Practical Wireline Formation Testing and Sampling

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Course Description

This course is designed for petro physics and reservoir engineers who are involved in formation sampling and testing.

Upon completion of this course, participants will become familiar with:

  • The latest techniques and tools available
  • How to perform pressure interpretation and acquisition
  • Sampling knowledge (best practices)
  • What to do to get a representative sample and how to design a tool string for a given problem
  • Pressure Acquisition
  • Sampling
  • Hardware Review
      • Probes
      • Pump
      • Sample Chambers
      • Fluid Analyzers
  • Advanced Applications
      • PVT Properties Prediction
      • Formation Static Temperature
      • Effective Permeability
      • Compaction Monitoring

Why Attend

To learn about reservoir characterisation using formation testers, to be able to interpret pressure and fluid properties, and to design a successful sampling and testing operation.

Who Attends

This class is designed for geophysicists, reservoir engineers and any engineers involved or interested in wireline formation sampling and testing including petro physical engineers, production engineers and testing engineers.

Special Requirements

There are no special requirements for this course. It is recommended for participants to bring their own examples to contribute to course discussions.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.


Mohamed HashemMohamed Hashem is currently the Reservoir Development Manager for Dragon Oil, responsible for reservoir engineering and development of Dragon Oil fields around the world.

Mohamed joined Dragon Oil from Shell after working 25 years. His last assignment was in Kazakhstan as the New Technology Manager for the North Caspian Operating Company working on bringing challenging technology to develop the giant Kashagan field and its satellites, seconded from Shell. Previously he was Shell’s Regional Technology Manager for the Middle East, Caspian, and South East Asia. Mohamed was also Shell’s Principal Technical Expert (PTE) for formation testing and sampling. This is the highest technical level achievable in Shell short of a chief scientist.

Mohamed earned his BS Mechanical Engineering degree from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 1980; an MS Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles in 1987; and a DE degree in 1990 in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.

Mohamed joined Shell in 1990, and worked on shelf and deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico exploration, development and production projects including Shell’s flagship Auger project (first deepwater project). For the last 12 years, Mohamed worked on global Shell projects from Australia to Norway. Before 1990, he worked for Schlumberger and was lecturer at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Throughout his career, he has worked on major projects in the Far East, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas. Also, notably the author of 16 patents, numerous publications, and chaired many major SPE conferences.