Thermal Modeling

Audience

The course is primarily aimed at geologists and geophysicists.

Content

Basic Overview of Geochemistry

  • Fundamental concepts and basic applications, Interpretation of total organic carbon/Rock-Eval pyrolysis data, source rock potential and productivity, kerogen type
  • Geochemical evaluation, range of geochemical analyzes, organization of analytical programs, combinations of analyzes to solve specific problems

Thermal Modeling in Hydrocarbon Exploration

  • General principles of thermal modeling and applications to hydrocarbon exploration
  • Burial history; porosity and decompaction methods for back-stripping; forward porosity modeling
  • Porosity-permeability relationships and pore pressure modeling
  • Heat transfer and thermal modeling, BHT data correction methods
  • Temperatures and burial history, surface temperatures, heat flux and palaeo-heat flux
  • Chemical reaction kinetics; single and multiple parallel first-order reactions
  • TTI-based vitrinite reflectance calculation and calibration
  • Kinetic-based vitrinite reflectance calculation and calibration, EasyRo
  • Overview of PetroMod software environment
  • Application to petroleum systems analysis, timing of hydrocarbon generation etc
  • Overview of 2D and 3D modeling
  • Overview of apatite fission track analysis and apatite helium dating

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

Audience

The course is primarily aimed at geologists and geophysicists.

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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