Short course of petroleum system modeling

Mathieu Ducros and ABGP will give a course on petroleum system modeling in November

From November 21st to 23rd, a course of petroleum system modeling is organized by the ABGP. You can contact them for more information.

The course will provide an in-depth and practical understanding of basin modeling in a comprehensive workflow, including modeling of oil maturation, overpressure generation and hydrocarbon migration, and leading to the assessment of hydrocarbon potential of an exploration block or a prospect. Attendees will put hands on examples to gain a quantitative understanding of important geological and physico-chemical processes involved in petroleum systems by performing sensitivity analysis.

Audience: Geologists, geophysicists or geochemists involved in basin analysis. Multidisciplinary team managers.

Level: Petroleum systems concepts and elements are expected to be known.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform critical review of petroleum system studies,
  • Rank the possible key controlling factors on source rock maturation and hydrocarbons generation depending on the geological context,
  • Anticipate risks of anomalous pressures and analyze their cause,
  • Interpret hydrocarbon migration processes and evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of a given area.

The course will be given by Mathieu Ducros. Before he assumed the role of executive director of C6+, Mathieu worked more than 7 years as a researcher in the IFP Energies nouvelles (formerly IFPEN) where he was involved in research projects for petroleum exploration, mostly on petroleum system modeling, stratigraphic modeling and uncertainty management. Before, he worked 3 years in Beicip-Franlab to design software for oil and gas exploration, to train users and to support consulting studies.

We thank Beicip-Franlab, which markets TemisFlow, for providing the software for the duration of the course.

Do not lose this unique opportunity to put hand on a vital component of exploration risk assessment.