Petroleum Generation and Migration

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1st - 3rd July 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa
  • Examine source rocks for their kerogen type and petroleum generating potential using basic laboratory measurements and a knowledge of depositional environments
  • Analyse the generation process via the effects of temperature, time and organic facies and its relationship to generation kinetics, and be aware of the principles and limitations of geochemical basin modelling
  • Determine level of maturity through optical and molecular measurements as constraints on the thermal models
  • Interpret subsurface pressure regimes and migration behaviour by analysing overpressure development and transmission, migration routes, phase effects and seal integrity
  • Determine petroleum properties, such as gas/oil ratio (GOR), API gravity, wax, sulphur content etc. for petroleum in the reservoir
  • Correlate oil and gas to source rocks using bulk properties, molecular geochemistry and stable isotope methods

This course is designed for engineers, managers, service providers that are about to be using Tectonic Controls techniques and are trying to better understand the associated complexities.

  • Exploration Engineers
  • Geoscientists
  • Geochemist
  • Production Geoscientists
  • Exploration and Development managers

This is course is intended to provide the fundamental knowledge on the application of the formation of petroleum source rocks & petroleum generation migration to exploration activities. Knowing the various types of petroleum source rocks, their depositional environments and how they are distributed in any basin is a very important skill for explorationists, in order to define the location and type of petroleum prospects in a region. This course will cover all the geological elements of petroleum source rocks. Delegates will learn how to predict the existence and type of petroleum source rocks in any geographical location and at any geological time, using paleogeographic maps and basic elements of oceanography and climatology. They will learn how to evaluate source rocks using simple geochemical data, with an easy method. The second-half of the training will focus on petroleum generation and migration and its application to exploration activities, such as the prediction of the location and type of petroleum. This will also be related to how this can be applied to shale-gas & shale-oil formation and exploration. By the end of the course, the students will be able to recognize, analyze and evaluate petroleum source rocks, as well as predict their location. They will also possess all the knowledge related to petroleum generation-expulsion-migration and they will be able to evaluate any petroleum systems.



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All information regarding the event will be listed on our event brochures. It contains all the necessary information such as the Investment Fee, Full Course Agenda, Top Learning Objectives, Trainer’s Profile, and more. You may request for an event brochure by:

a. Signing up on the Request for Brochure form located at the Event Page

b. Leaving a message to Sally via Salvo’s Support Message Box.

c. Sending an e-mail to

You will be required to provide details such as your Name, Organisation, Corporate E-mail Address, Contact Number, and Country of Origin.

The exact hotel location will be made known to all delegates privately approximately 1 month prior to the commencement date. We do have preferential corporate rates at the event hotels. Interested parties may inquire at or request for the event brochure. Delegates who have confirmed their participation with us will be contacted by our team as soon as a venue is finalised. Usually, we hold all our events in 5 star hotels based in the city centre.

Salvo typically provides a 10% discount from the original investment fee per delegate should a company send 3 or more delegates to attend the course. Specific discounts may differ for respective programs so please email for further confirmation on the exact discount.

Aside from the group discount mentioned above, Salvo offers a special Early Bird Discount once a new event is released. However, delegates must register as soon as possible since the special rate will only be available for a limited time.

The Investment Fee will cover all the course documents and materials that will be used during the training, as well as luncheons and coffee breaks during the training program. The Investment Fee does not cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the delegates, however, we can assist you by providing details on the estimated cost for both. The Investment Fee is also exclusive of tax. Taxes are to be borne by the delegate’s organisation.

Once you receive a copy of the event brochure, complete the registration form which is located on the last page and send it back to us. Upon receipt of the completed registration form with authorization, we will proceed to block the seat(s) on our system for your organization. Thereafter, the invoice will be sent out by our Finance team for processing of payment. 

Your payment can be made via Telegraphic Transfer or via Credit Cards through American ExpressMasterCardVisa or Diners. Bank charges and local withholding tax are to be borne by the registrant.

Full payment should be made within TEN (10) WORKING DAYS upon receipt of invoice.

Aside from the knowledge that our expert trainers are imparting, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to all delegates completing a minimum of 90% of the total hours of the course. Some of our events offer takeaways and free consultation after the course. It varies from programs to programs.

You will receive a pre-course questionnaire upon successful registration. Kindly state your specific concerns and issues on this questionnaire and send it back to us, as this will be consolidated and forwarded to the trainer during the formulation of the course agenda. Alternatively, you can also email us at regarding your concern so we can be in touch to ensure that your concerns is addressed asap.

The registration form carries at least a 50% cancellation liability 6 weeks prior to the commencement date of the event after a signed sales resignation contract has been received by Salvo. If we are notified less than 2 weeks prior to the commencement date of the event, full cancellation fees is applicable.

With that said, we do understand that last minute changes do occur in organizations due to last minute change in schedule, job requirements etc. As such, please contact us soonest at so we can assist in the best way forward for any changes.

Our events can be customised into in-house training programs for your organisation. Email us at to find out more information about in-house trainings.