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Geochemistry and Basin Modeling

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Day 1
• Source rocks and their depositional environments
• Source rock data interpretation and exercise
• Maturity data and measurements
• Introduction to Basin Modeling

Day 2
• 1D GENESIS Models
• 3D TRINITY Models
• Modeling exercise uses a set of grids and source rock and calibration data from either South Africa Orange Basin or Pattani Trough (Thailand)

Day 3
• 3D Trinity Models and Source Rock Kinetics

Day 4
• Oil Geochemistry – an introduction

Day 5
• Seeps (Piston Core) Geochemistry – an introduction

Geochemistry and Basin Modeling Course

Petroleum Systems Analysis and Modeling is an essential tool in the evaluation of conventional and unconventional exploration and reservoir development projects. The course describes the fundamentals of source rock formation processes, generation, migration, accumulation, and alteration of hydrocarbons in a sedimentary basin; and the geological and thermodynamic processes that govern them. It also includes practical demonstrations of Petroleum Systems Modeling with Kinex/Genesis/Trinity software and basic geochemical interpretation of source rocks and fluids.

Upon completion of the course, participants will learn how to do:

• Understand basic characteristics of source rocks and their kinetics

• Modeling of maturity, generation time and estimation of hydrocarbon volumes expelled, retained, and accumulated in conventional and unconventional deposits.

• Modeling the migration and charge or the fields and their impact on the prediction of the phase and properties of fluids in the reservoir.

• Modeling of pressures and hydrodynamic processes and how they affect migration, charge and seal efficiency.

• Modeling of the thermal and compaction processes and their impact on the prediction of reservoir quality.

• Understand basic characteristics of oils (oil geochemistry) and seeps (Piston Core) geochemistry).

The course is designed for petroleum systems analysts, geochemists, geologists and exploration geologists, but could also benefit project coordinators and managers.

Participants should have knowledge of basic Geochemistry and geology. Experience in exploration will also be helpful.

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