Petroleum Systems



The course provides a comprehensive overview of the entire petroleum system from hydrocarbon play concepts, preservation of organic matter, source rocks, maturation of source rocks, migration of petroleum, accumulation, and alteration to reservoirs, traps and seals and their temporal occurrences in sedimentary basins. Techniques for seismic facies analysis, sequence stratigraphy, correlation techniques, basin modeling, source rock evaluation and assessing organic maturation are reviewed. Special attention will be given to source rock evaluation related to unconventional play assessment. Students will work in teams to complete a technical assessment of the prospectivity within a basin by defining the petroleum system and identifying the plays, prospects and leads.

Course period17/01/22 → …