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What is basin analysis and what are the types of basins

Average reading time 8 minutes Being an essential step that allows for the frontier discoveries of key oil and gas sites, basin analysis is extremely pertinent to Geologists, Geophysicists or Exploration Managers that are involved in the assessment of new exploration opportunities and new country entry, particularly if working on rifts and or passive margins.…

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3D Seismic Data Processing

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Seismic data processing is a complex process that comprises of several elements that contribute to its outcome. By definition, seismic data processing refers to the analysis of recorded seismic signals to filter unwanted noise thus creating an image of the subsurface to enable geological interpretation. The goal is to obtain…

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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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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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Integrated Petrophysics for 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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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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Petroleum Geology of Deepwater West & East 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 & Isotope Use in Geochemistry Oil Gas

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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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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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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