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E-100 - Introduction to Basin Exploration

E-100 - Introduction to Basin Exploration

5 days
GEO/INFOBAS
Sessions
Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 03 - 07, 2018 Rueil 3,030 €
Online By email
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Non-geoscientific technicians interested in petroleum exploration techniques, young professionals in geosciences with limited experience in the E&P industry.

Level

  • Foundation
  • This course provides a practical knowledge of petroleum exploration. It aims at developing required competencies for an effective participation in multidisciplinary project teams.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able:
  • to understand exploration strategy and follow the standard exploration workflow,
  • to get familiar with most common exploration techniques, via a multidisciplinary approach and data integration,
  • to acquire requested competences for basin analysis in order to assess the hydrocarbon potential and to identify potential plays and related prospects.
Course Content

BASIN EXPLORATION CHALLENGES, STRATEGY & WORKFLOW

1 day

  • Basin potential evaluation, play concept assessment and prospect generation.
  • Risk analysis. Probability of success.
  • Prospect ranking. Decision-making process. License block leasing.
  • Examples.

BASIN EXPLORATION METHODS & TOOLS

3 days

  • Basin analysis:
  • Geodynamics: earth deformation and basin structuration (extensional & compressional).
  • Review of geological environments and related reservoir distribution.
  • Sedimentary basins: sediment infill and associated traps (structural & stratigraphic).
  • Hands-on practice on real examples.
  • Petroleum systems:
  • The petroleum trilogy: source rocks, reservoir rocks and seal rocks.
  • Source rock potential and maturity evaluation: hydrocarbon generation.
  • Structural evolution, hydrocarbon expulsion, migration and entrapment, relative timing of events.
  • Hands-on practice on real examples.
  • Seismic interpretation:
  • Review of acquisition techniques.
  • Seismic interpretation: objectives and methodology.
  • Structural interpretation of basins in extensional and compressional contexts.
  • Stratigraphic interpretation of basin fill.
  • Hands-on practice on real examples.
  • Well log analysis:
  • Wireline log acquisition and well log analysis.
  • Review of logging tools and recorded parameters.
  • “Quick-look” qualitative well-log interpretation.
  • Hands-on practice on real examples.

EVALUATION OF BASIN PETROLEUM POTENTIAL

1 day

  • Basin potential evaluation: tectono-stratigraphic framework, petroleum trilogy, entrapment, migration and timing.
  • Play assessment and mapping for exploration opportunities. Sweet spots identification.
  • Prospect definition and related geological risk analysis (“Prospect review card”).
  • Workshop on a case study.
Ways & Means
  • Short daily lectures followed by exercises and hands-on sessions.
  • Both individual work (exercises) and team work (short case study).