Course Scope

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.


 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to be able:

  1. To gain in-depth understanding on the concept of petroleum system, related processes and petroleum system chart
  2. To understand basic geochemical data and reports used in evaluating source rock potential
  3. 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

COURSE CONTENT

  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.