Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist

Discover a wealth of information in a short period of time with AAPG Short Courses. These effective and efficient courses are a great way to learn about industry developments and Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologists is no exception. This course is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis. *The course will be taking place June 3-5 in Denver, CO at the Marriott City Center. For more information: Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist

This is a joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

Who Should Attend

Train your staff! This course is for anyone who could benefit by an overall perspective of petroleum geology, exploration, drilling and production to be more productive in their job. It is a non-technical course, anyone can take this course. There are over 25,000 past participants that have included information technology personnel, managers, accountants, landmen, draftsmen, attorneys, secretaries, clerks, geological and geophysical technicians, investors, petroleum service personnel, petroleum banking and financial ventures personnel, business administrators and executives, human resources personnel, geophysicists without geological training, land personnel, economists and engineers.

Objectives

In just three days, you will learn the fundamentals and language of petroleum geology, exploration, drilling and production. This understanding will enable you to communicate more efficiently and perform your job more effectively. The course introduces the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis. You will learn how to identify the most common rocks and minerals.

This course is extremely well illustrated with PowerPoint presentations and hands-on samples such as a drill bit, Landsat pictures, microfossils and crude oil specimens. Every student that completes this course will receive a certificate with the continuing education units on it. This course is approved continuing education units for landmen and accountants and for attorneys in most states.

Course Content
In taking this course, you will learn:

1. How to Identify the most common rocks and minerals.
2. The different types of crude oils and natural gasses and their measurements.
3. The basic processes in the formation and deformation of sedimentary rocks.
4. The formation of natural gas and crude oil.
5. The occurrence and distribution of crude oil and natural gas.
6. The characteristics of petroleum traps.
7. The use of geological and seismic data in petroleum exploration.
8. How to drill a well, the language, technique and equipment.
9. How to test a well and qualitatively interpret well logs.
10. How to complete a well, the language, techniques and equipment.
11. The challenge of offshore exploration, drilling and production.
12. How to produce crude oil and natural gas, calculate reserves, stimulate wells and improve oil recovery

Online Registration is not available for this course through AAPG. Please contact AAPG Education Department directly at (918) 560-2650 or educate@aapg.org

*Note: This course is also offered at later dates in different locations. For other dates and times please visit: HERE!

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