|Deep-water Turbidite Depositional Systems and Reservoirs - DWT|
|North Sea Petroleum Geology: Integrated Classroom, Core Store and Field Analogue on Reservoir Deposystems - NSPG|
|Sandstone Reservoirs - SR|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Bryan Cronin, Larry Lens
|This course is essential for geoscientists and engineers involved in the exploration and development of clastic reservoirs. It focuses on methods that can be used to improve the prediction of reservoir size, shape, trend, and quality through detailed analysis of depositional environments. The sedimentary characteristics of each of the principal clastic depositional systems are presented in detail, using examples from recent environments, outcrops, cores, wireline logs, and test/production data from oil and gas fields in various parts of the world (United States, North Sea/Atlantic, Africa, Middle East, Far East, etc.). Practical exercises are taken from each of the principal depositional settings and involve detailed mapping, interpretation of core and log characteristics, and integration of data from FMI logs. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental sedimentary principles (modern, ancient, and subsurface) to actual subsurface data so that the participants can immediately use the information in their exploration and development activities.|
Geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir and production engineers, exploration-production managers, all team members involved in reservoir characterization, and technicians working with clastic reservoirs. The course provides a refresher in new concepts in this field for geoscientists at a foundation level.
You Will Learn:
DR. BRYAN CRONIN is a geologist with 26 years of technical experience with deep-water clastics (turbidites) at outcrop, on the sea floor and in the subsurface as hydrocarbon reservoirs. He also works on other clastic sandstone reservoirs such as shallow marine and deltaic. He has been involved in education and training for over two decades with postgraduate (MSc and PhD) students, oil company employees, and other industry professionals. Professor Cronin has run reservoir field courses for many years for industry (Specialist Geology/Geophysics; Foundation for Engineers; Asset Team Integration Courses and Team-building events) in the Alps, Pyrenees, western California, Western Ireland, SE Spain, eastern and southern Turkey. He also runs a series of 1-, 2-day and week-long technical short courses for industry. From 2005, he became an independent consultant, working on deep-water reservoirs in the North Sea, West Africa and beyond. He is an Honorary Professor in four Universities: University of Aberdeen; Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen; Firat (Euphrates) University in eastern Turkey; and PetroChina Institute of Petroleum Geology in Hangzhou, China. He also runs industry courses at home and overseas for companies such as PDVSA, PetroChina and SONATRACH. He is actively involved in Exploration and Production geological consultancy, from peer-assist consultancy, data room visits, core description and interpretation projects, seismic interpretation, workshops, field courses, etc., in a wide variety of global areas. Professor Cronin was awarded the William Smith Fund by the Geological Society, London, in 2007 as part of the society's bicentenary celebrations. This prestigious award was due to his work on interaction between academia and the oil and gas industry, as well as his international standing in his fields of research into deepwater sedimentary systems and reservoirs. Professor Cronin has a PhD from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He studied the architecture of channels in deep-water systems: variability, quantification and applications. He also has an MSc from the National University of Ireland, Dublin (Petroleum Geology), and a BSc from the National University of Ireland, Cork.
MR. LARRY F. LENS has over 33 years' experience in the petroleum industry working for Amoco and BP. Starting as a working Geologist in the Texas Gulf Coast and West Texas regions, he later expanded into the international arena working in Gabon and Congo after which he became Amoco's Regional Geologist for Africa and the Middle East. He was Amoco's Country Manager in Ghana in the late 1980's, Consulting Geologist in New Orleans, and then Chief Geologist for Amoco's Worldwide Exploration Group. Larry later transferred to Denver to build a new exploration team supporting Amoco's North American gas strategy and later returned to the international arena working in Angola. After Angola, Larry became the Technical Learning and Development Manager for the BP E&P group globally. He began work on the Training and Education strategy which was a part of BP's commitment to gain entry into Libya. He worked in Tripoli, Libya with a dual focus on BP's Training & Education commitment to the National Oil Corporation of Libya as well as the internal focus on training and development within BP. After retiring from BP in late 2009, Mr. Lens took on a leading role in developing the PetroSkills Accelerated Development Programs across all of the E&P Disciplines, having seen this as a need in the Oil and Gas Industry. He has an MS degree from the University of Georgia and a BS degree from the University of Michigan both in Geology.
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.
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Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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