Applied Petroleum Geology


Entry level E&P professional staff and technical support staff who do not have formal training in geology, geophysics or engineering.


- History of the oil industry, current issues
- Geological concepts, global distribution of hydrocarbons, nature and geometry of hydrocarbon reservoirs, geological requirements for hydrocarbon accumulation, origin of hydrocarbons, rock types and origins
- Field appraisal and static models of reservoirs
- Assessing amounts of hydrocarbons-in-place and uncertainties
- Methods and tools used for hydrocarbon exploration, including drilling, geological mapping, satellite imagery and remote sensing, gravity-magnetic surveys, seismic reflection geophysics acquisition, processing and interpretation, seismic mapping, play fairway mapping, prospect evaluation and risking
- Dynamic models and subsurface development options, surface engineering and field operations
- Project economics
- Environmental issues

Learning Objectives

Participants will develop a good understanding of the upstream oil and gas industry: how hydrocarbons are found, developed, produced and treated prior to sales. Participants work in teams on an actual field case, and go through all steps that lead to a field development plan, including an economic assessment.



Number of Participants

Max 20


Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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