Basin Assessment & Modeling CertificationEVAL/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 (15 days) (page 92)
      • Play assessment: From basin analysis to exploration opportunities.
      • Prospect generation and evaluation: from single to multi-prospect portfolio (page 89).
      • Exploration & Production project economics and decision analysis.
      • Part 2: Exploration techniques & basin modeling (30 days)
      • Structural geology: impact on petroleum system development and maturity.
      • Well logging and qualitative log interpretation (page 81).
      • 3D seismic interpretation workshop* (structural & stratigraphic).
      • Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy workshop (page 83).
      • Stratigraphic modeling (basin architecture and sediment distribution) (page 84).
      • Basin modeling (thermicity, maturation and migration) (page 85).
      • Part 3: Reservoir studies: accumulation and modeling (10 days)
      • Hydrocarbons in place estimation: OOIP – Uncertainties & risks.
      • Geological modeling workshop for integrated reservoir studies (page 103).
      • Part 4: Final project workshop (10 days)
      • Exploration for prospect generation workshop.
      • * With courtesy of Schlumberger.

      • 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.


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