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E-128 - Basin Modeling: Thermicity, Maturation & Migration

E-128 - Basin Modeling: Thermicity, Maturation & Migration

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Junior petroleum exploration geoscientists, multidisciplinary-team managers.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides an in-depth and practical understanding of thermal basin modeling in a comprehensive workflow, including modeling of oil maturation and hydrocarbon migration, and leading to the assessment of hydrocarbon potential of an exploration block or a prospect.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand source rock maturation and hydrocarbons generation,
  • assess most significant basin modeling parameters for regional basin model construction (using the 1D module of TemisFlow™),
  • understand hydrocarbon migration processes (using the 2D module of TemisFlow™) and evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of a given area.
Course Content


1 day

  • AM: lectures.
  • Basin types (rift, margin, foreland, etc.).
  • Subsidence versus time.
  • Compaction, backstripping.
  • PM: exercises, introduction to TemisFlow™ 1D module, subsidence curve calculation.


1 day

  • AM: lectures.
  • Modes of heat propagation: conduction, convection and advection.
  • Transient thermal regimes and blanketing effects of sedimentary covers.
  • Calibration of heat flow for present and past thermal state.
  • PM: exercises with TemisFlow™ 1D module, influence of heat flow, surface temperature, conductivity.


1 day

  • AM: lectures.
  • Source rock (kerogen type, Rock-Eval data…).
  • Kerogen cracking, kinetic parameters determination.
  • Secondary cracking.
  • Paleo-thermometers (organic matter, fission tracks, fluid inclusions…).
  • PM: exercises with TemisFlow™ 1D module, influence of kinetic parameters.


2 days

  • Session 1:
  • AM: lectures.
  • Migration principles.
  • Definition of lithologies in basin modeling.
  • Archimedes force, capillary pressure.
  • PM: introduction to TemisFlow™ 2D module, exercises in TemisFlow™ 2D module, influence of parameters.
  • Session 2:
  • AM: lectures.
  • Oil and gas generation.
  • PVT and chemical composition.
  • Velocity of hydrocarbon migration.
  • PM: exercises with TemisFlow™ 2D module, influence of parameters.
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Ways & Means
  • Afternoon sessions are devoted to case studies based on non-proprietary data provided by IFP.
  • Use of the software program TemisFlow™ (maximum 2 participants per workstation).
  • By the end of each afternoon, participants generate short reports which are assessed the following day.
  • Participants have the alternative of using their own data.
  • Upon request, the course can make use of a company’s regional dataset, provided the latter is made available in advance.