2017 Borehole Geophysical Logging Workshops

 
 

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Borehole Geophysical Logging for Water Resources/Water Supply Applications with John Sciacca, P.G. and Bruce Manchon, P.G.

Borehole geophysics is, and will continue to be, a highly effective tool for water resource/water supply applications and is frequently applied in environmental investigations where, for example, sites must be evaluated to determine the distribution of contaminants. Our previous one-day workshop in October 2016 was a rapid overview of borehole geophysical logging.  Based on valuable input from workshop attendees we are now offering a more in-depth basic two-day short course to enhance basic knowledge and skills.

This course will provide a solid introduction on key geophysical tools/logs, their measurements, along with their limitations and pitfalls, and well log interpretation principles. We will cover basic applications of borehole geophysics for designing and completing water production wells, assessing hydrologic conditions and properties, characterizing environmental conditions, conducting basin and hydrostratigraphic analysis, and rehabilitating or abandoning water production wells. In addition, we will discuss basic principles of log quality control and the main work products one should receive from a logging program and contractor (logging company).  

Further, this course will demonstrate some of important applications of borehole geophysics which include identifying water producing zones in well boreholes; evaluating the thickness and distribution of transmissive units; identifying fractures; evaluating relative water yield and water quality; planning well systems; and planning and evaluating well workovers/rehabilitation and abandonment.  Interesting examples of geophysical logs relative to the listed applications and topics covered will be discussed, and will provide useful insight to project development and use of those logs.

The instructors will provide and emphasize “hands-on” logging project examples as part of this course.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own borehole geophysical logs they have questions about, to discuss them with the instructors and course attendees. This course also provides an effective opportunity for attendees to network with other water resource professionals.

Education Level:  Introductory

Recommended Background Knowledge:  This is an introductory course.  A background in drilling and logging operations isn't necessary, but would be helpful. Participants should have a general understanding of geology and hydrogeology.  

Who Should Attend:
Geologists, including wellsite geologists
Hydrogeologists
Drillers
Engineers
Project managers
Regulators

 


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Dates:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
&
Friday, June 23, 2017

Time:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
5650 Riggins Court
Reno, NV 89502

Registration:
NWRA Members
Day 1 and Day 2
(June 22 & 23)  $250

Day 1, June 22, $150
Day 2, June 23, $150

Non-Members
Day 1 and Day 2
(June 22 & 23)  $350

Day 1, June 22, $200
Day 2, June 23, $200

ADD the Well Design
June 20th for $100
ADD the Well Rehabilitation
June 21st for $100


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Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to NWRA via fax to 775-473-5473, mailed to P.O. Box 8064, Reno, NV 89507, or e-mailed to creativerno@charter.net.  Cancellations received within 7 days of the start of the event will not be refunded, however substitutions are welcome.  All other cancellation requests will receive a refund minus a 25% administrative fee.  If you have purchased the registration with a credit card, the convenience fee is non-refundable.