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The Petroleum System-- An Investigative Method to Explore for Conventional and Unconventional Hydrocarbons
- INSTRUCTOR :
- Les B. Magoon, Consultant, Cupertino, CA
- June 16 - 17, 2014
- The Summit Conference Center, Denver, CO
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 5/19/2014. Course notes, refreshments and lunch buffet included.
No refunds for cancellations after 5/19/2014.
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Geologists, geochemists and geophysicists who are interested in understanding the origin, migration and accumulation of conventional and unconventional accumulations should attend this course. Modelers would also benefit, as the petroleum system concept is fundamental to modeling sedimentary basins and hydrocarbon occurrences. Managers interested in developing a team approach should attend this course.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to accomplish from lectures, case studies and class exercises the following:
- Learn how to investigate the petroleum system to reduce risk in conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays and prospects.
- Learn how and why the essential elements and processes are described and used.
- The critical moment is defined so the concept can be applied to reconstruct the geo-history of a petroleum system.
- Use geology and geochemistry to identify, map, and name a petroleum system.
- Learn how to use different methods, such as bulk properties and geochemical data, to separate oil and gas into families so a petroleum system can be mapped.
- Using the risk hierarchy to evaluate whether a petroleum system is speculative, hypothetical or known.
- Use geology and geochemistry to map the richness, quality and thermal maturity of the pod of active source rock for mass balance calculations and to refine unconventional resource plays.
- Understand the difference and how to apply the sedimentary basin, petroleum system, play and prospect definitions.
- Understand the rationale and how to create a petroleum system folio sheet that includes a map and cross section at the critical moment, burial history plot, events chart and table of accumulations.
This course emphasizes how the petroleum system concept can be used to more systematically investigate how hydrocarbon fluid moves from the active source rock to a conventional or unconventional accumulation and thereby reduce risk. The integration of geological, geochemical, engineering and geophysical data is all part of this investigative process. However this course will emphasize the geological and geochemical parameters.
This course will start with how to identify, map and name a petroleum system. The rationale and content of the folio sheet will be covered with several examples. The risk associated with the development of all these graphic and tabular summaries in the folio sheet will be discussed as well as their uses. Throughout the discussion the conventional and unconventional accumulation will be discussed as well as the use of modeling. Several class exercises will be included to emphasize parts of the petroleum system as well as the glossary of terms.