BASIN ANALYSIS APPLIED TO EXPLORATION STRATEGY

BASIN ANALYSIS APPLIED TO EXPLORATION STRATEGY

Discipline:     Geology

Level:            Intermediate

Duration:      3 days

Teacher:        Dr. Roger Baudino

Purpose

The “BASIN ANALYSIS APPLIED TO EXPLORATION STRATEGY: FROM PLAY TO PROSPECT” course consists of lectures and exercises illustrated by real cases examples to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of best practices in Basin Analysis, Regional and Play assessment in Exploration. It is aimed at providing participants with techniques and workflows to better define their exploration strategy in frontier basins but also in poorly known plays and/or areas of mature basins.

Designed

Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders and managers, or anyone involved in exploration and exploration strategy.

You will learn

How to:

  • Define a Sedimentary Basin and the different stages of its evolution
  • Identify the possible implications of its evolution into the Petroleum System
  • Identify different plays and prospective areas/sequences
  • Inventory the potential Petroleum Systems existing in each play
  • Approach the petroleum systems elements at a regional scale
  • Use analogues and carry out reality checks
  • Apply the Play Fairway concept
  • Apply Petroleum System modelling at basin scale
  • Identify possible generation pods and regional migration routes
  • Assess trap formation and stability at regional scale
  • Assess hydrocarbons types and their preservation at regional scale
  • Risk at Play and Basin scale and identify/rank prospective areas and sequences
  • Approach Unconventional Plays

Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Sedimentary Basins and Implications on Petroleum Systems
  3. The play concept and its implication in exploration
  4. Basin and Regional Assessment Workflow
  5. From Basin Analysis to Play and Petroleum systems
  6. Analogues and reality check
  7. The Play Fairway concept: application and limitations
  8. Techniques of Basin Modelling at regional scale
  9. Assessment of Petroleum Systems at regional scale
  10. Risking at play and regional scale
  11. How to assess Unconventional Plays

Software applications:

  • Microsoft Suite

 

Bibliography:

  • Allen P.A. and Allen J.R., 2013. Basin Analysis: Principles and Application to Petroleum Play Assessment, Third Edition. © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2013.
  • Doust, H., 2010. The Exploration Play – What Do We Mean by It? Search and Discovery Article #40486.Kingston, D.R., Dishroon, C.P. and Williams, P.A., 1983. Hydrocarbon plays and global basin classification. AAPG Bulletin, 67, 2194-2198.
  • Hantschel T. and Kauerauf A.I., 2009. Fundamentals of Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling. DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-72318-9. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009.
  • Magoon, L.B. and Dow, W.G., 1994. The petroleum system. In: The Petroleum System – From Source to Trap (ed. by L.B. Magoon and W.G. Dow), AAPG Memoir, 60, 3-24.
  • Magoon, L.B., 1995. The play that complements the petroleum system – a new exploration equation. Oil & Gas Journal, vol. 93, no. 40, 85–87.
  • Peters, K. E., Curry D. J. and M. Kacewicz, 2012. An overview of basin and petroleum system modeling: Definitions and Concepts. In: Basin Modeling: New Horizons in Research and Applications (K. E. Peters, D. J. Curry, and M. Kacewicz, eds.), AAPG Hedberg Series, no. 4, 1-16.
  • White, D.A., 1988. Oil and gas play maps in exploration and assessment. AAPG Bulletin, 72, 944-949.

Discipline:     Geology

Level:            Intermediate

Duration:      3 days

Teacher:        Dr. Roger Baudino

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