Cased Well Log Interventions for Production Management

Drilling and Completions

This 1/2-day training course and the Tractor Technologies for Well Interventions 1/2-day course were specifically developed for the Coiled Tubing & Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition. There will be a networking lunch between the sessions for all registered students. This will allow the opportunity to speak with instructors on a one-on-one basis and peers about these evolving topics and the industry as a whole.



This ½-day course covers the basic tools for evaluating the presence of hydrocarbons down hole and through casing. It includes discussions on how cased hole log interventions can provide a dynamic reservoir picture critical to effective management of the reservoir, including locating oil and gas zones, evaluating their condition, and monitoring their current and historic production. Special equipment for log interventions in producing deviated and horizontal wells, such as coiled tubing, tractors, and fiber optic temperature and acoustic surveys, are also described.

Why Attend?

Participants will:

  • Learn cased hole log interventions for monitoring in-situ formation fluid saturations and fluid contacts
  • Learn how hydrocarbon-producing zones are identified using production, well integrity, and time-lapse logging techniques
  • Become aware of unusual flow patterns common to highly deviated and horizontal wells, and special interventions using coiled tubing, tractors, and fiber optic technologies

Who Should Attend

Technically oriented personnel involved in production and reservoir management, including reservoir, logging, and entry-level petrophysical engineers. The course would be most helpful to those who routinely use cased hole log—based data, but are unfamiliar with the tools used in cased holes.


0.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this ½ -day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


James J. Smolen has more than 30 years of experience in cased hole well logging, applications, related research, and training. He began in the oil industry in 1970 with Schlumberger and since 1980, has been an officer and director of Petroleum Computing, as well as an international consultant and trainer. He has numerous publications to his credit, including the 1996 PennWell text, Cased Hole and Production Log Evaluation. Smolen was a Distinguished Lecturer for SPE and SPWLA. He holds a BS from Northwestern University, and earned his MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

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