Formation Testing (Azurite – FT)

  • Strong emphasis on practical planning and acquisition considerations
  • Data QAQC and interpretation working with real data in Azurite
  • Immediate return on investment with attendees able to perform commercial analysis upon completion of the course

The KAPPA Formation Testing (Azurite – FT) course has been designed to teach the practical aspects of job design, data acquisition, QAQC and analysis of Formation Tests.

Hands-on field examples are used to illustrate the process and workflow. By the end of the course the attendee should be capable of pressure gradient analysis to identify fluids, fluid contacts, and barrier identification, to use Azurite to obtain field pressure and mobility from a formation tester, conduct related transient analysis, identify, quantify and mitigate sources of pressure and depth errors, understand the importance of real-time data monitoring and petrophysical integration and recommend sampling best practices.

Course programme

Introduction to FT

What is a formation test and why do we run them? Basic principles of FT operation with an overview of tools and modules.

Pressure drawdown analysis (Vs time)

Station sequence; Pretests, Pstop / Pdd, draw down mobility, QA/QC criteria, test quality.

Pressure gradient analysis (Vs depth)

Excess pressure, free water level vs the petrophysical contact and multiwell analysis. Integrating FT mobility measurements into petrophysical analysis.

Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA)

PTA theory revision, specific FT diagnostic plots, single probe analysis, multiprobe analysis (VIT) and anisotropy, Mini DST, Multilayer analysis and test design.


Pressure uncertainty, depth uncertainty, supercharging; description, prediction and detection.


Downhole sampling and downhole fluid analysis (overview of services), sampling recommended practices.

Real Time and future directions in Formation Testing


All courses are conducted in English unless otherwise notified.
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