Date: November 2, 2016 Advanced
Dr. Fred Schroeder (retired from Exxon/ExxonMobil) developed and designed the following two semester course materials to instruct students on the basics of geology and geophysics in the petroleum industry. The intended audience is junior and senior level undergraduate students who are majoring in any branch of the geosciences. Masters and PhD students may also benefit from the materials. The material is intended for students without prior knowledge of petroleum geoscience.
These training materials may be used to build or supplement one or more courses in geological and/or geophysical methods, as applied to the petroleum industry. Potential agendas, depending on your time and area of focus, can be found in the 'Files List' dropdown in the right column. All materials may be modified to meet the needs of the students, as long as the conditions of use are honored.
ACKNOWLEGEMENTS: Dr. Schroeder developed the materials based on information provided by ExxonMobil, for which we give our sincere thanks. Some of this information is available on the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) website, and we are grateful for their cooperation in making this updated and expanding set of training lessons available.
PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE 1: Geological Emphasis
Lesson 1: Focus of the Petroleum Industry
Lesson 2: Introduction to Play Elements
Lesson 3: Tools of the Petroleum Industry
Lesson 4: Introduction to Well Logs
Lesson 7: Source Rocks for Hydrocarbon Generation
Lesson 8: Essential Play Elements: Reservoir Rocks
Lesson 9: Structural Analysis and Trap Formation
Lesson 10: Hydrocarbon Seal and Migration
Lesson 11: Basics of Seismic Interpretation
Lesson 12: New Petroleum Ventures
Lesson 16: Seismic Acquisition
PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE II: Geophysical Emphasis
Lesson 19: Seismic Interpretation
Lesson 20: Stratigraphic Hierarchy
Lesson 23: Seismic Facies Mapping
Lesson 26: Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators
Lesson 28: Time-Depth Conversion
Lesson 30: Estimating Ultimate Recovery
Lesson 31: Development Geology and Geophysics
Lesson 32: Detailed Stratigraphy
Lesson 33: Production Geoscience
This short course takes a brief look at what happens in the early stages of field exploration in the petroleum industry. The Gippsland Basin, offshore Australia, is the field example, and we start with a look prior to the first offshore licensing round of the field. Throughout the course, we will progress to the stage of management review of a wildcat well.