Geosciences

 

 

  • Geophysics  

 

 Overview

One of the key goals of the course is to explain the large and confusing amount of « jargon » that is used by the Geophysical community when they use seismic data. The course is supplemented by a large number of case histories that concretely illustrate the principles in the course material.

Designed for

 

Students, geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data as a communication vehicle.

Course content

 

 

  • The nature of seismic data
  • What causes seismic reflections and how they relate to rock properties including pore filling material
  • Seismic velocities as they relate to rock properties and the imaging process
  • The relationship between seismic velocities and pore pressure
  • Pore pressure prediction
  • Seismic data processing and seismic migration
  • Prestack, poststack, time and depth imaging
  • Direct hydrocarbon indicators
  • Seismic inversion for rock and fluid properties
  • Seismic attributes
  • Recent developments in seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation

 

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 5 days

Location: Sfax, Tunisia

 

 

  • Petroleum geology  (Including geological trip)

 

      Overview

Objectives of the course are to broaden your geological vocabulary, explain selected geological principles and processes, and describe how certain petroleum reservoirs and source rocks are formed.

Designed for

 

Students, petroleum industry personnel in need of basic geological training, including engineering, geophysical, technical support, and administrative personnel.

Course content

 

 

  • Minerals and rocks
  • Plate tectonics
  • Geological times
  • Weathering and erosion
  • Deposition
  • Diagenesis
  • Reservoirs
  • Structural geology and petroleum
  • Origin, migration, and trapping of petroleum

 

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 6 days

Location: Sfax, Tunisia

 

 

  • Geological modeling

 

      Overview

To provide the knowledge and develop the skills needed in geological modeling for integrated reservoir studies

 

Designed for

 

  • Students, petroleum industry personnel, geophysicists, geologists and reservoir engineers involved in integrated reservoir studies.

 

Course content

 

 

  • Reservoir characterization workflow basic principles.5 day

 

Introduction and objectives

Case study: field presentation

 

  • Project organization

 

Define project

Data QC and synthetic table

Data management

Build database

 

  • Structural modeling

 

Structural context

Well correlation and stratigraphic data analysis

Constraining static model with dynamic data

Surface generation

Horizon picking and seismic fault network

Layering

Structural modeling

Mapping reservoir structures

Checking results

 

  • Rock-typing and modeling

 

Log upscaling and comparison with rock-typing

Facies modeling

Petrophysical modeling

Mapping gross thickness, NTG maps and reservoir properties for QC results

 

  • Volume computation and uncertainties

 

Calculate a volumetric accumulation for a selection of parameters

Sensitivity of different parameters

 

  • Introduction to PETREL

 

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 5 days

Location: Sfax, Tunisia

 

 

 

  Overview

Petrophysics is fundamental to all aspects of the petroleum business. Principles, applications, and integration of petrophysical information for reservoir description will be discussed in depth. Through a combination of class discussion and exercises participants will learn how to conduct competent quick-look evaluations. Using data from open hole logs and core data you will evaluate porosity, permeability, and saturation in a variety of reservoirs.

Knowing how to integrate petrophysical information with other data sources will improve participants’ ability to assess technical risk when examining hydrocarbon opportunities.

 

Designed for

 

Students, Geoscientists and engineers

Course content

 

 

  • Fundamental concepts of petrophysics
  • Depositional systems and petrophysical rock parameters
  • Nature of porosity and permeability
  • Basic rock properties; theory and quicklook techniques
  • Mudlogging
  • Core analysis, acquisition, interpretation, and quality checks
  • Theory and basics of resistivity, radioactivity, acoustic tools
  • Determination of rock types using core and logs
  • Open hole logging
  • Petrophysical impact on economic uncertainty
  • Evolving petrophysical technologies

 

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 5 days

Location: Sfax, Tunisia