|Publisher||Society of Petrophysicists and Well-Log Analysts||Language||English|
|Content Type||Conference Paper|
|Title||THE PETROPHYSICAL SKILLS LIST (A single list for the whole discipline???)|
|Authors||ir A.M. (Ton) Loermans, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim|
|Source||SPWLA 43<sup>rd</sup> Annual Logging Symposium, 2002|
|Copyright||2002. Society of Petrophysicists & Well Log Analysts|
A detailed description of what petrophysics is about is useful in many situations. E.g.: (i) in curricula comparisons between universities for student exchange and bench marking of study programmes; (ii) in quality management systems for a business in the industry, to ensure the right competencies are available; (iii) for individuals, who want to further their professional development; and (iv) even in discussions within our discipline of how petrophysics should evolve. As a starting point for a skills list a combination of some pp curricula and skills lists used by some major operators in the industry may be used. In doing so account is to be taken of the differences in the objectives for which those separate lists were made. When comparing training programmers, next to the actual course contents, attention should also be given to two related elements: passing boundaries for graduation and stated end term objectives. In order to cater for the main business interests within the discipline, five skill levels are recognized: (1) Notion of some Terminology; (2) Awareness of relevance and when to Apply; (3) Knowledge and Understanding; (4) Full Competence and (5) Numerical Competence. To further the discipline, it is recommended that an accepted world wide professional organization takes custody of the petrophysical skills list.