Well Data Acquisition and Quality Control


This course is based on the well-known course designed by Philippe Theys, author of the textbook “Log Data Acquisition and Quality Control”. The course is delivered in this region by Martin Storey under an exclusive license agreement with Philippe Theys and in cooperation with the Formation Evaluation Society of Australia (FESAus). It has been adapted to accommodate the instructor’s style, broaden the scope slightly, and include some recent developments in the industry, but the intent of the course is otherwise similar. The main objectives of this course are to understand and become familiar with:

  • Various types of well data
  • Methods of how data is acquired in the field
  • Characteristics of quality data
  • Principles and methods of quality assurance and quality control
  • Terminologies used and the methods to understand and quantify errors
  • Importance of the human factor
  • Individual roles and contributions to the quality data cycle

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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, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, geotechnical and support personnel, as well as data acquisition engineers.

Special Requirements

While there is no mandatory pre-requisite for this course, participants should have a prior experience of working with well data and electric logs. Brief reviews of the essential concepts will be covered.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


Martin Storey started 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, petrophysicist and Total Quality Management champion. An assignment in Brunei as a petrophysicist and petrophysical technology planner followed. In both Gabon and Brunei, he implemented a large well data management solution. Since 1998, he has been an independent consultant and a trainer based in Western Australia. His areas of interest include operations, practical petrophysics, auditability and quality. He grew up in France and holds a BS in mathematics and computer science from Stanford University and an MS in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (USA). He is a member of SPE, SPWLA, FESAus, and PPDM.