Occasionally, I teach the following courses to a mature post-graduate audience and industry:
- Seismostratigraphy applied to Sedimentary Basin Analysis: principles and applications to hydrocarbon exploration and development (5 days)
a. recap on principles of reflection seismic
b. recap on variety of sedimentary basins and tectonic settings
c. principle of sequence and seismic stratigraphy (+ exercises)
d. principle of basin analysis and petroleum systems
e. passive margin basin (examples from North Sea, NW Atlantic + exercises)
f. basins in rift setting (examples from Eastern Africa+ exercises)
g. foreland basins (examples from Western US and Middle East + exercises)
h. wrench faulting basin (examples form Oman and Syria + exercises)
- Seismic Interpretation applied to Petroleum Geology (5 days)
a. introduction to basin petroleum exploration
b. seismic expression of trapping mechanisms (+ exercises)
c. principles of petroleum seismology
d. structural interpretation in petroleum seismic (+ exercises)
e. evaluation of hydrocarbon occurrence (DHI) (+ exercises)
f. seismic workstation technology
g. production seismic case study (Nigeria)
h. deep water plays (examples from GOM, West Africa + exercises)
i. deltaic and fluvial plays (examples form West Africa, Asia + exercises)
l. carbonates (examples form Asia, Middle East + exercises)
- Integrated reservoir modelling: principles and workflows. (2 days)
a. introduction: Why and When Integrated Modelling ? How to get ready to start ?b. what is a model?
c. the IRM key steps: 1) Regional Geology 2) Reservoir architecture and properties 3) Predicting the fluid flow behaviour
d. managing uncertainties
e. a case study from Western Africa (+ exercises)
e. the customers of IRM
- Reservoir Characterization (5 days)
a. Fundamentals of Integrated reservoir characterization approach
b. The exploration and Production mindsets
c. The integration of disciplines: a multi-expertise approach
d. Identification of opportunities and threats: how to go about it?
e. Clastic reservoirs: types, characteristics and challenges
f. Carbonate reservoir: types, characteristics and challenges
g. Fractured reservoirs: types, characteristics and challenges
- Clastic reservoir geology (4 days)
a. introduction: what is important ?
b. the reservoir study approaches: from regional seismic to pore-scale (seismostrat, rock typing etc)
c. reservoir connectivity and flow units: concepts and practical definition
d. continental reservoirs: glacial, alluvial fans, fluvial. aeolian and lacustrine (+ exercises)
e. marginal marine: deltaic and shoreface (+ exercises)
f. deep water: turbidites (+ exercises)
g. data integration: inferring reservoir characteristics from static and dynamic data
h. Exploration vs field scale: what it is important ? where to focus ?
i. 3D geo-celllular modelling: a fit for purpose approach (upscaling & link to dynamic world)
- Sedimentology applied to hydrocarbon exploration and development: why it matters?
- Production Geology: an integrated approach to field life cycle.
- Hydrocarbon maturation project managment and field development plan road maps.
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