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Workshop on Petroleum Geoscience

Hydrocarbon Explorationis a very broad terminology and it encompasses studies in various domains. A synergistic approach, integration of various kinds of data in a structured way leads to successful exploration. Every studies like Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling, Facilities, Economics etc. all are equally important. The holistic approach deals with both temporal and spatial data. Therefore studies are principally governed by data, model and knowledge. Sense of scale, observation power and ability to correlate across varieties of information and data are essential for anybody working in these domains.

The two days’ workshop-cum-training is designed by keeping the integration approach in mind.

It is not at all possible to cover entire gamut of exploration in such a limited timeframe. Therefore,

a simplistic approach has been adopted to cover a broad framework of exploration studies with an essence of various geoscientific and engineering data which are very frequently used in oil and gas industry. Every basin has its own characteristics. The more data we see, more knowledge we acquire. A number of real world seismic data sets, wireline log, engineering data etc will be interpreted and discussed during these two days. The workshop includes introduction to models, real data, followed by exercises and discussion. The main focus is on two aspects:

1. Seismic interpretation

2. Basin Analysis and Prospect Evaluation

Who may attend:

Final year geoscience students, preferably M.Sc, Research students, Faculty.

Duration:

Two days: July 2016

Final dates may be decided in due course of time.

Sumangal Dasgupta

Requirements in the classroom:

1. One Laptop and projector

2. Internet connection

3. Google earth (in Laptop)

4. Flipchart or board

5. Students are requested to bring Colour Pencils, Eraser, Pen, Pencils, Calculator, A4 graph paper, Writing pad and A3 size tracing papers. Please do not carry your personal laptop in the classroom as all the exercises will be based on paper copy.

Prerequisites:

Students attending the course/workshop should have some basic understanding of the following topics:

1. Basic knowledge of geology

a. Tectonic processes

b. Trap styles both structural and stratigraphic

c. Idea of depositional environments and stratigraphic features like channel, bar, fan etc.

d. Basics of sequence stratigraphy

2. Basic understanding of seismic data

a. Interpretation of seismic section

b. Preliminary knowledge of rock physics

3. Well logs

a. Common wireline logs like GR, Resistivity, Neutron, Density, Sonic, Caliper etc

b. Preliminary knowledge of formation evaluation

4. Fundamental idea of source rock

a. Deposition

b. Maturity and migration

5. Basic idea of reservoir engineering

a. MDT/DST

b. Pressure gradients

c. Oil shrinkage factor and Gas expansion factor

6. Volumetric estimation and risking based on petroleum system elements

Sumangal Dasgupta

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Sumangal Dasgupta