Technical Training Courses & Industry Education

KMS Technologies provides several training courses to the industry. Our courses usually include a distinguished author and co-author. Our major interest courses are related to electromagnetics and integrated technology where our instructors are recognized professionals in oil and gas industry.

In many cases our authors also provide technical mentoring to the individuals in our Client's organization. This usually requires a high level of trust and a long term relationship as our Clients must trust us with their confidential information and we must avoid competing relationship in parallel.

Following are the courses we offer. Each course has been taught several times to companies and universities.

Course title Instructors Synopsis (PDF)
Reservoir Characterization with Borehole Geophysics Strack x
Electrical Methods for Hydrocarbon / Geothermal Applications Strack x
Reservoir Monitoring & Electromagnetic Methods Strack X
Resistivity Logging for Reservoir Characterization Strack & Zhou x

Reference Accounts

Following is the status description of the courses.

Reservoir Characterization with Borehole Geophysics

  • Taught: 1999-2015 University of Houston (Geoscience Department (1999 to 2011, 2015) and since 2011 in the EE Department), University of Cologne/Bonn Germany , Mahidol University Bangkok and Yangtze University, Jingzhou. Also at several National oil companies (Middle East, India), summary lecture in Sheriff's reservoir characterization lecture, University of Bonn May 2004 (block lecture).
  • Presentation material: > 1000 PowerPoint slides
  • Teaching material (private website)l: Copy of slides, books, articles, reference material: 2 books, many articles, questions & answers to deepen understanding, exams, term papers etc.
  • Instructors availability for consulting: Strack is available globally individually or as team upon request

 

Electrical Methods for Hydrocarbon / Geothermal Applications

  • Taught: SPG India (3 times), PDPU Ghandinagar, University of Cologne (Germany), Curtin University-1999 (Australia), Mahidol University (Bangkok), Yangtze University (China), University of Houston, National oil companies, Clients in Africa, Europe, Middle East, India, China, USA

 

  • Presentation material: > 1000 PowerPoint slides Two different module (Hydrocarbon and Geothermal)
  • Teaching material (private website): Copy of slides, software, exams, uses mostly case histories
  • Reference material: books, copies of reference papers
  • Instructors availability for consulting: Strack (America). Available globally individually or as team upon request.

Reservoir Monitoring & Electromagnetic Methods

  • Combinations of above courses with focus on reservoir monitoring
  • Taught: 2014 PTTEP Thailand, Pertamina Indonesia 2016
  • Presentation material: > 1000 PowerPoint slides Two different module (Hydrocarbon and Geothermal)
  • Teaching material (private website): Copy of slides, software, exams, uses mostly case histories
  • Reference material: books, copies of reference papers
  • Instructors availability for consulting: Strack (America). Available globally individually or as team upon request.

Resistivity Logging for Reservoir Characterization

  • Taught: summary of many university and industry lectures, SPWLA 2004 annual meeting
  • Presentation material: > 1000 PowerPoint slides

 

  • Teaching material (private website): Copy of slides, software exercises, exams, uses mostly case histories

 

  • Reference material: mostly reference papers and commercial software

 

  • Instructors availability for consulting: Strack, Zhou

Biography of Instructors

 

Dr. K.-M. Strack

Dr. K.-M. Strack is president of KMS Technologies- KJT Enterprises Inc. specializing on consulting in borehole geophysics, electromagnetics, advanced technologies and strategic business development. He lead the company from its beginning to a record sale in 2007 and during the financial crises moved it to employee ownership. As Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston, Mahidol University Bangkok where he develops links between the reservoir and surface geophysical data. Before starting KJT Enterprises, Kurt served as Chief Scientist for Baker Atlas in Houston after being Resistivity Product Line manager and Advanced Scientific Research Department manager. There he supported Logging Tool Development and Interpretation through Modeling yielding numerous new logging tools. Prior to that Kurt pioneered LOTEM (Surface transient electromagnetics for hydrocarbon exploration) development and several advanced borehole research ideas in Germany, Australia and the USA. Kurt received a Ph.D. from the University of Cologne, Germany and a M.Sc. from Colorado School of Mines. He worked over the past 20 years as a geophysical consultant and as university researcher and teacher as R & D manager in the geothermal and logging industry.

Kurt received for his contributions to borehole geophysics several awards (Distinguished Technical Achievement award of SPWLA; Reginald Fessenden Award of SEG; Kapitsa Gold Medal of Honor from the Russian Academy of Sciences) and many others. In 2012 he received s founder KMS Technologies the Cecil H. Green Enterprise Award for building the company and successfully selling it in a record deal.

Kurt has published over 100 publications, 1 textbook and authors/co-authors over 10 patents. He also received a Fulbright scholarship and numerous international grants/awards throughout his career. His main interest is integrated geophysics, inversion, and technology transfer and project development. He is a member of SPWLA, AAPG, ASEG, DGG, BDG, SPE, SEG and EAGE. Kurt was also honored with the Foreign Membership to the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was 1998-1999 SPE distinguished lecturer on Through Casing Resistivity. Apart from chairing many workshops at International Conventions he was co-chairman of 3 SEG Summer research workshops on: Integration of Seismic Data with Well Logs (1995), NMR Imaging of Reservoir Attributes (1998), and Effective Technology Transfer of Model-based Geo-Inversion Techniques (1999). He was also co-chairman of the SPWLA topical conference on Borehole Anisotropy (April 2000) and Guest Editor of the special issue of Petrophysics on Borehole Anisotropy. Kurt has taught courses and mentored many students and professionals at many universities and many companies in the international oil industry.

 

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