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Understanding Sub-Surface Pressures

Overview This course is practical in nature, revolving around the elements of pressure plots, data to populate them (e.g. RFT/MDT and LOT/FIT) and their interpretation, and an exploration of how to conduct useful pressure prediction/detection (both pore pressure and fracture pressure). The course covers topics such as the origin of abnormal pressures in the subsurface,…

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Understanding Sub-Surface Pressures

Overview This course is practical in nature, revolving around the elements of pressure plots, data to populate them (e.g. RFT/MDT and LOT/FIT) and their interpretation, and an exploration of how to conduct useful pressure prediction/detection (both pore pressure and fracture pressure). The course covers topics such as the origin of abnormal pressures in the subsurface,…

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Understanding Petrophysics and Application to Carbonate and Fractured Reservoirs

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes   What is petrophysics? Petrophysics is defined as the study of the physical and chemical properties of rocks and their interactions with contained fluids. Petrophysics are used in studying reservoirs for the hydrobcarbon industry. More specifically, petrophysicists work with reservoir engineers and geoscientists to understand the rock properties of the…

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Understanding Subsurface Pressures

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes   Understanding subsurface pressures and their effects on the hydrocarbon system is a key input into developing successful exploration strategies, efficient well planning and ensuring the safe and effective exploration and exploitation of petroleum reservoirs.  Pressure data is needed in well planning and to define exploration risk and new opportunities…

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Abundance of oil discoveries in east and west Africa

Estimated reading time:  5 minutes   Currently, deepwater areas have become the hotspot of global oil and gas exploration. They contribute to the increase in oil and gas reserves and production. With Africa producing about 7% of the world’s oil and gas supply, the east and west Africa regions presents a huge potential for international E&P…

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Biomarkers Use in Petroleum Geochemistry

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes   Petroleum geochemistry improves the efficiency of petroleum exploration as it provides an understanding on the factors that affect the volume of crude oil and natural gas available. Petroleum geochemistry offers rapid, low-cost evaluation tools to aid in understanding development and production problems. It is best used with other disciplines,…

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Best Practices in Seismic Data Processing

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes   Seismic data processing is a complex process that comprises of several elements that contribute to its outcome. Due to the nature of these unpredictable elements, ensuring the quality of the outcome of any seismic data processing is difficult. Seismic interpretation is a fundamental tool for depicting subsurface geology and…

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Geophysical Data Management for Non-Geophysicist

Overview Exploration and Production (E&P) companies realize the importance of good technical data and the role which it plays in the exploration success. Geoscientists and engineers focus on maximizing hydrocarbon extraction by understanding and exploiting field geological and formations data. To achieve their challenging goals, they use sophisticated software to perform virtual field characterizations and…

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Recent Offshore Discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes   The rise of recent offshore discoveries highlight why operators are focusing on the Gulf of Mexico recently for their offshore wells and rigs. As of January 2018, the Gulf of Mexico has 175 offshore rigs – second to the North Sea which has 184 offshore rigs. Hydrocarbon exploration in…

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West Africa Presents Petroleum Opportunities for E&P

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes   Exploration and Production (E&P) projects have discovered major oil and gas fields in continental margin systems in areas such as the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, offshore South America and offshore Africa. Other areas also include The Santos, Campos and Espirito Santo basins off the coast of Brazil that…

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