Generate Exploration Prospects and Evaluate Discoveries with Stratigraphic Traps
Course Type Short Course
Duration 2 days
Thematic Prospects Stratigraphic Traps
Why should you attend?
Prospects with stratigraphic components are becoming increasingly important targets for exploration globally. Understanding what makes stratigraphic traps work and how to look for them in a systematic manner is key for exploration success.
This course shows alternative approaches to prospect generation and will add additional tools in the exploration toolbox.
Equip geologists and geophysicists with practical tools to develop play concepts and generate prospects
Develop alternative interpretations and understand uncertainties associated with stratigraphic traps
This course should be considered as a workshop with active participation.
The learning approach differentiates from traditional courses where attendees are delivered lectures and already interpreted data.
The driver of this course is to learn how to generate and evaluate prospects and discoveries which have components of stratigraphic trapping mechanisms by hands-on practical exercises. Real case studies in silicoclastics settings are focused on step by step data integration, mapping and uncertainty assessment.
The course is designed for an audience of 10 to 15 people who will complete some exercises individually and some exercises in small groups of 2 to 3 people. Participants will be provided with the necessary material (printouts, pencils...). At the end of each exercise there will be group discussions when participants will share their interpretation.
There is no specific requirement for this course that can take place in any meeting room with validated HSE characteristics, in your company premises or elsewhere.
Lessons learned from stratigraphic trap discoveries
Series of exercises on regional scale and play concepts in rift and passive margin settings
Series of exercises on generating prospects and evaluating discoveries
Handling risk and uncertainties in stratigraphic traps
The course has been designed for young professionals and experienced geologists and geophysicists dealing with the evaluation of exploration prospects or the appraisal of discoveries.
Edwige has 20 years' experience in exploration, development and production in the North Sea, North Africa, West Africa, US Gulf of Mexico and onshore Canada. She started at Lasmo Plc in 1997, where she worked in North Africa New Ventures. Joining Nexen in 2001 as Exploration Geologist she had a major role in Nexen's exploration efforts in the North Sea. As UK Exploration and Appraisal Manager, Edwige led the Golden Eagle field discovery and appraisal campaign. She also took on various international technical and development project leadership roles based in Nexen Canada. In 2015, Edwige set up GeoTactics Consulting Ltd, helping companies develop and implement growth strategies in exploration and development. Edwige is a graduate from IFP School.