Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Geology Training Programs

Geology is the cornerstone of Hydrocarbon exploration and development; and oil and gas are found in a variety or depositional and structural settings. The programs listed here are general training programs and can easily be customized for specific environments and challenges.

 

Exploration Geology

This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a geologist working in an exploration/new ventures role to do their day–to–day work. The program progresses from foundational to advanced topics and is a compilation of theory, software and blended courses.

Description of course progression

  • At Foundation level, Petroleum Geology and Subsurface mapping cover the fundamentals of geology and the variety of data that are integrated to achieve a 3-dimensional understanding of the subsurface. These concepts are then applied to the construction of maps and sections necessary for identifying potential traps and reservoirs. In addition, the basics of Petrel software operation and Geology workflows are explained.
  • At Skill level, key geologic concepts related to structure, stratigraphy and sedimentology are taught to gain knowledge of key elements in prospect development. Software courses focus on Prospect development and Structural Modeling. A blended course (mix of software and domain in the same course) is included here that defines the complete play-to-prospect workflow.
  • At Advanced level, Petroleum Systems and fault analysis courses provide understanding and analysis in 1D, 2D , and 3D modeling for in depth knowledge of basin development. Play chance maps rank potential plays and prospects, quantifying the geologic and economic risk associated with each potential reservoir.

   


 

Development Geology

This program is designed to provide a geologist working in a development role with the domain and technical skills necessary for their day-to-day work. The program progresses from foundational learning to more advanced topics and is a combination of theory, software and blended courses.

Description of course progression

  • At Foundation level, Petroleum Geology and Subsurface mapping cover the fundamentals of geology and the variety of data that are integrated to achieve a 3-dimensional understanding of the subsurface. This is supported by training in the basics of Petrel operation and key geologic workflows.
  • At Skill level, a mix of domain, software, and practical application enable the geologist to understand key aspects of development geology ; from operations and wellsite geology and sequence stratigraphy, to practical modeling and well design. Two blended courses (domain and software within the same course) teach the skills necessary to build and populate a 3D static model of the reservoir.
  • At Advanced level, more specialized topics are addressed, such as fault seal and understanding the impact of fractures and faults on production to planning additional wells.

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