(Calgary, AB) – Friday March 9, 2018 – Dr. Jonathan Bryan will be teaching a Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) Short Course on May 1, 2018.  Check out the details below.

CSPG SHORT COURSE: Using Computer Tomography (CT) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for Reservoir Characterization

When:                  May 1, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
                PERM Inc., 3956 29 Street NE, Calgary
Rates:                  $575 for CSPG Members; $775 Non-Members

Who Should Attend?: This course is designed for petrophysicists, geoscientists or development engineers that are seeking to better understand how to characterize their systems.  CT and NMR are special core analysis tools that can be utilized for reservoir characterization, and NMR logging can also be incorporated into the initial suite of logs used to characterize a given hydrocarbon property.


This course will focus on interpretation of data from computer tomography (CT) and low field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data. Participants will learn how to process CT and NMR results and come away with a better understanding of what that data is telling us.

– Density as a tool for understanding rock porosity in various systems
– Core-log calibrations from density profiles
– Understanding porosity variations from axial CT images

– Porosity from NMR
– Calculation of T2cutoffs separating bound vs. mobile fluid fractions in water-wet systems
– Permeability from NMR

Objectives: This course is an introduction to CT and NMR scanning of core.  Participants will learn the basics behind each technology, and see how these tools can be applied to core and log analysis for improved reservoir characterization.  Within each section of the course, the first section covers the theory of each technology, and in the second section the focus is on applications and using these tools for petrophysics.  Course participants will learn how to look at CT and NMR data qualitatively, and also to do calculations to get quantitative information out of these tools.

Jonathan Bryan (PhD, P.Eng) is the VP Engineering at PERM Inc, which provides laboratory tuning and core/log interpretations of NMR data.  Jonathan has worked with NMR and heavy oil systems for many years, and has been the co-author of over 25 publications in the field NMR and heavy oil/bitumen.  This work encompasses studies of viscosity predictions in bulk liquids and in-situ fluids, fluid and solids content in oil sands and mining samples, oil sands wettability, and combined viscosity/saturation profiles in log and core.  Jonathan has worked with clients and data from all major NMR service companies.  Through PERM Inc, Jonathan has taught several short courses on petrophysics and reservoir characterization, enhanced oil recovery and NMR interpretation.


We look forward to seeing you there. Please get in touch today by emailing us at [email protected] or sending a message on our contact page.