Online Course - Practical Petroleum Geoscience
Author: Robert Font, PhD, CPG, PG, EurGeol
This comprehensive survey course covers the principal geological, geophysical, engineering and economic principles and techniques that are used in petroleum exploration and production.
Practical Petroleum Geoscience is a survey course in PowerPoint format (approximately 800 slides), designed to cover topics of geology and geophysics specifically utilized in oil and gas exploration and production. The course also treats aspects of economics and risk analysis needed in the search for and development of oil and gas reserves.
Dr. Font developed this course to give petroleum geologists access to essential information, information often omitted or "glossed over" in various college curricula. He has included here facts that he wished he had available when beginning work as a petroleum geologist or that he could easily reference in later work.
Topics Covered: Brief history of the petroleum industry; Composition, properties and usage of hydrocarbons; Global reserves, production and consumption; Field size classification; Basic geological and geophysical principles; Plate tectonics and petroleum distribution; Correlation techniques; The four basic prerequisites for finding commercial hydrocarbons, source rock, reservoir rock, trap and seal, perfect "timing"; Fractured reservoirs; Mapping basics; Reconnaissance exploration methods, gravity, magnetic, geochemical; The seismic method of exploration; Integrating seismic with well control; 2D, 3D, 4D seismic; Leads and prospects; Reserve calculations; Exploration economics and risk analysis; Well drilling; Well logs; Log analysis; Well completion techniques; Development and production geology; Technical data management.
Upon successful completion of the material, the student will receive a certificate detailing the course title, number of CEU's granted, interval dates, etc. In addition, student records will also be maintained by GDM, enabling the company to quickly verify certification and to ensure that records are not lost.
AIPG CPG's and Members receive discounted registration rates!!
* Order the Course with 8 CEU Credits - AIPG Accredited (8.0 CEU max. with completion of course and multiple choice exam)
* Order the Course with 4 CEU Credits - AIPG Accredited (4.0 CEU awarded with completion of course without exam)
* Order the CD (as reference material). The CD consists of approximately 800 PowerPoint slides
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