This presentation provides a primer on the origin of problematic non-hydrocarbon gases in petroleum reservoirs, specifically hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen. Emphasis is on using integrated petroleum geochemical and geological techniques, especially stable isotopes, noble gases, and petrology to characterize and interpret the generation and accumulation of H2S, CO2, and N2 within a petroleum systems context. The presentation provides both the necessary theoretical background needed to understand the material and specific case studies that illustrate how geoscientists and engineers can determine the origin of non-hydrocarbon gases in conventional and unconventional plays.
Structure of the E-symposium
Each e-symposium consists of one-hour live e-symposium, along with material for one full day of independent study. The live portion will be followed by a full day of independent study (not a live event). The one-hour live e-symposium can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world using a high-speed internet connection. After the event is over, you will receive via email information about accessing the asynchronous segment (not live) which consists of your independent study materials, to be accessed and studied at any time. You will be able to email responses to the readings, along with your study question answers for CEU credit (if you sign up for the extended package).