Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists

Geology, Seismology & Petrophysics
Upstream Oil & Gas


The oil industry from upstream to downstream is a multifaceted industry and a broad shop employing everyone from administrative staff to accountants, lawyers, chemists, production technologists, health and safety officers through to procurement, business economists and pilots. But its life blood is first finding and then producing commercial quantities of oil, and this starts with an understanding of the geology. Anyone who is employed in the oil industry should have a basic understanding of this quest to find oil, how it starts, what the fundamentals are and what the exploration geologist is looking for to make a discovery. They should also be aware of the risks involved and what the geologist does to minimize these. When that commercial oil field has been found and is being produced, it is also necessary to have a basic understanding of how the geology influences the fundamentals of oil and gas production rates, water saturations and ultimately the oil field life upon which all these jobs depend. This 5-day interactive training course and workshop has been designed to provide a high impact and holistic learning experience which will allow the non-technical staff members to understand the objectives and aims of a Petroleum Geoscientist in his quest to find and replace oil reserves for the company. Through understanding comes improved communication and enhanced team and company performance. This training course will feature: • An introduction to geology • The fundamental elements of the petroleum system • New ventures and what the geologist is looking for • Exploration from area of interest through to drillable prospect & how a prospect is defined • Discovery through to appraisal and field development • Key aspects of the petroleum geology that can affect producibility and therefore commerciality

Code Venue Fees ($) Dates
LO011 London, U.K. 5500 April 14, 2019 – April 18, 2019
LO011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 4500 August 18, 2019 – August 22, 2019
LO011 Abu Dhabi, U.A.E 4500 December 8, 2019 – December 12, 2019

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