This course provides an in-depth understanding of important geological processes leading to a working petroleum system in a basin. It also provides participants with essential knowledge on geochemical techniques needed to evaluate source rock potential, basin hydrocarbon potential evaluation and identification of possible migration pathways.
Duration: 4 days
Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to be able:
- To gain in-depth understanding on the concept of petroleum system, related processes and petroleum system chart
- To understand basic geochemical data and reports used in evaluating source rock potential
- To assess all relevant petroleum system elements such as reservoir, migration, seal, trap and the importance of timing in the development of a petroleum system
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM SYSTEM ANALYSIS (1 DAY)
- Petroleum system concept.
- Petroleum system elements, their characteristics and definitions.
- Development of petroleum system chart.
SOURCE ROCKS FORMATION AND DISTRIBUTION (1 DAY)
- Formation of source rocks and organic matter distribution.
- Types of kerogen.
- Source rocks distribution in space and time.
FROM SOURCE ROCK TO ACCUMULATION (1 DAY)
Hydrocarbon formation and migration
- Source rocks potential evaluation.
- Modeling of hydrocarbon formation.
- Migration, migration pathways and timing.
- Reservoirs, traps and seals.
BIOMARKERS (0.5 DAY)
Concept of biomarkers
- Analytical methods for determining biomarkers.
- Origin and depositional environments.
- Oil/ source rock correlation.
- Maturity parameters and maturity determination.
WORKSHOP ON HANDS ON REAL LIFE PETROLEUM SYSTEM ANALYSIS (0.5 DAY)
Group discussions, data integration and write up.