Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Geology
LevelFoundation
Duration4 Days
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Introduction to Geology

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The primary objective of this course is to introduce E&P professionals from disciplines other than Geology to the key concepts and principles of Geology as applied to the Oil & Gas industry. The course will provide a summary of the fundamentals of Geology that need to be understood in order to integrate such information in the processes of petroleum exploration, development, and production.

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  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Introduction

    Course Objectives - History and Economics of Petroleum - Prudhoe Bay Example

    Geology in General

    Geological Principles - Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics - Geological Time and Age Dating - Major Rock Types

    Structural Features

    Structural Style and Stress Fields - Folds, Faults, Unconformities, and Fractures - Structural and Hydrocarbon Traps

    Clastic Depositional Systems

    Continental Systems – Fluvial Systems - Deltaic Systems and Types - Marine Systems – barriers and deepwater fans

    Day 2

    Carbonate Depositional Systems

    Carbonate and Clastic systems contrasts - Carbonate Facies Models - Carbonate Platforms and Ramp Systems - Carbonate Reservoir Properties - Classification of Carbonate Rocks

    Geologic Mapping and Cross-Sections

    Mapping and Contouring Concepts - Contouring Types and Guidelines - Isopach / Net Pay Mapping Exercises - Structural and Stratigraphic Cross-Sections - Constructing a Cross-Section - Property Mapping Exercises - North Frisco City Field Example

    Day 3

    The Petroleum System

    What is a Petroleum System? - Processes of Hydrocarbon Generation - Source Rocks – Organic Matter Types - Traps and Seals – definition and types - The Play Concept - Petroleum System Processes and Events

    Correlation and Stratigraphy

    Principles of correlation - Use of Wireline Logs for Correlation - Correlation Approaches – Lithostratigraphy and Chronostratigraphy - Sequence Stratigraphy, Seismic Stratigraphy & Biostratigraphy

    Pore Systems and Diagenesis

    Characterizing the Pore System - Porosity and Permeability - Classification of Clastic Rocks - Creation, destruction and preservation of porosity - Diagenesis - Clay Types and Distributions - Porosity types in clastic and carbonate rocks

    Day 4

    Geological Modeling

    Building a Static Reservoir Model - Input Datatypes - Reservoir Heterogeneity and Scales of Investigation - Deterministic and Stochastic Modeling - Using Seismic Data in Modeling - Derivation of Geological Models using Flow Units

    Unvonventional Resources

    Shale as a hydrocarbon source and reservoir - Unconventional Gas and Oil - History, definitions, economics.

    Seismic Methods and Petroleum Geology

    Use of Seismic Tools in Petroleum Geology - Basic Principles of the Reflection Seismic Method - Data Acquisition – Land, Marine, and Borehole - Data Processing - Seismic Interpretation – 2D, 3D, and 4D

    Basics of Wireline Logging and Interpretation

    What Logging Means - Different Measurements We Make - Basic Wireline Tools, and what they measure - Processing and Interpretation - Analysis of Porosity, Saturation, and Lithology

  • Audience

    Entry level to mid-level Engineers, Geoscientists, and other E&P staff who need an understanding of the role Geology plays in their everyday business activities.

  • Prerequisites

    Basic understanding of the Oil & Gas industry and the processes involved in Petroleum Exploration, Development, and Production.

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