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Play Fairway Analysis

1st November 2017 - 3rd November 2017


This advanced practical course teaches the essentials of play fairway common risk segment mapping a technique now routinely applied in the most successful oil companies to focus on opportunities most worthy of investment and most likely to deliver success. The early parts of the course focus on how to synthesize data on the key risks affecting exploration so that key observations and interpretations can be synthesized in the drawing of play fairway maps.

The second, more practical, portion of the course includes exercises in drawing and integrating common risk
segment maps, all based on a real frontier licence round situation and on ‘cheap’ public domain data. This is then fed through to a licence round recommendation and to a yet-to-find analysis. Participants may use their own companies colour schemes for play fairway analysis or may adopt a scheme used by the presenter.

Who Should Attend

Geologists and geophysicists or exploration managers that are involved in the assessment of new exploration
opportunities and new country entry. This is an advanced level course and a basic knowledge of petroleum
geology and in particular of petroleum systems is required. It would be helpful, but not vital, if participants have
attended ‘Advanced Basin Analysis’, a course that immediately percedes this one.

  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Geoscientists
  • Exploration Managers
  • Exploration & Development Department

Key Learning Objectives

  • LEARN how to rapidly synthesize a regional database into a suite of ocloured ‘Common Risk Segment’ maps to use these to identify the regions and blocks of highest potential in any basin.
  • LEARN  how to save their companies millions of dollars in data acquisition costs by rapidly focusing on the most prospective parts of basins unsing public domain data.
  • LEARN how to deal with both risk and uncertainity and be able to cope with both good and poor datasets.
  • LEARN a methology for rapidly screening acreage so as to respond to short term datelines such as license rounds.
  • LEARN  how to extend the play fairway analysis into a ‘yet to find’ analysis assessing the remaining reserves in any basin.

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1st November 2017
3rd November 2017


Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,Kuala LumpurMalaysia+ Google Map