension Fractures, Breakout, and Wellbore Trajectory
  • Stratigraphic/Sedimentologic Interpretation
  • Classic Dipmeter Examples, Microresistivity Curve Correlation, Sedimentological Aspects, Facies Analysis, and Thin Bed Analysis
  • Practical Examples and Exercises



  • Continuation of Wellbore Stability and Stratigraphic/Sedimentologic Interpretation
  • Azimuthal Petrophysical Analysis
  • Petrophysical Variations around the Wellbore, Time-Averaged Curve versus Sector Curves, Averaging (Mean, Weighted, Dip Corrected), RSTRIKE Sector Extraction, Nodule Identification and Quantification, Vugular and Fracture Porosity, and Impact of Relative Dip (Resistivity Inversion and Sector Selection)
  • Practical Examples and Exercises



  • Continuation of Azimuthal Petrophysical Analysis
  • Reservoir Navigation and Lateral Well Placement
  • Key Datasets, Reservoir Navigation, and Thickness Logs
  • Cement and Casing Evaluation
  • Practical Examples and Exercises

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