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2011 TRAINIING SCHEDULE

LIST OF COURSES
Q1
January 10-14 Sequence Stratigraphy and Facies Analysis: An Integrated
Approach (Dr. Octavian Catuneanu; 5 days)

March 21-25 Prospect Evaluation, Risk Analysis and Petroleum Economics (Gerhard
Diephuis; 5 days)
Q2
May 9-13 Petroleum Systems Analysis & Exploration Geochemistry. (Dr Wiekert
Visser; 5 days)

May 16-20 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Deepwater Setting (Dr. Octavian


Catuneanu; 5 days)

May 23-27 Sequence Stratigraphy: Principles and Applications (Dr. Octavian


Catuneanu; 5 days)

June 20-24 Introduction to the E&P Business for non-Technical Staff (Ed van Riessen;
5 days)

Q3
July 25-29 Clastic Reservoir Characterization (Dr. E. Uitentuis; 5 days)

August 8-12 Advance Seismic Interpretation (Gerhard Diephuis; 5 days)

September 12-24 Structure, Tectonics and Sedimentary Basin Analysis in the


northern Rocky Mountains, USA (Prof. Lee Suttner)

Q4
October 10-14 Facies Analysis: from Sediments to Depositional Systems (Dr. Octavian
Catuneanu; 5 days)

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COURSE OUTLINE
Sequence Stratigraphy and Facies Analysis: An Integrated Approach (5 Days)
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Octavian Catuneanu

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who want to learn the process-based
method of sequence (and seismic) stratigraphy for correlation, facies analysis and the delineation of stratigraphic
traps.

TEXTBOOK: Catuneanu, O. (2006) Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy. Elsevier, 375 pp.

COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES: Facies analysis is integrated with the method of sequence stratigraphy for a
process-based approach to stratigraphic modeling. Sedimentary processes are discussed to provide an
understanding for the predictable distribution of depositional elements across a sedimentary basin. The course
applies both to petroleum-field development (sub-depositional system scale) and to petroleum exploration
(depositional system and depositional-system association scales).

Facies analysis is the foundation for the interpretation of depositional systems from well-log, core, outcrop and
seismic data sets. Seismic geomorphology and seismic sedimentology are integrated with classic facies analysis to
provide the full spectrum of methodologies used in modern sequence stratigraphy. In-class exercises emphasize
the use of various types of data for the development of facies models, paleogeographic maps, and sequence
stratigraphic frameworks. This process-based approach to the understanding of sedimentary systems enables the
practitioner to generate accurate models that describe the origins, internal architecture and relationships of
reservoirs, source rocks and seal facies.

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:


Historical development of sequence stratigraphy
Methods and workflow of sequence stratigraphic analysis
Fundamental concepts of sequence stratigraphy
Sequence stratigraphic surfaces
Systems tracts
Sequences and sequence models
Time attributes of stratigraphic surfaces
Hierarchy of sequences and sequence boundaries
Applications to all depositional systems

Prospect Appraisal, Risk Analyses & Petroleum Economics (5 days)


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. G. Diephuis

BUSINESS CONTEXT: E&P professionals should be aware of the uncertainty in their prediction of the volumes of oil
and gas in a structure, which is best expressed by a probabilistic statement: the expectation curve. A further
awareness is needed of project economics in oilfield development. This course will present the participants with a
wider view, from translating prospect evaluations into probabilities of hydrocarbon volumes and into the
monetary value of a wider prospect area, as well as the basics of development economics.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Explorationists involved in prospect generation, team leaders, exploration managers,
petroleum engineers involved in economic evaluation.

COURSE CONTENT:
· The position of prospect appraisal and petroleum economics in the context of the E&P decision process.
· A recapitulation of descriptive statistics and of probability theory. Definition of relevant distributions.
· Estimation and parameterization of variables for prospect appraisal, including their uncertainties
· Elementary Reservoir Engineering principles and reserve definitions
· Quantification of world-wide exploration experience
· Principles of Bayesian statistics, and its application prospect appraisal
· Basic economics, different fiscal systems and Petroleum Contracts
· Development project economics and sensitivities to internal and external factors
· Decision analysis
· Exploration economics based on Expected Monetary Value
· Scenario development

LEARNING, METHODS AND TOOLS:


The course uses an alternation between lecturing, paper and computer exercises. Hand-out material will comprise
a text and copies of presented slides.

