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E-200 - Fundamental Basin Exploration Workshop

5 days GEO/INFO
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Geologists, geophysicists, young professionals interested in petroleum exploration techniques
Purpose
  • To provide a practical knowledge of petroleum exploration and develop competency needed to participate actively in multidisciplinary project teams
Learning Objectives
  • To review most common exploration techniques, via an integrated multidisciplinary approach
  • To understand standard workflows used in exploration for multidisciplinary teams integration
  • To acquire both skills in basin structural & sedimentological analysis, and related know-how in assessing hydrocarbon potential and identifying prospects
Ways and means
  • Short daily lectures followed by hands-on sessions
  • The workshop includes both individual work (exercises) and team work (case studies)

Basin analysis
  • Sedimentary basins types, geodynamics and deformation
  • Hands-on
  • Arabian plate borders
  • Tectonic inversion backstripping
Petroleum systems
  • The petroleum trilogy, traps, migration, timing
  • Hands-on
  • Campos basin (Brazil): hydrocarbon potential
  • Paris basin: TOC, OM maturity (link w/ unconventional)
Seismic interpretation
  • Structural analysis, Sequence stratigraphy
  • Hands-on
  • North Sea, offshore Africa, South America
Well log analysis
  • Quick look qualitative interpretation
  • Hands-on on real case studies
  • Well correlation
  • Electro-facies determination
  • Logs vs. reservoir properties
Basin potential evaluation
  • Risk analysis, hydrocarbon potential assessment, prospect definition (ID sheet)
  • Hands-on
  • Backstripping, petroleum system analysis + explo well positioning
  • Paris basin: events chart generation