Basic Petroleum Geology - BG - Virtual, Blended Course

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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
5 days
From 3,890 USD
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Basic Petroleum Geology - BG - Virtual, Blended Course

This course is designed to introduce anyone to the basic concepts of Petroleum Geology. An important goal of the course is to explain the vocabulary and context of Petroleum Geology so that participants can learn and understand the role of the Geologist in the overall process of Petroleum Exploration and Production, for both Conventional and Unconventional Resources. The course is supplemented by a large number of case histories and examples that concretely illustrate the concepts and principles presented in the course material.

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Who should attend?

Petroleum industry personnel in need of basic geological training, including engineering, geophysical, technical support and administrative personnel.

Training content

  • Foundation Geological Concepts
  • Sedimentary Geology - Depositional Controls for Clastic Reservoir Rocks
  • Sedimentary Geology - Depositional Controls for Carbonate Reservoir Rocks
  • Petroleum System - Overview and Source
  • Petroleum System - Reservoir and Seal
  • Petroleum System - Trap and Timing
  • Petroleum System - Example
  • Phases of Conventional Exploration and Development
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Unconventional Petroleum Resources

Certification / Credits

  • The main elements and processes that comprise the petroleum system
  • The basics of reservoir fluids - oil, gas, and water
  • The phases and stages of exploration, field development, and production for conventional oil and gas fields
  • The main phases of the exploration and development process for unconventional resources
  • Key technological developments in the history of the oil and gas industry and their impact on petroleum geology
  • The Rock Cycle, including the three kinds of rocks and how they form
  • How to differentiate between a mineral and a rock, and how to distinguish one mineral from another based on physical properties
  • Key concepts of geological time and the difference between relative and radiometric geological time
  • Stratigraphic principles and the difference between lithostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy
  • How sequence stratigraphic analysis aids in the characterization of petroleum systems
  • Key concepts of plate tectonics, including seafloor spreading and plate margin types
  • The main types of sedimentary basins and their evolution in the context of plate tectonics
  • The main depositional controls for carbonate (e.g., limestone) reservoir rock distribution and how they differ from clastics (e.g., sandstone)
  • Classification system for carbonate rocks
  • To describe the models for key depositional environments of carbonate sediments
  • To distinguish the textural characteristics of carbonate deposits in different settings and describe the implications for reservoir quality and trends

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