|Operations Geology - OG|
|Prospect and Play Assessment - PPA|
|Petroleum Geology for Early Career Geoscientists and Engineers - PGGE|
|Development Geology - DG|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Peter Bartok, Andrew Harper, Howard Johnson, John Sneider
Successful field appraisal, development, and management requires a fundamental understanding of the reservoir pore space distribution. Participants learn, through hands-on exercises, to compile a development plan that emphasizes optimal recovery. Emphasis is placed on rock, log and test data to distinguish reservoir and non-reservoir rock properties. Structural, stratigraphic, deposition and diagenetic concepts are used to locate drill sites and describe reservoirs. The input required to construct a geologic reservoir model is reviewed. Participants learn the importance of modifying development plans as a field becomes more mature. Techniques for mature field rejuvenation are discussed through case histories.
"Course is very good, no improvement required. All topics are well covered." - Geophysicist, Oman
"Felt all topics addressed warranted genuine focus. I appreciated the flexibility of the course/professor to meet the needs of the class and address our specific fields/projects." - Reservoir Engineer, United States
Reservoir, development, and exploration geologists; geophysicists; petrophysicists; log analysts; petroleum engineers; and experienced technicians.
You Will Learn:
MR. PETER BARTOK is an Adjunct Professor of Geology at the University of Houston and a Petroleum Exploration Consultant with research interests in unconventional shale resources, complex salt tectonics, and the application of rock physics to exploration. His experience with BP included project management for Latin America and US Chief Onshore Geologist as well as research investigations related to high sensitivity aeromagnetics in Europe, Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. He also performed studies on the role of CO2 and diagenesis in the sub-salt of the southern North Sea. He has evaluated prospects in over 40 basins of the world in Latin America, Europe, China and West Africa. He defined the exploration technique that led to the discovery of the Pinda carbonates in Angola. Mr. Bartok received BS and MS degrees from the State University of New York. He has worked as a geophysicist for over 20 years and has published over 20 articles.
MR. ANDREW HARPER is a petroleum geologist with 32 years of international exploration and development experience, including 21 years with ARCO. He has experience in the North Sea, the Middle East, China, Indonesia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia, as well as the US Rocky Mts. and the Alaska North Slope. Since 2001, he has worked with MI Energy Corp on three oil field development projects located onshore NE China. He received a BA in Geology from Williams College and an MS in Geological Sciences from the University of Southern California.
DR. HOWARD D. JOHNSON is a Shell Professor of Petroleum Geology at the Imperial College London. His extensive experience in the Petroleum Geology industry includes research, exploration and production geology, sedimentology and petroleum engineering. He also has wide experience in delivering technical courses, including Development Geology, Sedimentology, Reservoir Characterization and Modelling and Basin Analysis. He consulted for many companies such as BP, ExxonMobil, Shell and PETRONAS. His involvement within the industry goes on to include many technical publications, membership several professional bodies, such as SPE, AAPG, and PESGB, and participation on several societal and industry committees. He received a BS in Geology from the University of Liverpool and a PhD in Geology with focus on Sedimentology from the University of Oxford. He spent a few years as a research fellow at the University of Leiden and the University of East Anglia where he was involved in sedimentology research.
DR. JOHN S. SNEIDER is President of Sneider Exploration, Inc., an exploration/exploitation consulting service that conducts studies around the world, but with a focus in Latin America, China, North Africa and the United States. He is also involved with industry training with more than 18 years' experience in Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, the North Sea, Switzerland, Korea, China, the Gulf Coast, Alaska, and the Permian Basin. From 1994 to the present, he has been a partner in PetroTech Associates, providing exploration/exploitation with analysis and evaluation of reservoir, seal and flow barrier rock types. From 1989 to 1990 he was a consultant for Green Hill Petroleum, Inc., in East Texas, and previously was a geologist with Shell Oil, Inc., in South Texas. While working on his PhD in Geology and Geophysics at Rice University, he spent 18 months in the Elf Acquitaine Paris office working various sequence stratigraphy projects focusing in the North Sea. He received a BS and an MS in Geology from Texas A&M and a PhD in Geology and Geophysics from Rice University.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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