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Quantitative Modelling and its Application to Stratigraphic Interpretation and Seismic Reservoir Assessment

This course is based on theory that mathematically relates log observations of rock type, porosity, and fluid content to compressional and shear wave velocity.

With the basic model, participants are able to predict the effect of lithology or fluid variation on the seismic trace, inverted seismic trace, or AVO measurement.

The approach is suitable not only for seismic interpretation, but for log editing and creation of synthetic logs.

The effect of  bed thickness and tuning models, approaches to seismic inversion, and    applicability of AVO studies are reviewed based on the basic rock property model.

An interpretation model is presented that incorporates geological and geophysical mapping procedures for reservoir evaluation and stratigraphic mapping.

This course content concentrates on linking rock property information from the borehole logs to seismic observations. The course considers  the log input and the basic seismic trace, seismic attributes, inversion of seismic traces, and amplitude versus offset measurements.  No single seismic or log measurement is treated as the "truth", instead the merits of each observation are considered. Basic mathematical concepts are simplified to monograms or spreadsheets that are available with the course notes in .wks format.  These ensure that the concepts of the course are replicable. 

Target Competencies:

  • Rock Type
  • Porosity
  • Fluid
  • Compressional and Shear Wave Velocity

The course duration is approximately 20 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.

Naturally, Fractured Reservoirs: Geologic and Engineering Analysis

This course covers geologic and engineering concepts, methodology, and technology used to characterize, evaluate and manage naturally-fractured reservoirs. Applications and limitations of geologic and engineering procedures and tools are discussed. Field examples and case studies demonstrate the importance of integrated geologic and engineering studies in developing effective, economical reservoir management strategies for different types of reservoirs.

Target Competencies:

  • Fractured Rock Properties
  • Pressure Transient Tests 
  • Reservoir Performance 
  • Numerical Simulation Models

The course duration is approximately 21 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.

Fractured Reservoir Development

In this Fractured Reservoir Development intensive course, provides a deep understanding of the Fundamental concepts of Mechanics and Fluid Flow in Fractured Reservoirs, together with the origin and identification of Fractures, and Modern practical Applications and Numerical Simulation methods.

At the end of the course participants will appreciate the key Economics and main issues of Fractured Reservoirs, understand the mechanics of Evolution of Fracture Networks, their Geometries and Transport Properties in different Tectonic settings, stress fields and Fluid Pressure Regimes, and have an Awareness of Modern methods and Practices for Fractured Reservoir Identification, Characterization and Development in Siliciclastic, Carbonate and Unconventional Domains. Reservoirs in Development and Production

Target Competencies:

  • Fractured Reservoirs
  • Mechanics of Fracture Networks 
  • Fractured Reservoir Identification 

The course duration is approximately 35 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.

Applied Sedimentology for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation

The course Applied Sedimentology for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation is advanced level study of:

  • Methods and Measurements in Sedimentology
  • Conglomerates
  • Sandstones
  • Mudstones and Claystones
  • Limestones
  • Evaporites
  • Siliceous Rocks
  • Pyroclastic Deposits
  • Peat and Coal
  • Sedimentary Phosphates and Phosphorites
  • Ore and non-metallic deposits in sedimentary rocks
  • Depositional Systems – General remarks
  • Aeolian Depositional Systems 
  • Glacial Depositional Systems
  • Alluvial and Fluvial Depositional Systems
  • Lacustrine Depositional Systems 
  • Deltaic Depositional Systems
  • Linear Terrigenous Shoreline Depositional Systems
  • Shelf Depositional Systems

Target Competencies:

  • Sedimentology Measurements Methods 
  • Conglomerates
  • Sandstones
  • Mudstones and Claystones
  • Limestones

The course duration is approximately 35 hours..

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.

Petroleum Systems Modelling for Exploration Risk Assessments

The Intermediate level course content is transmitted through a fluent mixture of lectures and interactive sessions.

Geologic Risks in Petroleum Exploration are related to the Traps (Geometry, Reservoir, Seal) as well as to the Petroleum charge risk. While traps are always subjected to the most detailed possible assessments as part of the Exploration Risk Analysis, this is not always the case for charge Risking, even though it can easily be shown that the Geologic Risking is often dangerously incomplete without these Risk Assessments.
The Technology, which is used to investigate charge Risks, is Petroleum Systems Modelling in which Basin, Play or Prospect Scale Geologic Models are created by interpreting and Mapping key Stratigraphic Units and Facies, and Subsequently processed, which can calculate the processes of Hydrocarbon Generation, Expulsion, Migration and Loss through Geologic time.
•In this course, an introduction to the Technology, the Data and commonly Performed tasks is given in order to illustrate the Role of the Technology in Exploration Risking as well as in Hydrocarbon Resource Assessments. 

Applications cover the entire range of Exploration phases from very early work in frontier areas to assessments in mature Production areas. 

Target Competencies:

  • Geologic Risks 
  • Traps
  • Petroleum charge risk 
  • Exploration Risk Analysis 
  • Petroleum Systems Modelling

The course duration is approximately 40 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.

