This 2-day training seminar is based on more than ten years of experience stemming from R&D studies in the fields of sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geochemistry and petroleum systems in the East-Mediterranean basins, together with technical industrial consultancy work for major players in the region. This seminar will only showcase the work achieved by an international multi-disciplinary research group including prestigious academic and industrial institutions, as well as research centres, seismic data providers and last but not least the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA). Attendants are not expected nor required to provide any of their company’s data, results, or any sort of interpretation.
The practical goal of the seminar is to share our learnt lessons on assessing the petroleum prospectivity of the Levant Basin ahead of Lebanon’s second licensing round – in line of achieving an excellent turn out and subsequent discoveries. Our workflow is based on seismic interpretation, prospect mapping, reasonable multi-scenario modelling and probabilistic information, which lead to sound decisions for less risky hydrocarbon exploration. The expected petroleum plays will be evaluated in light of regional play fairway analysis, and key prospects will be individually assessed to determine the exploration risk.
The delivering method of this seminar is centred on inter-active group activities with a minimum amount of lecturing. After presenting the regional geology and tectonic evolution of the Eastern Mediterranean region, the participants will work with hands-on exercises to understand the petroleum systems and the associated risk. The classroom exercises and theoretical presentations will be complemented by a one-day field visit north of Beirut in order to examine potential analogues for carbonate prospects, recognise the depositional environments in terms of reservoirs and source rocks, and visualise the large structural fabric of the Levant margin.
Who Should Attend:
Geologists, exploration managers and oil & gas professionals with an interest in the East Mediterranean’s geology or in the upcoming licensing rounds in the region. This workshop will particularly help New Venture teams of IOCs who are exploring the potential of offshore Lebanon ahead of Lebanon’s 2nd offshore bid-round.