Petroleum Fluids and Source Rocks in E&P Projects
INSTRUCTOR: Alexei Milkov, PhD
DISCIPLINE: Geoscience, Unconventional Reservoirs
COURSE LENGTH (DAYS): 3 Days (Classroom) / 6 Half-Day Sessions (Live Online)
AVAILABILITY: Public, In-House, & Live Online
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Geoscientists, geoscience managers working exploration, appraisal, development, production, environmental projects.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Interpret fluids/source rock data to add value to projects from exploration to environmental remediation in both conventional/unconventional petroleum systems world-wide.
- Fundamentals of petroleum composition/properties.
- Sampling of rocks, fluids.
- Analytical techniques to evaluate potential of source rocks, composition of petroleum fluids.
- Characterization/risking of source rocks, prediction of fluid properties in exploration prospects.
- Interpretation of data from drilled exploration wells to assess value of discovery.
- Assess reservoir compartmentalization during appraisal/ development.
- Geochemical surveillance of oil & gas production.
- Locate producing intervals, allocate petroleum production.
- Identify oil sources for petroleum spills/leaks.
- Identify/propose geochemical solutions.
- Design cost-effective sampling/analysis programs for source rocks, petroleum fluids.
- Construct expulsion profiles for different types of source rocks.
- Predict fluid properties, product value in exploration/production wells.
- Correlate oils to source rocks.
- Interpret origin of hydrocarbon/non-hydrocarbon natural gases.
- Integrate geochemical interpretations into holistic petroleum systems analysis.
Day 1. Fundamentals of petroleum geochemistry. Sampling and analytical techniques.
Learn composition of natural gases/oils, sampling/analytical techniques for source rocks, petroleum fluids.
- Petroleum composition/phases
- Interpretation of natural gases
- Interpretation of oils
- Post-accumulation processes
- Sampling techniques
- Analytical techniques
Exercises: interpretation assignments, matching oil samples with whole oil GC traces.
Day 2. Petroleum exploration and drilling the prospect.
Discussion of source rocks. Participants interpret quality/potential of source rocks, model petroleum expulsion. Exploration drilling, data necessary to interpret outcomes of exploration projects.
- Source rock presence, maturity, potential
- Expulsion from various organofacies
- Prediction of fluid properties in exploration projects
- 1D burial history/maturity
- Petroleum seeps
- Oil-source correlations
Exercises: mapping/interpreting source rocks; building expulsion profiles for various source rocks; constructing pressure profiles in subsurface; oil-source correlation.
Day 3. Appraisal, development, production, environmental and downstream projects.
Integration of petroleum geochemical data with subsurface datasets for appraisal, development/production of petroleum reservoirs. Discussion of petroleum spills/leaks. Creates value in downstream projects.
- Reservoir compartmentalization
- Time-lapse geochemistry
- Production allocation
- Petroleum spills/leaks
- Oil value
- Gas value
Exercises: unravelling compartmentalization of a reservoir; determining sources of oils collected after major offshore spill.
Participants are required to bring their own laptops.
SAMPLE TOPICS FROM THE CLASS:
"Modern Interpretation of Natural Gases: Revised Genetic Diagrams and Web-Based Tools"