Code Date Venue Early Bird Fee Fee
PE1305 09 - 13 Dec 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia SGD 5,299 SGD 5,499 Remind me of Course Dates
PE1305 09 - 13 Dec 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia RM 15,897 RM 16,497 Remind me of Course Dates
PE1325 23 - 27 Nov 2020 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia SGD 5,299 SGD 5,499 Remind me of Course Dates
PE1325 23 - 27 Nov 2020 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia RM 15,897 RM 16,497 Remind me of Course Dates

Code

PE1305

Date

09 - 13 Dec 2019

Venue

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early Bird Fee

SGD 5,299

Fee

SGD 5,499

Code

PE1305

Date

09 - 13 Dec 2019

Venue

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early Bird Fee

RM 15,897

Fee

RM 16,497

Code

PE1325

Date

23 - 27 Nov 2020

Venue

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early Bird Fee

SGD 5,299

Fee

SGD 5,499

Code

PE1325

Date

23 - 27 Nov 2020

Venue

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early Bird Fee

RM 15,897

Fee

RM 16,497

About this Training Course 

Two recent comprehensive look-back studies concluded that the absence of Trap and/or Seal are the main causes for exploration wells to be dry. Clearly, Trap and Seal analysis is a very important part of prospect evaluation. Furthermore, in the large majority of cases, the Trap Volume uncertainty is the main factor controlling the uncertainty range of oil or gas volumes that may be discovered in a successful exploration well.

In this course, trap and seal analyses are discussed together as they are closely linked – after all, without a seal, there is no trap. Doing a good job in identifying valid potential traps requires creativity and resourcefulness in addition to an excellent understanding of what may constitute a trap and where potential spill- and leak-points may be. Otherwise, it is not possible to make meaningful predictions of the most likely column length and its uncertainty, and the HC volumes that may be present in an undrilled prospect. In mature basins and in basins with sub-optimal seismic data quality, where the more obvious traps have already been drilled, the search may be for alternative traps such as stratigraphic, deeper and/or basement traps.

Trap and seal analyses are discussed in this course from a pragmatic explorer’s point of view, based on the extensive experience of the instructor and on published case histories. Top seal and fault seal will both be addressed. The theoretical aspects of sealing that have been developed over the years will be explained, and traps and seals will be illustrated with a large variety of trap types from different basin settings.

Advice and practical guidelines will be given to help explorers in their day-to-day work.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the critical elements of hydrocarbon raps and how they affect the trap risk and volume of trapped hydrocarbons
  • focus on realistic traps and in technically sound and realistic pre-drill estimates of prospect volumes
  • engage in a more focused search for alternative trap types (deeper, stratigraphic and unusual) in mature basins

This course is designed as an advanced module of the Prospect Maturation course by the same instructor, but can also be seen as a stand-alone course; the relevant messages of the Prospect Maturation course will be briefly summarised in an introductory module. The course is designed for explorers with at least several years of experience in exploration; both geologists and seismic interpreters, and their supervisors/team leaders.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

A great course to attend. Full of information and related examples.

Geologist, ROC Oil (Sarawak)

Beneficial to geologists who works in prospect maturation.

Geoscientists, PETRONAS Carigali