Hydrocarbons in Unconventional SettingsUNCO/UNCON

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a general introduction to various non-conventional hydrocarbons, focused solely on a consistent geological rationale to the different potentially producing objectives, through a “petroleum system” approach.
Audience :
  • Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, managers, E&P professionals in charge of basin exploration and prospect evaluation.
  • E&P professionals involved in production of unconventional hydrocarbons.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • PETROLEUM SYSTEM CONCEPT (Reminder)

  • UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES (Part 1)

      • Oil shales.
      • Heavy oils, extra heavy oils, tar sands.
      • Geological biogenic gases (ex-early diagenesis, ex-oil biodegradation).
      • Gas hydrates.
      • “Clean Coal” (coal bed methane, coal mine methane, underground coal gasification).
  • UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES (Part 2)

      • Shale plays (shale gas, shale oil).
      • Tight gas in basin centered gas system.
  • UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES FROM AN EXTENDED PETROLEUM PERSPECTIVE

      • Burial and thermal history - Source rock maturation.
      • Kinetic parameter determination, kerogen expulsion and cracking.
      • Migration of hydrocarbons and pressure regime.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the geological rationale of unconventional resources as an extension of the petroleum system concept,
  • acquire a general knowledge of all unconventional resources,
  • understand what is at stake in this recent domain and future potential impacts.

Ways & Means

  • Examples from all over the world commented by an expert.
  • Interactive discussions.