Geochemical Techniques for Solving Reservoir Management and field Development Problems

 This course provide a deep understanding of events during field development and production, numerous problems can be solved through integration of geochemical, geological, and engineering data. Geochemical approaches for solving these problems are appealing since:
  • Will provide an independent line of evidence that can help resolve ambiguous geological or engineering data. Example: geochemical data can reveal whether small differences in reservoir pressure reflect the presence of a barrier between the sampling points. 
  • They are far less expensive than engineering alternatives. Example: geochemical allocation of commingled production costs only 1-5% as much as production logging. 
  • They have applicability where other approaches do not. Example: geochemical allocation of commingled production can be performed on highly-deviated or horizontal wells and on wells with electrical submersible pumps - well types not amenable to production logging. 
This program explains how geochemistry complements other reservoir management tools. Case studies and exercises illustrate key points. Computer-based exercises illustrate the utility of certain key software packages. Sampling pitfalls and sources of contamination are discussed.  The program will NOT cover PVT (Pressure-Volume-Temperature) relationships or equation of state calculations.

Target Competencies:

  • Mud Gas Isotopes 
  • Reservoir Compartmentalization 
  • Commingled Production
  • Progression of Floods
  • Fluid Viscosity and Gravity

The course duration is approximately 40 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.

Structural Geology

The Earth is a uniquely Dynamic Planet, whose Surface displays the results of (4) billion years of activity.  Structural Geology is about the movements that have affected the Earth's Lithosphere over time, and the record they have left in the crust.  

In this program we aim to achieve an understanding of these movements in quantitative terms to measure change. The program includes Theoretical Introduction based on the Force, Stress and Strain as Physical known concepts and its application in the Geological Domains. The brittle and non-brittle Deformations of the Rocks (as a Heterogamous Material) under Extension, Compression and Transform Tectonic Regimes are discussed. Systematic Description of different Structures from Micro-, Macro to Continental Scale will help to best understand the Regional Geological Structures where the latter reflects Regional Tectonics of the Continental as will as Oceanic Plates of the Earth.  

Target Audience:

  • Structural, Geomechanics, Geologists and Geophysicist
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mining  Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Post graduate Students and Researchers in the domain of Structural Geology Petroleum and mining industries

Target Competencies:

  • Fundamentals of Structural Analysis 
  • Plate Tectonic Theory 
  • Mechanics of Fault Formation 
  • Structural Controls of Mineral
  • Petroleum Deposits

The course duration is approximately 40 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.

Operations Geology and Petrophysics

This course is designed to provide training in the practice and theory of Operations Geology and Petrophysics. It is suited to all those who supervise or are directly involved in Wellsite Data Acquisition and Evaluation. It is also suited to those who are involved in Well Planning and Well Proposals. A large amount of Data is acquired (at substantial cost), during a Drilling Operation; Mud Logs, Wireline Logs, MWD Logs, Lithologs, Cores and sidewall Cores, Geochemistry Data Well Seismic Data, Formation Pressure Data & Drilling and Well Engineering data.

Target Audience:

  • Operations Geologists 
  • Operations Petrophysicists
  • Wellsite Geologists 
  • Exploration Wireline Geologists 
  • Development Geologists 
  • Petroleum Engineers 
  • Technical Assistants 
  • Drilling Engineers, who wish to gain a greater understanding of the Geological and Data Acquisition aspects of the Drilling Operation 

Target Competencies:

  • Operations Geology and Petrophysics
  • Wellsite Data Acquisition and Evaluation 
  • Well Planning 
  • Well Proposals 
  • Formation Pressure Data 
  • Drilling and Well Engineering Data

The course duration is approximately 22 hours.

The cost of this course is: Contact us for more details.

Advanced Applied Petroleum Geology

Geology is a core science that underpins much of what we do in the Oil & Gas business. A good understanding of the principles of Geology as they apply to Petroleum is essential for any subsurface discipline.

Reviews the fundamental elements of Petroleum Geology. It starts by placing hydrocarbons in a global context; the philosophy and structure of the Oil Industry; Energy trends; future resources. The Petroleum Environment is then reviewed: Source Rocks, Reservoirs, Traps, Seals and the timing of generation relative to trap formation. The course then examines the subsurface environments, subsurface temperature and pressure and the impact on petroleum systems. 

The usage and display of subsurface geological data, and an introduction to seismic and wireline logs. This is then developed into a definition of petroleum systems and an introduction to play fairway definition and finally leads / prospects. 

Target Competencies:

  • Petroleum Geology
  • Source Rocks
  • Reservoirs
  • Traps
  • Seals

The course duration is approximately 35 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details.

Introduction to Geology, Formation Pressures and Well Pressure Control

This introductory course provides an understanding of rig mathematics and perform basic calculations.
Define the components of formation pressure (Pore, Fracture and Overburden) and understand how they relate to one another. 
Understand and apply methods for predicting and measuring subsurface pressures.
Plan and calculate the well pressure profile for a given lithological column. 
Define hydrostatic head.
Recognize the causes and warning signs of kicks.
Describe the common well control methods (Driller’s and Engineer’s) based on the Constant Bottomhole Pressure Concept. Perform pressure gradient calculations.
Explain and be able to record shut-in pressures and implement initial shut-in procedures.
Describe well control via simulation.

Target competencies:

  • Formation Pressure 
  • Subsurface Pressures 
  • Hydrostatic Head 
  • Well Control Methods

The course duration is approximately 32 hours.

The cost of this course is: Please contact us for details