Generation, Entrapment and Seepage: Dynamics of Petroleum Systems

Audience

Geophysicists, geochemists, geologists and petroleum engineers involved in integrated exploration projects.

Content

Understanding of petroleum system dynamics is a key part of play and prospect risk management and involves an understanding of the processes of hydrocarbon generation, migration, entrapment, leakage and seepage. A multi-disciplinary workflow is emphasised, drawing on direct and indirect observation of hydrocarbon occurrence, both surface and subsurface. Use of the results of modelling of subsurface hydrocarbon generation and movement is incorporated.

The Petroleum System

  • Generation: Biogenic and Thermogenic
  • Migration: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Creation of seals: Fracturing and leaky systems.
  • Evolving hydrocarbon fluids: compositional/physical changes

Surface Hydrocarbons

  • Physical and biological manifestation of seepage
  • Remote sensing detection
  • Surface geochemistry

Subsurface Detection

  • Seismic character of DHIs
  • Modeling

Geochemical Modeling of Petroleum Systems

Integrated Exploration Workflows

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

Audience

Geophysicists, geochemists, geologists and petroleum engineers involved in integratedexploration projects.

Content

Learning Objectives

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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