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    Petroleum industry beginners training

    This course is a 5 days course ,this course includes exhaustive case studies, videos and exercises

    Training Name: Petroleum industry beginners training By Dr.Balaji Bhosle
    Training Date: TBD
    Training Venue: TBD
    Training Fee: 1800 USD
    Contact us: support@oilfieldknowledge.com

    Introduction: Definition of Reservoir and Reservoir Lifecycle, Exploration Techniques: A brief Introduction, Petroleum History, World Energy Resources, Reserves and Economics.

    Geology: Seven geological principles with emphasis on Uniformitarianism, Superposition, Lateral Continuity and Faunal Successions,  Earth’s internal structure and plate tectonics, Geological time scale with major geological episodes and rock types.

    Petroleum Systems: Covering major elements, processes of hydrocarbon generation, source and reservoir rocks (including clastics, carbonates and igneous), Introductions to traps and seals.

    Depositional Systems: Will cover sedimentary systems (Clastic: aeolian, fluvial, deltaic, shallow marine, bays and estuarine), Carbonate systems (reefs, platforms, ramps), Igneous (Fractured Igneous rocks with special emphasis on Basalts).

    Pore Systems- Effective, Ineffective: Characterizing the pore systems in Clastic, Carbonate and fractured igneous rocks porosity and their relation to permeability, effects of diagenesis, partial metamorphism and mineral transformations, Clay types and their distributions and effects on poro-perm systems.

    Unconventional Reservoirs: Special emphasis on shale as a source and reservoir, Brief introduction to shale oil and shale gas and their economic viability in today’s low cost driven markets.

    Geology from scratch to production: Will include brief introduction to exploration programs, various petroleum plays, petroleum reserves and risks in development and optimization.

    Critical Reservoir Parameters: Lithology (Stacks), Porosity-permeability, resistivity and drilling fluid invasion into the formation and shale volume

    Reservoir Types

    • Conventional Reservoir (Clastic)
    • Conventional Reservoir (Carbonates)
    • Unconventional Reservoirs (Shale, CSM)
    • Sequence Motifs (Stacking Patterns)

    Seal and Traps

    • Top Seals (Cap Rock)
    • Fault or Lateral Seals
    • Porosity and Permeability in Seals
    • Seal Thickness
    • Seal Lithology
    • Seal Integrity
    • Evaluation of Seal Characteristics

    Mud Logging: Logging equipment & working principle. Drill cutting sample collection description, bagging and identification. Evaluating mud logs pore pressure and “d” exponent

    Coring and Core Analysis: Coring methods (whole and sidewall), Wellsite core handling, Core Gamma and its interpretations. Routine Core Analysis-Special Core Analysis, Core-log integration, Core Analysis and its importance for exploration, development and production stages.

    Reservoir Characterization using core, cuttings and side wall core samples (SWC)

    • Lithological Description
    • Petrography-Brief Introduction-Live Exercises-Thin Sections under Microscope
    • XRD, SEM, XRF-Brief Introduction with Exercises
    • Biostratigraphy
    • Screening Geochemistry- SRA and TOC Measurements
    • Formation Water- its importance and inherited problems

    (Exercises, Case Histories and videos as applicable)

    Benefits to Attendees:

    1. Custom made easy to understand course with exercises will enable to perform candidates do well in job interviews.
    2. Course will educate the attendees about the basics that are required while performing the job for the first time and boost the confidence.
    3. Course will take away the fears of the beginners in the industry.

    Target Attendees:

    • Geologist
    • Geophysicist
    • Petrophysicist
    • Reservoir Engineers

    About The Trainer:

    Balaji Bhosle holds doctorate in Earth Sciences with specialization in Sedimentology and Petrology. He started his career as Core Analyst/Sedimentologist with ACS Laboratories. Balaji was instrumental in setting up the Core analysis laboratory in Ahmedabad, a subsidiary of ACS Labs Australia. During his tenure at Ahmedabad, Balaji worked in almost all the major basins of India with focus on the KG Offshore, Cambay Basin and Barmer onshore basin. He was promoted to Geoscientist-III and Laboratory Supervisor in 2009. He worked in this capacity till 2012.
    He joined Weatherford Labs in Australia (Brisbane) as a Sedimentology-Petrology Technical Leader. He was given charge of Geochemistry Lab apart from Sedimentology and Petrology. He worked on almost all the major basins of Australia and Thailand (both onshore and offshore Thai basins and Malay basins) during his tenure till 2016 with Weatherford. He moved back to India in 2016 and established Advanced Geological Consultancy Services working as a Head of Geological Studies and Director. He is working on various projects of Thailand onshore-offshore basins and Indian basins. He was active member of Geological society of Australia, AAPG, SPE, IAS and PSI. Balaji has published research papers in peer reviewed journals and SPE conferences. He is an active reviewer of research articles of many peer-reviewed journals.