Petroleum Exploration for Non-Geoscientists

Audience

This course is designed for petroleum support staff who do not have formal training in geology, geophysics or engineering.

Content

Petroleum Geology

  • Geological requirements for hydrocarbon accumulation

Origin of Hydrocarbons

  • Source rocks, Kerogen types, Thermal maturation and hydrocarbon generation, Oil and gas types

Reservoir Rocks

  • Sandstones and limestones, Depositional environment, Porosity and permeability, Cementation, Stratigraphy, Stratigraphic column, Biostratigraphy, Correlation Traps, Structural, Stratigraphic, Combination, Faults, Folds, Unconformities, Salt domes, Pinch-outs

Processing and Interpretation

  • Seismic mapping, Play fairway mapping, Prospect evaluation and risking

Rock Types and Origins

  • The rock cycle and classification of rocks Seals, Shales and evaporites, Plate Tectonics, Crustal processes and sedimentary basins

Exploration

  • Geological mapping, Satellite imagery and remote sensing, Gravity-magnetic surveys, Seismic reflection geophysics acquisition

Drilling

  • Rotary drilling, Cuttings, Cores, Sidewall cores, Wireline logs, Log interpretation, The discovery, Appraisal drilling, Volumetrics, Reserves calculations, Recovery- primary, secondary, EOR, Production, Development drilling

Duration

3-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

Audience

This course is designed for petroleum support staff who do not have formal trainingin geology, geophysics or engineering.

Content

Petroleum Geology

Geological requirements for hydrocarbon accumulation

Origin of Hydrocarbons

Source rocks, Kerogen types, Thermal maturation and hydrocarbon generation, Oil and gas types

Reservoir Rocks

Sandstones and limestones, Depositional environment, Porosity and permeability, Cementation, Stratigraphy, Stratigraphic column, Biostratigraphy, Correlation Traps, Structural, Stratigraphic, Combination, Faults, Folds, Unconformities, Salt domes, Pinch-outs

Processing and Interpretation

Seismic mapping, Play fairway mapping, Prospect evaluation and risking

Rock Types and Origins

The rock cycle and classification of rocks Seals, Shales and evaporites, Plate Tectonics, Crustal processes and sedimentary basins

Exploration

Geological mapping, Satellite imagery and remote sensing, Gravity-magnetic surveys, Seismic reflection geophysics acquisition

Drilling

Rotary drilling, Cuttings, Cores, Sidewall cores, Wireline logs, Log interpretation, The discovery, Appraisal drilling, Volumetrics, Reserves calculations, Recovery- primary, secondary, EOR, Production, Development drilling

Duration3-dayNumber of ParticipantsMax 20PrerequisitesNoneSoftware UsedNoneCourse FormatClassroom exercises and presentations

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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