Introduction to the Petroleum Geology of the East African Margin

Audience

This course is an introduction to the East African margin and its petroleum systems. Previous knowledge of the area or petroleum geology is not required.

Content

This course aids attendees in recognizing potential source rock systems and ascertaining controls on their maturity, and helps them to understand the petroleum systems and their controls, using play fairway and prospectivity mapping.

  • Regional geology: tectonostratigraphic and palaeogeographic evolution of the area, illustrated with seismic, isopach mapping, and gravity and magnetics data
  • Overview of the stratigraphy of the area and how knowledge of this can reduce exploration risk
  • Identification and explanation of the components of the petroleum systems tract: reservoir, source, seal, trap, migration and charge
  • Insight into charge and migration, quality and maturity illustrated by selected key intervals
  • Outlining of the distribution of play fairways in the area, highlighting known fields, discoveries and hydrocarbon shows
  • Prospectivity mapping

Duration

3-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

Audience

This course is an introduction to the East African margin and its petroleum systems. Previousknowledge of the area or petroleum geology is not required.

Content

Learning Objectives

Duration

3-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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