This introductory course in petroleum geoscience is designed for petroleum industry personnel who have no prior geological training and require a basic understanding of how geoscientists acquire and analyse data to explore and produce hydrocarbons. Typical attendees include engineers, technical support and administrative personnel (human resources, legal, procurement or accountancy).
The tuition is gauged to the level of the group to ensure full understanding of the complex concepts being discussed. Group activities and hands-on interpretation at a basic level of typical oilfield data allows the participants to be fully engaged and to develop a broad understanding of geological concepts, the complexity of data acquisition and analysis as well as the concepts of uncertainty in geological analysis.
Course Level: Foundation Instructor: Jonathan Redfern
Designed for you, if you are...
A new hire engineer, technical support staff, administrator, economist or legal staff with limited or no experience of the technical interpretation of geological data
No geological knowledge is assumed and the course does not have a prerequisite for scientific or numerical standards.
How we build your confidence
The course will help you build a solid understanding of the oil industry, the key drivers in the business and global perspectives. You will understand key language used and workflows in the industry. Extensive practicals will give you introductory experience of using and interpreting typical oilfield data.