Petroleum Systems Analysis & Exploration Geochemistry (5 days)


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. W.Visser

BUSINESS CONTEXT: Petroleum systems analysis is an important tool in hydrocarbon exploration. The
understanding of charge mechanisms forms part of this work and is a key working area for petroleum geochemists.
Geochemical data on source rocks, oil, and gas constitute input as well as calibration of hydrocarbon charge
models. The prediction of fluid type (oil or gas; quality of the oil) and volumes generated in the basin, or present in
un-drilled traps, relies on the understanding of geochemistry and petroleum charge systems.

The focus of this course lies in integration between geology and geochemistry.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Petroleum geologists, geochemists and geophysicists, involved with petroleum
exploration.

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:

· Basins and Petroleum Systems


· Source rock formation processes
· Recognition & evaluation of source rocks (Rock Eval/TOC, microscopy, etc)
· Maturity
· Basic organic chemistry of oil and gas.
· Geological information from oil and gas analysis.
· Oil-oil and oil-source rock correlation
· “Oil families”: recognizing different charge systems within a single basin.
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· Migration of hydrocarbons.
· Gas geochemistry
· Simple charge prediction
· Surface geochemistry as exploration tool.

LEARNING, METHODS AND TOOLS: At the end of the 5-day course participants will have gained basic insight into
essential geochemical concepts, and have gained basic skills in applying geochemical tools. Exercises are aimed at
reinforcing the acquired knowledge in a practical context. The major interpretation exercises are aimed at
providing real hands-on experience. Geologists and geochemists will have learned each other’s language.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Deep-water Settings (5 days)


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Octavian Catuneanu

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who are interested in petroleum
exploration and production in deep-water settings.

COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES: This workshop presents all aspects that are relevant to the definition of
petroleum systems in the deep-water setting: from tectonic framework to depositional elements and the methods
involved in petroleum exploration and production. All concepts are illustrated with field examples of seismic, well-
log, core, and outcrop data. The workshop promotes a multidisciplinary approach that integrates insights from
basin analysis, stratigraphy and sedimentology to generate a comprehensive understanding of the deep-water
setting. The course participants will also learn how to use sequence stratigraphy for facies predictions in
exploration and production.

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:

· Deep-water tectonic settings


· Deep-water processes and facies
· Depositional elements in the deep-water setting
· Deep-water sequence stratigraphy
· Sequence stratigraphic surfaces
· Systems tracts in the deep-water setting
· Sequences in the deep-water setting
· Deep-water petroleum system: reservoirs, seals, source rocks
· Petroleum plays in the deep-water setting

Sequence Stratigraphy: Principles and Applications (5 days)


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Octavian Catuneanu

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who want to learn the method of
sequence (and seismic) stratigraphy for correlation, facies prediction, and the delineation of stratigraphic traps.

TEXTBOOK: Catuneanu, O. (2006) Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy. Elsevier, 375 pp.

COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES: This workshop presents the concepts and practical applications of sequence
stratigraphy for petroleum exploration and production. All concepts are illustrated with field examples of seismic,
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well-log, core, and outcrop data. In-class exercises emphasize the recognition of sequence stratigraphic surfaces
and systems tracts on well-log cross-sections, seismic lines, and outcrop profiles. The points of agreement and
difference between the various sequence stratigraphic approaches (models) are discussed, and guidelines are
provided for a standardized process-based workflow of sequence stratigraphic analysis. This enables the
practitioner to eliminate nomenclatural or methodological confusions, and apply sequence stratigraphy effectively
for facies predictions in exploration and production.

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:

· Historical development of sequence stratigraphy


· Methods and workflow of sequence stratigraphic analysis
· Fundamental concepts of sequence stratigraphy
· Sequence stratigraphic surfaces
· Systems tracts
· Sequences and sequence models
· Time attributes of stratigraphic surfaces
· Hierarchy of sequences and sequence boundaries
· Applications to all depositional systems

Introduction to the E&P Business for non-Technical Staff (5 days)


INTRUCTOR: Dr. Ed van Riessen

BUSINESS CONTEXT: HR, Finance and administrative staff in the oil & gas business, or staff in organizations
working with the oil industry, often have insufficient understanding of the “upstream” business processes. This
course provides a full overview of exploration for hydrocarbons, field development on- and offshore, operations,
processing and transportation of oil and gas. The history of the business, project economics and global and
political issues are also discussed. As participants will work on an actual field development project in teams, team
processes and team building will be part of the course.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: New HR, technical support, finance and administrative staff in the oil & gas business. Staff
in organizations working with the oil industry (investment bankers, service industry staff).

CONTENT OF THE PROGRAMME: History of the oil industry, current issues. Geological concepts, global distribution
of hydrocarbons, nature and geometry of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Methods and tools used for hydrocarbon
exploration, including drilling. Static and dynamic models (reservoir engineering) of reservoirs, how to assess
amounts of hydrocarbons-in-place and its uncertainties. Field appraisal and development, surface engineering and
field operations. Project - life cycle -economics. Environmental issues.

