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E-201C - Basin Assessment & Modeling Certification

  • Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers involved in basin analysis and prospect generation, and in the evaluation of exploration-related risks
  • To provide a comprehensive, practical knowledge of basin exploration, analysis & modeling workflow, and to develop competencies and know-how via hands-on activities, case studies and simulations based on state-of-the-art techniques and methods for play assessment and prospect definition
  • To acquire a clear comprehension of analysis methods and techniques applied to basin exploration and related challenges
  • To be able to analyze and interpret a dataset from a specific basin, and to integrate the data in order to elaborate a reliable petroleum system model
  • To build a structural, stratigraphic and sedimentological model, and to track back basin evolution in order to understand play concept and define related prospects
  • To characterize the evolution of a basin, and build the corresponding stratigraphic and thermal model
  • To contribute to the reduction of uncertainty and risks, and optimize investments
  • This training program suits candidates with an engineering degree, a master degree in geosciences or an equivalent diploma, technicians involved in an upgrade process or who wish to validate their know-how in covered disciplines
  • A previous experience is not mandatory but can facilitate the learning process
Les + pédagogiques
  • An important part of the course is dedicated to hands-on activities and simulations on real cases
  • Emphasis is put on practical work to develop participants’ autonomy and their capacity to make appropriate decisions
  • Both personal and group work will contribute to team-building, stimulate debating and communicating about results
  • Case studies are carried out on most popular software tools used in the petroleum industry

Training on exploration geology disciplines
  • Lectures, hands-on activities and case studies are distributed in several modules of one- to two-week long
  • Training content presents a clear operational orientation in order for participants to get familiar with specific techniques via an extensive exposure to simulations on real cases allowing them to anticipate the problems they will have to cope with later in their own projects
  • Introduction to petroleum exploration: techniques and methods
  • Petroleum system processes analysis
  • Seismic and well data interpretation to determine basin infilling and architecture, and trap geometry
  • Sequence stratigraphy analysis
  • Basin analysis and modeling, prospect generation
  • Analysis of risks and uncertainties related to prospect definition
  • Introduction geological characterization of reservoirs
Evaluation of acquired knowledge
  • Weekly quiz at the end of each module
  • Initial evaluation test on training start and final assessment test at the end of the program to assess participants’ learning curve and knowledge acquisition
Project report defence and jury
  • The training program ends with a project on a real case. Participants are involved in a simulated situation and their mission is to summarize, integrate and apply acquired knowledge. Each team will present final results of project to a jury