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Petroleum Exploration: Kuala Lumpur


Monday, 29 October 2018 at 09:00 - Friday, 2 November 2018 at 17:00 (Malaysia Time Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Time)

Petroleum Exploration: Kuala Lumpur

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Course overview

The course concentrates on the methods and technologies employed in the exploration phase of the petroleum project life cycle.  Starting with plate tectonics and sedimentary basins, it moves on to describe how a petroleum accumulation is formed, from source rock to trap.  Surface mapping, geophysical surveys and drilling wells are then explained before moving on to the concepts of petroleum system and petroleum play, followed by a treatment of leads, prospects, volumetrics and the concepts of risk and uncertainty.

The course is designed for:

  • Entry level petroleum geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and engineers
  • Management personnel in support roles - finance, HR, petroleum economics, legal
  • Postgraduate students considering joining the petroleum industry

Learning objectives

  • To understand the processes that combine to form a petroleum accumulation
  • To understand how we explore for petroleum, particularly seismic surveying and drilling wells
  • To understand how exploration data are used to build the concepts of the petroleum play and the petroleum system
  • To understand how a petroleum prospect is built and how the risks and uncertainties are assessed
  • To understand how the decision to drill or not to drill is made, and how exploration drilling locations are chosen

Course outline


Definition of petroleum
The petroleum project life cycle

The geological setting of a petroleum accumulation

Plate tectonics
Sedimentary rocks and sedimentary basins

The components of a petroleum accumulation

Source rocks: richness, maturity, proneness
Seal and trap

Petroleum exploration - operations

Surface geological mapping
Gravimetric,  magnetometric and full tensor gravity gradiometry surveys
Drilling a well: well construction, mud logging, petrophysical logging, coring, testing

Petroleum exploration - concepts

The geological model
Petroleum plays: common risk segment maps, play fairways
Petroleum systems:source kitchen, migration pathways, reservoirs
The relative commercial attractiveness of the different types of petroleum
Leads and prospects

Exploration volumetrics and decision making

Volumetrics - resource and reserves
Uncertainty, probability and risk
Monte Carlo simulation
Economic indicators
Selecting the exploration well location

Course terms and conditions

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When & Where

Kuala Lumpur
No.1 Jalan Utarid U5/13 Section U5
Selangor 060011

Monday, 29 October 2018 at 09:00 - Friday, 2 November 2018 at 17:00 (Malaysia Time Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Time)

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Esanda is a specialist training provider serving the global upstream oil and gas industry. Our course leaders are practicing industry specialists who develop our in house courses and work with clients to build bespoke training for their staff.  Our operations are supported by our UK and Australia offices.

We pride ourselves on being able to bring hundreds of man years of experience to the training sector and the positive feedback we receive from our satisfied clients.

Our courses have evolved over 20 years with a focus on Field Development Planning, which includes a strong emphasis on costing and economic analysis as well as concept selection for our clients. The range of clients includes those involved in Onshore, Offshore, Subsea, GTL, LNG and unconventional developments. This work and client training has allowed us to build strong expertise with practical and up to date knowledge of the subject areas.

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