Earth scientists who would like an overview of Petroleum Systems Modeling for Conventional and Unconventional Exploration.
The course will cover the following topics:
This course provides an introduction to Petroleum Systems Modeling (PSM) in Exploration, with both conventional and unconventional examples. It will review the definition and characteristics of Petroleum Systems, and cover some of the differing design elements needed for models in conventional and unconventional exploration. The course will provide a basic overview of the types of geochemistry data typically used to evaluate source rock quality and maturity. Methods for data preparation, model calibration and validation are briefly covered. We will touch on the special considerations needed for modeling unconventional plays. We will conclude with discussion of how PSM results are incorporated into exploration risk and show some case history examples.
Limit: 20 people
Includes: Course notes (paper), lunch and refreshments
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Ken Peters is Science Advisor for Schlumberger where he uses geochemistry and numerical modeling to study petroleum systems. He has >35 years of experience with Chevron, Mobil, ExxonMobil, USGS, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and Schlumberger. Ken is principal author of The Biomarker Guide (2005, Cambridge U. Press), Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, a NeXT instructor, a Fellow in the Geochemical Society, and Consulting Professor at Stanford University where he co-leads the Basin and Petroleum System Modeling Industrial Affiliates Program [bpsm.stanford.edu]. He was Chair of the AAPG Research Committee (2007-2010), AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (2009-2010), editor for the 2009 AAPG compact disk Getting Started in Basin and Petroleum System Modeling and the 2012 AAPG Hedberg Series 4 Basin Modeling: New Horizons in Research and Applications. He is Associate Editor for AAPG Bulletin and Organic Geochemistry. He received the Alfred Treibs Medal (2009) presented on behalf of the Geochemical Society for major impact on the field of organic geochemistry through long-standing contributions and the AAPG Honorary Member Award for service and devotion to the science and profession of petroleum geology. He twice received the Schlumberger Henri Doll Prize for Innovation (2009, 2013). Ken has a Ph.D. in geochemistry from UCLA.
There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If a discounted space is still available, it will show up during the online registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.
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