Code Date Venue Early Bird Fee Fee
PE1324 28 Sep - 02 Oct 2020 Brisbane, Australia USD 4,499 USD 4,699 Remind me of Course Dates
PE1367 12 - 16 Oct 2020 Perth, Australia USD 4,499 USD 4,699 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

PE1324

Date

28 Sep - 02 Oct 2020

Venue

Brisbane, Australia

Early Bird Fee

USD 4,499

Fee

USD 4,699

Code

PE1367

Date

12 - 16 Oct 2020

Venue

Perth, Australia

Early Bird Fee

USD 4,499

Fee

USD 4,699

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.

Dr. Jan de Jager has a PhD in Geology from the University of Utrecht. He joined Shell in 1979 as an exploration geologist, and worked in several locations around the world such as Netherlands, Gabon, USA, Australia, Argentina, and Malaysia in technical and management positions. During the last 10 years of his career, he was responsible for the quality assurance of Shell’s exploration prospects in many parts of the world and for upgrading and replenishing Shell’s global exploration portfolio. During this period, he had also developed extensive expertise in Prospect Risk and Volume assessments for which he ran successful internal training programmes. Following his retirement from Shell in 2010, Dr Jan de Jager took on a position as part-time professor at the University of Amsterdam and also serves as a consultant exploration advisor for various E&P companies.

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

Good course with a lot of examples/case studies presented and also new insights on the trap and sealing mechanisms in different basin settings.

Geologist, Petroleum Brunei

Excellent course with vast experience from the training leader. Broad knowledge!

Geophysicist, Brunei National Petroleum Company

Excellent instructor. Course material makes assessment for trap and seal more meaningful.

Geoscientist, Petronas

The trainer gives very clear explanation and an excellent presentation. A very vibrant teacher.

Geologist, ROC Oil (Sarawak)

The trainer impresses yet again. Great instructor, highly enthusiastic, and keeps things interesting.

Geoscientist, PETRONAS Carigali

Great real-life examples providing me with new prospect ideas.

Staff Geologist, Beach Energy

Excellent course! The working exercises help us in the practical application.

Geophysicist, Bridgeport Energy