Petroleum System and Play Analysis

This course is designed for geoscientists keen to develop skills in basin analysis and play analysis. The course reviews the workflow to assess a new basin, quality control of key input data and developers skills in techniques used to characterise the petroleum systems and plays; ultimately to develop leads and prospects.  It reviews global basin types, looking at both successful and unsuccessful exploration campaigns from around the world, their success ratio and the dominant play types.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Developing Basin Analysis workflows
  • Data input and quality control
  • The influence basin formation mechanism has on subsequent petroleum systems, how the mechanism of formation controls the structural style and sedimentary fill
  • How to recognise different basin types from typical seismic and well log data
  • Key controls including tectonics, climate and eustacy
  • Key techniques to analyse sedimentary basins including
    • Source rock characterisation, organic matter types, global source distribution
    • Analysis of different data types for maturity and migration modelling
    • Hydrocarbon types and distribution
    • Controls on migration
    • Input data required basin models
    • Calibrating basin models
    • Understanding uncertainty and sensitivity of the models
    • Introduction to techniques to analyse the petroleum system
    • Seals – fault and formation seals
    • Reservoirs
    • Trapping styles
  • How to produce Gross Depositional Element Maps
  • Common Risk Segment Mapping
  • Review of Petroleum systems active on a number of global basins
  • Case studies of basin plays, how new play types have been developed that have rejuvenated basins, and the flaws of chasing the wrong play, or a step too far

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for geoscientists, engineers, managers and service providers that are involved in the evaluation of basins and assessment of prospectivity, developing leads and plays.

  • An exploration or new ventures geologist
  • Geophysicist and Enigineers working in new ventures or exploration teams
  • Managers of exploration teams

Event Details

25th – 27th May 2020
Dakar, Senegal