How to Use Interactive Petrophysics 4.3 for Well Log Analysis
Interactive Petrophysics (IP) is a software application that enables fast, accurate and flexible well log analysis. It is designed by and for petrophysicists, and it offers a range of functionality that covers the main aspects of petrophysical interpretation. In this article, we will show you how to use IP 4.3, the latest version of the software, to perform a basic petrophysical evaluation.
What is Interactive Petrophysics 4.3
IP 4.3 is the newest release of the software, which was launched in 2021. It introduces several new features and improvements, such as:
A new user interface that is more intuitive and user-friendly.
A new database structure that allows for faster loading and saving of projects.
A new module for organic shales analysis, which includes TOC estimation, kerogen typing and maturity assessment.
A new module for NMR interpretation, which includes T2 distribution analysis, permeability estimation and fluid typing.
A new module for pulsed neutron analysis, which includes sigma correction, cased hole saturation and gas detection.
A new module for interactive correlations, which allows for easy cross-plotting and correlation of well data.
A new module for data quality control, which allows for automatic detection and correction of outliers, spikes and gaps.
A new module for data export, which allows for exporting data to various formats such as LAS, ASCII, Excel and PDF.
IP 4.3 also maintains the core functionality of the previous versions, such as:
A comprehensive set of petrophysical calculations, such as clay volume, porosity, water saturation, cut-off and summation.
A flexible workflow system that allows for customizing the analysis steps and parameters.
A powerful graphical interface that allows for interactive editing and display of well logs and results.
A seamless integration with other software applications such as Geoactive's Interactive Correlations (IC), Schlumberger's Petrel and Halliburton's Landmark.
How to Use Interactive Petrophysics 4.3
To use IP 4.3, you need to have a license key and a dongle that are compatible with the software. You can contact Geoactive's support team at email@example.com to request a license key or a dongle upgrade if you are an existing user. You can also request a free trial version of the software if you are a new user.
Once you have installed IP 4.3 on your PC, you can launch it by double-clicking on the IP icon on your desktop or by selecting it from the Start menu. You will see the main window of IP 4.3, which consists of several panels:
The Project Explorer panel, which shows the structure of your project and allows you to navigate through different folders and files.
The Data View panel, which shows the well logs and results in various formats such as tracks, cross-plots and tables.
The Workflow panel, which shows the steps and parameters of your analysis workflow and allows you to modify them.
The Toolbar panel, which provides access to various tools and functions such as importing data, exporting data, editing data, calculating data and displaying data.
The Status Bar panel, which shows information about your project such as file name, well name, depth range and units.
To perform a basic petrophysical evaluation using IP 4.3, you need to follow these steps:
Import your well log data into IP 4.3 using the Import Data tool. You can import data from various sources such as LAS files, ASCII files or other software applications.
Check and edit your well log data using the Data Quality Control tool. You can detect and correct any errors or anomalies in your data such as outliers, spikes or gaps.
Select a workflow template that suits your analysis objectives using the Workflow Selection tool. You can choose from various predefined workflows or create your own custom workflow. 061ffe29dd