Two short courses, both offered in Houston in late July, will provide you with new skills and techniques. The first covers the petroleum systems of deep-water settings, and the discusses using pressure/depth plots and salinities to find stratigraphic traps.
Deep-water Settings – Petroleum Geology and Systems: July 27 – 29, 2009, Houston, Texas
This course provides geoscientists and engineers with a broad overview of the petroleum systems of deep-water settings. The course design allows geophysicists to quickly integrate the information into their daily workflow. The material presented is approximately the 80-85th percentile of available information. Lectures will be complemented by several exercises and extensive references to key publications that participants may use to follow up. This course emphasizes the geologic aspects of deep-water deposits. All elements of the petroleum systems are reviewed (reservoir; traps; source rocks; seals; generation, migration and entrapment). The course describes all five reservoir elements in a systematic way with all data sets. Biostratigraphy, reservoir quality, traps, and petroleum systems modeling are illustrated with basic concepts, and with many examples. The attendee will be able to apply their learnings immediately to whatever problem they are working on in deepwater.
Pressure/Depth Plots and Salinities to Find Stratigraphic Traps: Houston, July 28 – 30, 2009
This course will show geologists how to use pressure data from DSTs, production tests and wireline tests (MDTs, RFTs etc.) to make pressure depth plots which reveal permeability barriers such as pinchouts, sealing faults and any interruption to reservoir continuity, which can trap hydrocarbons. It will also demonstrate how pressures can be used to verify correlations to determine if sands are separate. Hands-on experience will be provided by 3 class projects to find traps using data before each pool was discovered. Students then assess how big the pool is using the discovery well pressure data.
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