A methodology to analyse a basin, generate plays and evaluate prospects
This case study aims to integrate the different approaches from a basin scale to a prospect scale.This course is especially designed to give attendees a global overview and a methodology from basin analysis to play definition and to prospect evaluation. It will accelerate their understanding of the exploration process and speed up their autonomy to exploration process.
This course is a case study necessitating an active participation of attendees with hands-on practical exercises. Attendees will work by pairs, ideally one geologist and one geophysicist.
All the results are reported during the week on a summary document A0 called "Basin Analysis Summary" which allows a general synthesis of the work, effective for a final presentation exercise.
The work is done on paper (seismic, well, "Basin Analysis Summary" document).
The case study is interspersed with short presentations (15 - 30 minutes) when necessary (geodynamics, mega sequences, chronostratigraphic diagram (Wheeler), play, prospect evaluation, etc. ...). All documents are provided.
No specific requirement for this course that can take place in any meeting room with validated HSE characteristics, in your company premises or elsewhere.
One week (35-40 hours) is the ideal time. The case can be shortened or lengthened according to the request.
The course has been designed for young professionals (geologists or geophysicists) willing to have an integrated view of the different steps of an exploration approach.
This is not a course for a particular area of geology. Attendees must have a general knowledge of sedimentary geology (geodynamic, basin, stratigraphy, structural geology, geochemistry) and a first experience (limited) in seismic interpretation.