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|Prospect and Play Assessment - PPA|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jeffrey (Jeff) Aldrich, Tom Temples
Assessment of plays and prospects is an important tool in managing financial and human resources. This fully revised and updated course is a fully modern approach to defining prospect and play volumetrics, uncertainties in defining these volumes and the risk that the accumulation exists. This practical course is adaptable to any workplace. The course evaluates other published approaches and contrasts them with the recommended procedures allowing the participants to choose the very best approach to resource evaluation. This course offers the industry quantitative, probabilistic play and prospect assessment procedures that are consistent and repeatable allowing for direct comparisons play to play or prospect to prospect. In addition, the methods offer measures of the play prospectiveness based on the number and resource size distribution of potential future fields. The course objectives are: (1) to provide knowledge and unique tools for practical, systematic, predrill assessment of potentially recoverable oil and gas; (2) to use the best available methods - trap volumetrics and hydrocarbon charge for prospects, and potential numbers and sizes of prospects for plays; (3) to quantify all geologic risks and uncertainties; and, (4) to provide insights for managers and reviewers in evaluating assessments, avoiding pitfalls, high-grading exploration opportunities, and planning selectively for the future. It focuses on the exploration concepts and models that are essential to effective assessments. The concepts and techniques learned in the course are applied to real industry examples in exercises and workshops. Tools include comprehensive assessment forms for prospects and plays, and graphs, data tables, and guidelines for making all assessment decisions. These tools help participants estimate risks and success ratios, field-size distributions, field and prospect densities, trap geometry corrections, multiple reservoir factors, porosities, permeabilities, saturations, formation volume factors, gas/oil ratios, formation temperatures, oil and gas recovery efficiencies, API gravities, gas gravities, NGL ratios, and oil and gas yields from source rocks. The forms and procedures are easily adaptable for internal usage in any oil and gas organization. All factors can be handled in either metric or English units.
"I really saw the value in standardizing a system to quantify a play/prospect. Although I found, at times, the methods appeared quite subjective, it ultimately allowed for a detailed comparison. Very interesting subjects. " - Exploration Geophysicist, Canada
"The instructor was quite awesome." - Development Geologist, Croatia
All exploration team members and leaders including geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, analysts, reservoir engineers, economists, planners and managers who make business decisions based upon exploration data.
You Will Learn:
MR. JEFFREY ALDRICH is a Vice President and Senior Geoscientist with MHA Petroleum Consultants Inc., a Denver-based petroleum consulting firm. He has over 30 years of global oil and gas experience working from frontier exploration through appraisal and large development projects. His expertise is in unconventional reservoirs, prospect evaluation, reserve determinations and multi-discipline and multi-culture team dynamics. Prior to joining MHA, he held various management and technical positions with Dart Energy, an Australian global unconventional gas company, Greenpark Energy, a UK CBM company, PetroSA, the South African national oil company, Forest Oil, Maxus Energy and Pennzoil Oil and Gas Company. He has a BS in Geology from Vanderbilt University and an MS in Geology from Texas A&M University. He is an active member in the AAPG, SPE, RMAG, DWLS, DIPS and is a Certified Petroleum Geologist (#3791). He is author or co-author of over 25 papers and/or technical presentations.
Dr. TOM J. TEMPLES is a consulting geologist and geophysicist with over 30 years of experience in geology, geophysics, health and safety relating to both the petroleum and environmental industries. He is an adjunct professor at Clemson University and was formerly a Research Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. He has extensive experience in subsurface mapping, seismic stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, seismic interpretation, petroleum geology, and geophysics. He is a former Vice President and Exploration Manager of independent oil producers where he was responsible for exploration and generation of prospects for drilling as well as the risk assessment and budget preparation. Prior to this he was Senior Geotechnical Advisor to the Department of Energy and served in various capacities with Texaco. He received a B.S. from Clemson University, a MS from University of Georgia and a PhD from the University of South Carolina.
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
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A