Clastic Reservoir Characterization (5 days)


INSTRUTOR: Dr. E. Uitentuis

COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES: The main objective of a development team is to identify the type and scale of
heterogeneity that is most likely to affect the distribution of non-recovered mobile oil and gas in their subsurface
reservoirs. The clastic depositional environment is particularly complex and many factors may cause a lower than
expected recovery. Outcrops, cores, borehole images, logs, production test and reservoir level seismic can help
provide detailed information about architecture, fluid flow and the heterogeneities in a reservoir. The objective of
this course is: i)understanding depositional parameters defining the reservoir architecture, ii) the use of tools to
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predict subsurface reservoir architecture and iii) the impact of the heterogeneities on reservoir performance at
different scales.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Geophysicists, geologists, Petrophysicist and reservoir engineers involved in exploration,
appraisal and development of clastic oil and gas accumulations.

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:


· Framework for reservoir modeling
· Depositional processes and deposits
· Geological features influencing hydrocarbon recovery
· Clastic Reservoir Architecture, determination of architecture from seismic, logs, tests and core data
· Geologic controls on porosity and permeability
· Trap type and compartmentalization of the reservoir
· Faults, fractures and fluid flow. Sealing capacity of faults; shale baffles
· Core acquisition, analysis and interpretation
· From geological data to engineering models
· Principles of up scaling and application of Geostatistics
· Capturing subsurface uncertainties in volume estimates

LEARNING, METHODS AND TOOLS: The course is designed to provide the best possible interaction between
lectures and multidisciplinary team exercises. The course focuses on understanding the needs of the different
parties that are involved in reservoir performance prediction. At the end of the course, the participants will be able
to present their strategies in the development of a clastic oil reservoir.

Advance Seismic Interpretation (5 days)


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. G. Diephuis

BUSINESS CONTEXT: Profitable development of a hydrocarbon accumulations starts with a good understanding of
the subsurface. Advanced methods in seismic interpretation will lead to delineation and reservoir characterization,
in turn leading to subsurface models fit for simulation. Appropriate use of various techniques such as AVA, Time
Lapse and seismo-stratigraphy are essential in the assessment and quantification of reservoir parameters.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All those involved in field development and interpreters wanting to become familiar with
more advanced seismic interpretation techniques.

METHODS: Exercises on paper and using Excel


1. Recapitulation of seismic fundamentals
2. Key elements of (geo) statistics
3. Introduction into Rock and fluid physics
4. Extraction of horizon and volume attributes
5. Seismic inversion, methods and interpretation
6. Introduction to AVA – Amplitude versus Angle
7. Validation of Direct Hydrocarbon Indications
8. Elements of Stratigraphic interpretation
9. Introduction to Time Lapse techniques
10. Advanced time-to-depth conversion
11. Fundamentals of uncertainty determination, emphasis on TZ conversion
12. Volume calculations
13. Recapitulation of the course
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LEARNING, METHODS AND TOOLS:
This course teaches how to:

· Understand the fundamental concepts in geophysical exploration


· Grasp the potential of seismic data in terms of interpretation value
· Liaise and collaborate with experts in the fields of seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation
· To place and value geophysical activities in a multi-disciplinary context
· Judge the merits of various geophysical techniques
· Recognize artefacts and direct hydrocarbon indications on seismic
· Value novel developments such as time lapse seismic for exploration/petroleum development purposes

Facies Analysis: from Sediments to Depositional Systems (5 days)


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Octavian Catuneanu

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who want to learn the method of facies
analysis and its applications to petroleum exploration, reservoir modeling and production optimization.

COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES: This workshop presents the processes and products involved in the
formation of depositional systems, from the scale of individual grains to the larger scale of facies and facies
associations. Depositional-system associations are also discussed to provide an understanding to the predictable
distribution of depositional elements across a sedimentary basin. The course applies both to petroleum-field
development (sub-depositional system scale) and to petroleum exploration (depositional system and depositional-
system association scales).

Course attendees will learn the method of facies analysis, which is the foundation for the interpretation of
depositional systems from well-log, core, outcrop and seismic data sets. The concepts of seismic geomorphology
and seismic sedimentology are integrated with the classic rock-based methods of facies analysis to provide the full
spectrum of methodologies used in modern petroleum exploration and production. In-class exercises emphasize
the use of various types of data for the development of facies models and paleogeographic maps. This process-
based approach to the understanding of sedimentary systems enables the practitioner to generate accurate
models that describe the origins, internal architecture and relationships of reservoirs, source rocks and seal facies.

