Category Name > Oil & Gas
Petroleum Geology is the application of geology to the exploration and production of oil and natural gas.
Who Should Attend
- Petroleum geology: Application of geology to the exploration and production of oil and natural gas
A. Geology: Interdisciplinary science at the crossroads of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology
B. Petroleum exploration: Focus on oil and gas
C. Petroleum-related hydrocarbons: Solids, liquids, gases
D. Requirements for petroleum occurrence
a. The petroleum occurrence environment: Sediments and sedimentary basins (style/tectonic setting)
b. Petroleum source rocks: Origin, accumulation, and preservation of organic-rich sediments
c. Microbial and thermal alteration of organic matter
- Petroleum reservoirs: Focus on carbonates and sandstones
- Seals and cap rocks: Shales and evaporites
- Traps: Structural and stratigraphic, juxtaposition of permeable reservoir rocks subjacent to impermeable. Geometric arrangement of source, reservoir and seal rocks in such a way to trap petroleum in subsurface.
- Subsurface preservation of petroleum accumulation over geologic time
- Hydrocarbon composition and occurrence
- Stages of petroleum exploration and production
A. Petroleum exploration and geologic prospecting: Surface geology, subsurface geology, geophysics, geochemistry, drilling/exploration
B. Petroleum production: production wells/petroleum engineering
- Subsurface geologic environment: Generation and migration of petroleum
- Reservoir characterization: porosity, permeability
- Well logging and petrologic analysis
- Non-conventional petroleum resources (tar sands, oil shale, tight oil reservoirs, coalbed methane, shale gas)
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