(Calgary, AB) – Thursday April 27, 2017 – Dr. Jonathan Bryan will be teaching a Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) Short Course on May 12, 2017.  Check out the details below.

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

When:                  May 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
                PERM Inc., 3956 29 Street NE, Calgary
Rates:                  $125 for CSPG Members; $175 Non-Members

Objectives: CT is a technology based on imaging density profiles and density maps of rocks, and this course will show participants how this data can be used to better evaluate heterogeneity within their formations. NMR measures the response of protons in porous media, so while the output from CT is an image of the rock, the output from NMR is a measurement of the amount and location of pore fluids within the rock. NMR data can be used to evaluate porosity, pore size distributions, fluid saturations, and to understand how well pores of different sizes are accessed during fluid displacement.


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

Dr. Bryan did his MSc and PhD degrees at the University of Calgary under Dr. Kantzas’ supervision. He has been a frequent collaborator in the Canada Research Chair and in Dr. Kantzas’ NSERC Chair in Uncoventional Resources. Dr. Bryan has expertise in petrophysics and Enhanced Oil Recovery, Magnetic Resonance, and CT Scanning. Working as a VP of Engineering at PERM INC., Dr. Bryan has run hundreds of laboratory studies and has many publications. Dr. Bryan has flown all over the world teaching courses.


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.