Petroleum Geology for Managers

Course Title : Petroleum Geology 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 Geology in a non-technical fashion to financial and administrative managers to enhance their geoscience background knowledge. At the outset, the course introduces the basics of hydrocarbon accumulations and the nature of hydrocarbons. In the next step the geological concepts pertinent to petroleum geology are explained. Earth’s structure and composition, rocks, minerals, and plate tectonics are discussed with an emphasis on their role in petroleum geology. Hydrocarbon generation process and their habitat in subsurface are then discussed. A discussion on petroleum exploration methods with drilling and well logging details are discussed in the final phase of the course.

  • 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
  • Sedimentary Basin Formation
  • Sedimentary Rock Facies
  • Subsurface Rock Layers
  • Reservoir Rock Types
    • Sandstone Reservoir Rocks
    • Carbonate Reservoir Rocks
    • Reefs
    • Limestone Reservoirs
    • Fractured Reservoirs
  • Petroleum Traps
    • Structural Traps
    • Stratigraphic Traps
    • Combination Traps
  • Organic Rich Source Rocks
  • Hydrocarbon Generation
  • Migration of Hydrocarbon
  • Accumulation of Hydrocarbon
  • Reservoir Rocks – Porosity
  • Hydrocarbon Saturation
  • Petroleum Exploration—Geological and Geochemical
    • Surface Seeps
    • Geochemical Techniques
    • Geological Techniques
  • Petroleum Exploration—Geophysical
    • Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
    • Seismic Exploration
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas
  • Tight Formations
  • Coal Bed or Coal Seam Gas
  • Oil Shales
  • Tar Sands
  • Gas Hydrates
  • 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.
  • Contact to schedule these courses at your institution.

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