Course content includes:


1) Sedimentary textures
2) Flow regimes and sedimentary structures
3) The method of facies analysis
4) Facies models for eolian systems
5) Facies models for fluvial systems
6) Facies models for coastal systems: estuaries, deltas, open shorelines
7) Facies models for shallow-water clastic systems
8) Facies models for deep-water clastic systems
9) Facies models for carbonate systems: platforms, ramps, banks

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TRAINERS PROFILE

Octavian Catuneanu

Octavian Catuneanu is Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta,
Canada, with Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto (1996) and the University of Bucharest (1992). He is the
recipient of several distinctions in the field of Geology, including best paper awards from the Geological Society of
America (2002) and the Romanian Academy (1994). Octavian Catuneanu has served as the Chair of the North
American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature (2005-2006), the Chair of the Canadian Sedimentology
Research Group (a division of the Geological Association of Canada; 2004-2007), and he is the current Chair of the
International Working Group on Sequence Stratigraphy (working towards the standardization of sequence
stratigraphy in the International Stratigraphic Guide and in the North American Stratigraphic Code). He is the
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, and also serves on the editorial board of the
Journal of African Earth Sciences and as an Associate Editor of the Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology.

He is the author of Elsevier's textbook titled "Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy" (Elsevier's 2006-2007 best seller,
and recipient of a 2007 "Outstanding Academic Title" CHOICE Award), co-editor or senior editor of several books
and special issues, and author of numerous publications in the fields of Sedimentology, stratigraphy and basin
analysis. He is currently involved in several international research programmes and as an instructor of sequence
stratigraphy and basin analysis workshops for conferences and companies worldwide.

Gerhard Diephuis

Gerhard Diephuis (1947) studied Geology and Geophysics at the State University of Leiden, The Netherlands. After
his military service he joined Shell International in 1977 and was posted soon thereafter to Sarawak Shell in
Malaysia, as seismic interpreter. In 1982 he was seconded to Woodside Petroleum, where he jointly interpreted
the Rankin 3D survey. In 1984 he moved to Shell Expro in London, where he first worked as senior geophysicist in
the Central North Sea Team and later led the Business Opportunity Team. In 1987 he was posted to Oman where
he became Discipline Head Production Seismology. In that function he was the main instigator of the Natih 3D3C
Experimental Survey, an industry first. In 1991 he left for the NAM in The Netherlands, in charge of a section
specialized in applying novel techniques in Quantitative Interpretation. Since 1997 Diephuis is independent
consultant engaged in a large number of very varied assignments in combination with educational activities both
for industry and university. From 1997 to 2004 Diephuis was first Associate Editor and later Editor in Chief of
Geophysical Prospecting.

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Wiekert Visser

Wiekert Visser (1948) obtained his MSc in geology /geochemistry at Utrecht University, and his PhD at the
University of Illinois at Chicago. He joined Shell in 1979 as research geochemist. After a few years, he changed
disciplines to seismic interpretation and worked as an interpreter in Oman. In 1989 he became team leader of the
Seismic Stratigraphy services group within Shell, subsequently moved on to head the geochemistry research effort
and finished his career within Shell as Chief Geochemist for the company. During the years 1999-2003 Visser was
Manager of Exploration and Field Evaluation at the State Oil Company of Suriname. In 2003 he established his own
consultancy company "Cepex" (Consultancy and Education in Petroleum Exploration).

Ed van Riessen

Ed van Riessen (1947) graduated in geology at Leiden University.


He spent some years in geophysical research and as a teacher in geography. He joined Shell in 1973 and worked as
a petroleum engineer and geologist in Oman, The Hague, Brunei and Thailand. After his return to Holland, Ed
developed and delivered training, was technical advisor for projects in Russia, and management consultant for
organizational change. He completed his career in Shell as general manager of a joint venture in Moscow. In 1998
Ed started his own consultancy bureau, and has carried out learning development projects in Oman and has given
Exploration & Production training in Nigeria, Europe, the Middle- and Far East and Russia.

Evert Uitentuis

Evert Uitentuis (1951) graduated in geology at Utrecht University in 1976. After a spell in the Dutch army he joined
Shell International Petroleum Company in 1978. He worked in various functions (petroleum engineer, production
geologist, Petrophysical engineer, unitisations) in Oman, the Netherlands, UK and Gabon. He completed his career
in Shell in 1999 as sub-surface coordinator for an HPHT project in London. Evert is currently active as technical
consultant on short assignments for eg. Shell Nigeria and preparing courses related to all aspects of Development
Geology.

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