This advanced case-study led course is designed to teach participants a process for rapidly screening frontier
basin opportunities with minimal data, with case studies from across the world, including many African, Atlantic and South-East Asian Basins.
Three day modules cover the essentials of basin classification and tectonostratigraphic analysis, the prediction of
petroleum system elements (reservoir, source rocks and seals) and the presentation of a workflow with which the
prospects of a basin can be rapidly assessed. The most recent world’s frontier discoveries are reviewed in their
basin context and key elements are recognised that will identify the frontier discoveries of the future.
The lectures are interspersed with numerous case studies analysing the regional controls on the main global
discoveries of the last decade, some of which will be run as group discussions and guided exercises. This will
expand the participants’ knowledge bank of key analogues that can be used to identify and risk new plays in their
own regions of interest.
Who Should Attend
Geologists and 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. The course contents are
on intermediate/advanced level and a basic knowledge of petroleum geology and in particular of petroleum systems is required.
Potential attendees include:
- Basin Management & Analyst
- Exploration & Development Department
- Petroleum Engineers
- Reservoir Engineers
- Drilling Engineers
- Risk Management
- Research & Development
- Project Support & Services
Key Learning Objectives
- Participants will learn how to rapidly differentiate prospective from non-prospective basins using series of key
tools and techniques, even in situations where they have limited data and knowledge.
- Participants will learn how to rapidly compile many key diagrams within a workflow that synthesises the key tectonic and other basin-wide controls on prospectivity.
- They will learn how to research and apply appropriate analogue basins to their individual areas of interest from around the world
- They will acquire check-lists of the parameters which most frequently cause basins to succeed or fail, that they will be able to use in data rooms and in the assessment of licence or farming blocks.