GTW: Well planning and delivery in Unprecedented Times

Please note: Course is offered at the beginning of every month. You may sign up for it at any time, and your course will begin the first day of the upcoming month.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for petroleum geologists just beginning a career in the oil industry, or for students in their final phases of work. The course is also useful for petroleum engineers and geophysicists, geochemists, and scientists interested in learning the fundamentals of petroleum geology.
Course Content

This course provides an overview of petroleum geology, from exploration to development. It provides foundational information required to work in the current industry environment, with content that ranges from a historical overview to methods of exploration, new technologies, subsurface geology, petroleum generation, reservoirs, traps, seals, petroleum systems, unconventional reservoirs, shale plays, geophysics, geochemistry, and more.

Key Topics

  • History of Petroleum Geology
  • Physical and Chemical Properties
  • Exploration Methods
  • Subsurface: Waters, Temperatures, Pressures, Fluid Dynamics
  • Generation of Petroleum
  • Reservoirs, Traps, Seals
  • Sedimentary Basins and Petroleum Systems
  • Unconventionals, including Shale Plays
  • The Role of Technology

Course Structure

This is a self-paced, self-guided course, with interaction with an instructor. It consists of 8 units, and is designed to be completed in 4 weeks. All materials are online.

Expires on
01 January, 9999
Member Tuition
Expires on
01 January, 9999
Non-member Tuition
Expires on
01 January, 9999
Student Tuition
Expires on
31 October, 2021
Displaced Professional Tuition


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