Petroleum Exploration for Managers

Course Title : Petroleum Exploration for Managers

Course Duration : 2 days

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Course Description

The course is aimed at imparting knowledge of the basic elements of Petroleum Exploration  in a non-technical fashion to financial and administrative managers to enhance their petroleum geophysics background knowledge. At the outset, the course introduces the basics of hydrocarbon accumulations and the nature of hydrocarbons. In the next step regional surveys for hydrocarbon exploration and wildcat drilling are detailed. Then the process of basin development using geophysical methods and drilling of development wells are detailed. Emphasis is provided on the importance of integrating Seismic, gravity and magnetic methods for geophysical exploration.

DAY  1
  • Story of Oil
    • Earth and Hydrocarbon Accumulations
    • Worldwide Distribution of Oil
  • Nature of Hydrocarbons
    • Petroleum
    • The Chemistry of Oil and Gas
    • Crude Oil
    • Natural Gas
  • Geological Time scale
  • Earth History
  • Structure of the Earth – Earth’s Interior
  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • Plate Tectonics
    • Continental Margins
    • Deep Water
    • Ocean Sediments
    • Seafloor Spreading
    • Continental Drift
    • Hydrocarbon Resources
  • The Earth’s Crust
    • Rocks and Minerals
    • Types of Rocks- Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic
  • Structure & Stratigraphy – Deformation of Sedimentary Rocks
    • Weathering Erosion, and Unconformities
    • Faults & Folds
    • Anticlines and Synclines
    • Domes & Homoclines
    • Fractures
    • Sedimentary Rock Distribution
  • Reservoir Rock Types
  • Petroleum Traps
    • Structural Traps
    • Stratigraphic Traps
    • Combination Traps
    • Petroleum Exploration—Geological and Geochemical
      • Surface Seeps
      • Geochemical Techniques
      • Geological Techniques
    • Regional Geophysical survey
    • Wildcat Drilling
  • Petroleum Exploration—Geophysical
  • Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
  • Airborne Gravity Survey
  • Airborne Magnetic Survey
  • Gravity-Magnetic data Interpretation for structural relief
  • Seismic Exploration
  • Land and marine acquisition
  • 2D-3D-4D
  • Seismic data Processing
  • Seismic Data Interpetation
  • Geophysical Reservoir Characterization
  • Well-Logging
    • Lithologic Log
    • Wireline Well Logs
    • Measurements-While-Drilling and Logging-While-Drilling
    • Identifying PayZones

  • Teaching faculty  hold Ph.D  with three  decades of  combined experience in academia and oil industry.
  • They teach professional courses all over the globe  for oil and mineral industry.
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Keywords: Petroleum, Gas, Oil, Hydrocarbon, Rock, Geology, Geophysics, Geoscience, Geologist, Geophysicist, Manager, Gravity, Magnetic, Seismic, Well logging, Welllog, Seismic attributes, Mechanical properties, Conventional resources , Unconventional resources, Shale oil, Shale gas