Advanced geoscientists, as well as team leaders and managers will have a clear and complete vision of which are the fundamental and most effective actions to identify an effective exploration target in HC exploration context.
To explain how to run a full and effective prospect generation
To allow any participant to move effectively and independently along the prospect generation flow
To get familiar with risk analysis and volumetrics calculations
To share knowledge and experiences
Attendants will learn through live course, with hand-on practical exercises and a booklet. They will run on their own or in pairs seismic interpretation, mapping, POS analysis, volumetrics calculation and other exercises concerning the maturation of an exploration target to prospect, with the help and support of the teacher. Results will be checked at the end of each day and shared among students, to facilitate knowledge sharing. 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.
Five days (35-40 hours) is the ideal time. The course can be shortened or lengthened according to the request.
Exploration - Fundamentals
Key steps in exploration
Petroleum System and Play concepts
Play fairway analysis and fairway mapping
Fundamentals of well and seismic interpretation
Well data - collection and analysis
Seismic data - structural interpretation (2D/3D)
Mapping (TWT, Depth, Thicknesses etc.)
Target identification & ranking
Target, lead and prospect
Target identification on seismic
Real case interpretation on seismic data set
Fundamentals of time-to-depth conversion
Fundamentals of seismic attributes
From lead to prospect
The geologic Risk assessment (POS or COS)
Special G&G studies for risk reduction
Uncertainties – meaning and evaluation
HC volumes evaluation
Geologic model building
Geologic and petrographic parameters
Probability computation and distributions
The course is addressed to advanced and senior geoscientists, team/project leaders and line managers involved in exploration and development projects. This class will provide clear and unambiguous guidelines to run effective HC volumes evaluation, moving from full cycle exploration exame, until the identification of a prospect : a ready-to-drill target, with a number of suggestions and solutions based on direct work experience.
Geoscientist with 30 years' experience in oil and gas exploration/development in major oil companies: ENI, Gaz-De-France, ENGIE, Neptune Energy.
Throughout these decades he was multi-disciplinary team and project leader, peer review team leader, company's key expert, chief geologist and Technical Authority for exploration geology.
He is also teacher, mentor and coach of young geoscientists, via pedagogical-educational courses and training-on-the-job activity, leading teams by doing, with technical expertise gained over the years.
His core technical background is 2D/3D seismic/structural interpretation and mapping, prospect generation and assessment, from regional play evaluation to target identification, ranking, Play Risk analysis, HIIP volumes evaluation, well location and proposal. He got a strong experience in New Venture analysis and regional or block size assessments for licensing rounds.
Piero has worked in several Countries, regions and basins throughout the world: North Sea (UK, Norway, Hollande, Germany), offshore Poland, Italy, France, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Azerbaijan, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Brazil.