Category Name > Oil & Gas


Who should attend

TBA


Outline

Day 1

  1. Application of geology and geophysics to petroleum exploration.
  2. Hierarchy of sedimentary deposits
  3. Types of sediments and sedimentary rocks
  4. Types of reservoir rocks
  5. Sedimentary basins

Day 2

  1. Plate tectonics and sea level changes: controls on depositional settings, conditions and environments
  2. Stratigraphy and correlation of sedimentary successions
  3. Distribution of carbonate rocks versus sandstone reservoirs
  4. Diagenetic processes during transformation of sediments into sedimentary rocks
  5. Porosity and permeability distribution and evolution in conventional and unconventional reservoirs

Day 3

  1. Requirements for hydrocarbon generation
  2. Deposition and preservation of organic matter rich sediments (i.e. petroleum source rocks)
  3. Presence of impermeable seals
  4. Presence of reservoir rocks
  5. Burial-thermal maturation of organic matter: formation of oil versus natural gas
  6. Formation of sweet versus sour gas
  7. Formation of various types of hydrocarbon traps
  8. Hydrocarbon migration and accumulation
  9. Building 3D reservoir models

Day 4

  1. Geological modelling
  2. Exploration techniques
  3. Surface geology and development of analog reservoir models
  4. Collection of stratigraphic and sedimentologic data
  5. Reconstruction of depositional models
  6. Stratigraphic correlation
  7. Drilling of exploration wells: wireline logging, subsurface geology
  8. Organic and inorganic geochemistry
  9. Geophysical methods: magnetic, gravity, seismic surveys
  10. Well drilling: vertical versus directional, rock mechanical effects, scaling, etc
  11. Calculation of petroleum reserves
  12. Completion and production

Day 5

  1. Monitoring of production
  2. Methods of enhanced hydrocarbon recovery
  3. Changes in reservoir properties during hydrocarbon production
  4. Problems related to water break through, overpressuring and H2S production