FIELD COURSES in Europe bring the classroom to LIfE
"Field course was excellent. Very well constructed and delivered."
"Applicable to what I'm working on!"
"Very informative. A good introduction and overview to North Sea petroleum geology/reservoir systems."
"Being introduced to new analogs and the North Sea analogs/examples really reinforced each topic."
These are just some of the comments from participants in these dynamic field trip courses, coming soon to Europe.
Deep-water Turbidite Depositional Systems and Reservoirs - DWT
The course provides a unique opportunity to examine modern, ancient and subsurface examples of data from turbidite reservoirs. The process of iteration of data types, including analog data that was collected expressly to solve subsurface issues, will be offered to validate subsurface interpretations. The course combines review, state-of-the-art and historical theories for turbidite and debris-flow deposition and process including many case studies of reservoir architecture and sand-body quality and distribution, an introduction to new concepts, ideas, and methods in turbidite reservoir geology. Sessions in Nice and Kilkee will include field trips. The seven-day sessions will be combined field and classroom based sessions. There will be four days in the classroom with lecture material and oil field exercises on exploration and production, and three days in the field examining spectacular deep-water sections of either the Annot Sandstone Formation in Nice or Ross Sandstone Formation in Kilkee. For Nice session, a moderate degree of physical fitness is required. For Kilkee, the going is easier in the field.
Petroleum geology for early career geoscientists and engineers - pgge
This course focuses on the key geoscience concepts that underpin oil and gas field development and reservoir management. Concepts of depositional systems and stratigraphic variability are illustrated through a combination of lectures, classroom exercises and outcrop examples of typical sandstone reservoir rocks. These concepts are placed in the context of field appraisal, development planning and reservoir management, emphasizing those geoscience topics that are critical to understanding other integrated petroleum engineering disciplines. The course describes the geological controls on reservoir characteristics, including rock properties, fluid saturation distribution and reservoir heterogeneities. The reservoir geology of the nearby coastal outcrops is compared to genetically analogous reservoirs in the North Sea and nearby Wessex basin and implications for understanding reservoir behavior are reviewed. Reservoir characteristics are related to awareness level construction of static geo-cellular models, dynamic flow models, development plans, production forecasts and the workflows of integrated field development teams. The course is intended to integrate geoscience at a level appropriate for subsurface engineers at a cross-discipline level.
North Sea Petroleum Geology: Integrated Classroom, Core Store and Field Analogue on Reservoir Deposystems - NSPG
The course is a G&G focused course and keeps to the subject areas of regional geology, structural evolution, depositional environments, play types and specific field case studies for the taught component. An overview of each (clastic) depositional environment is given, followed by related field or reservoir case studies. After the first three days of classroom overview and case study lectures, we go to the core store to examine seven wells: students have the chance to briefly describe sections from each well, to add to their understanding of the environments. Three days in the field in Northumberland we can then investigate most to the environments studied.