Graduate Certificate

Basin Assessment & Modeling Certification

Exploration Geology Disciplines

EVAL/BAM

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive, practical knowledge and know-how of basin exploration, analysis & modeling workflow, via hands-on activities, case studies for play assessment and prospect definition.
Audience :
  • Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers, with 1 to 3 years of experience involved in basin analysis and prospect generation.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

      • Lectures, hands-on activities and case studies are distributed all along the program.
      • Training content presents a clear operational orientation in order for participants to get familiar with specific techniques via an extensive exposure to simulations on real cases allowing them to anticipate the problems they will have to cope with later in their own projects.
  • Part 1: EXPLORATION BLOCK MANAGEMENT

      • Play assessment: From basin analysis to exploration opportunities.
      • Prospect generation and evaluation: from single to multi-prospect portfolio.
      • Exploration & Production project economics and decision analysis.
  • Part 2: EXPLORATION TECHNIQUES & BASIN MODELING

      • Structural geology: impact on petroleum system development and maturity.
      • Well logging and qualitative log interpretation.
      • 3D seismic interpretation workshop (structural & stratigraphic).
      • Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy workshop.
      • Stratigraphic modeling (basin architecture and sediment distribution).
      • Basin modeling (thermicity, maturation and migration).
  • Part 3: RESERVOIR STUDIES: ACCUMULATION & MODELING

      • Hydrocarbons in place estimation: OOIP - Uncertainties & risks.
      • Geological modeling workshop for integrated reservoir studies.
  • Part 4: FINAL PROJECT WORKSHOP

      • Exploration for prospect generation workshop.
  • PROJECT REPORT DEFENSE & JURY

      • The training program ends with a project on a real case. Participants are involved in a simulated situation and their mission is to summarize, integrate and apply acquired knowledge. Each team will present final results of a project to a jury.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • have a clear comprehension of analysis methods and techniques applied to basin exploration,
  • Interpret and integrate a dataset to build a coherent model for prospect definition,
  • contribute to the reduction of uncertainty and risks, and optimize investments.

Ways & Means

  • Hands-on activities and simulations on real cases.
  • Emphasis on practical work to develop participants’ autonomy and appropriate decisions.
  • Both personal and group work, team-building, group discussion in results and workflows.
  • Software tools used in the petroleum industry.
  • Software used during workshops: with courtesy of Beicip-Franlab and Schlumberger.

Certification

  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Graduate Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Basin Assessment & Modeling .
  • Ready-to-use skills.