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Petroleum Geology for Non-Geoscientists

This is a comprehensive course that exposes participants to the different facets of petroleum geoscience and its relationship to other disciplines. The course assumes no prior knowledge of geology and methodologically introduces the origin, migration, storage, and eventual extraction of oil and gas from the sub-surface.

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Day 1

  1. The origin and accumulation of hydrocarbons: Organic matter and its preservation, Bitumen and Kerogen, Diagenesis, Catagenesis and Metagenesis, the Oil and Gas Window, Van Krevelan Diagrams, Measures of source rock quality (%TOC, Hydrogen Index, Pyrolysis Yield), source rock quantity (Vitrinite Reflectance), Primary and Secondary Migration.
  2. From sediments to Reservoirs: Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks, The rocky cycle, Gross Depositional Environments vs Environments of Deposition, Clastic Lithologies, Eolian Systems, Alluvial Fans, Fluvial Systems, Deltaic Systems, Shorefaces and Barrier Islands, Deepwater channels and lobes, Carbonate lithologies, platform types and facies, Evaporites and their role as seals.
  3. Exercises on core-data
  4. Stratigraphic Principles and the Geological Time Scale, Lithostratigraphy, Sequence stratigraphy and its applications in the oil and gas business
  5. Tectonics, sedimentary basins and structural styles, an introduction to faulting and folding, and structural traps, movement of salt and shale and the creation of traps
  6. Global oil and gas field and the factors that control their geographic location and production

Day 3

  1. Subsurface datasets and their use in oil and gas exploration and development: seismic data, well logs: Gamma Ray, Spontaneous Potential, Caliper, Resistivity, Porosity, Bulk Density, Borehole Image Logs, Core data and Thin-section data.
  2. Exercises on Log Interpretation
  3. Reservoir Characterization of sandstone and carbonate reservoirs: Factors that control Porosity, Permeability, Net:Gross, Recovery Factor
  4. Development and Production: Steps in operations geology, reservoir management, geomodeling, well planning and field development
  5. The business aspects of petroleum geology: The Exploration and Production Cycle, Leads vs Prospects, Plays and Play Elements, Risking and Probability of Success, Resources vs Reserves, Exercise on the deterministic method of reserve calculation.
  6. Wrap-up

Day 3

Fieldtrip to understanding petroleum system in outcrop 


Petroleum economists and finance personnel will develop a thorough understanding of the costs of data acquisition and processing. Managers will not only learn what costs are necessary and others that are not, but will also learn to gauge the quality of the work performed by their geoscientists.


Salahuddin Husein

Having more than 20 years experience as Lecturer at Geological Engineering Department, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. He is an expert of Clastic Sedimentology and Geodynamics. Has many experience in leading fieldtrip related to Geology, especially in sedimentology and geodinamics. Also having many experience in giviing training and course, and also productive as writer, and has many international and national scientific publications. Mr. Sidiq Pramana Having more than 20 years experiences of Oil & Gas Industry experience within Service and Operator Company in South East Asia and North Atlantic region. He is an Geoscientist and experienced in covers many oil & gas clients such as Schlumberger, Total, Talisman, Repsol, DONG, and Pertamina. Familiar with some G&G interpretation software like Sismage, GeoX, GeoFrame Charisma, IESX, CPS3, Geology Office, InDepth, SeisCalss, Petrel, OpenSpirit, Strata (Hampson-Russel) and Sismage, Seismic stratigraphy, basin analysis, inversion and attribute analysis, facies classification base on seismic attribute, geological modelling, and simulation.

This Petroleum Geology for Non-Geoscientists will be held several times in Indonesia. It will be held in a 5 star hotel with a minimum of 5 participants and maximum 15 participants. The accommodation during the course includes: training kit, training material, certificate, free coffee break and lunch per day during the course and once dinner. Click the Register button based on your preference date to join this training!

Location Start Date End Date Price Register
Online (for Public)
1 Dec 2021
3 Dec 2021
1200 USD/person