Upcoming events for 2019:


Best Practices In Pore Pressure And Fracture Pressure Prediction

Course dates: 11-12 July 2019
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Course Overview
All wells drilled require a pre-drill prediction of pore fluid and fracture pressures which defines the “drilling window”. This course explains the objectives, methods and uncertainties of prediction, based on extensive global experience. The necessary understanding of the geological/geophysical context of abnormal pressures leading to standard algorithms will be provided. Part of the challenge is terminology and contrasting display methods of geoscience and operations/drilling groups. Both approaches are necessary and investigated in the interactive exercises, which will form an essential component of the course.

Key Learning Objectives
• Know the elements involved in well planning which relate to pore fluid and fracture pressures
• Understand the causes and how to recognise the occurrence of abnormal pressures in the subsurface
• Know what data is needed to solve standard equations for pressure prediction
• Comprehend the uncertainties in predictions from data selection as well as the variation in prediction methods and approaches
• Feel confident to communicate between geoscience and operations/drilling personnel in relation to pressure predictions

Who Should Attend
• Geologists
• Geophysicists
• Petrophysicists
• Engineers
• Personnel preparing for future drilling, but also for the ability to incorporate pressure data and concepts into operations and future exploration programmes. Appreciation of pressure prediction methods and their uncertainties pressures is also needed by management, especially when the company operates in high-risk environments, such as HPHT and Deep-Water.


Geophysical Data Management for Non-Geophysicist

Course dates: 15-17 July 2019
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Course Overview
Exploration and Production (E&P) companies realize the importance of good technical data and the role which it plays in the exploration success. Geoscientists and engineers focus on maximizing hydrocarbon extraction by understanding and exploiting field geological and formations data. To achieve their challenging goals, they use sophisticated software to perform virtual field characterizations and analysis which generates terabytes of valuable intellectual data and information. This is one example, and there are many more by which new data is being generated and stored each day. Companies are investing into hardware and software to tackle these problems but lack the basic guide lines or policies to manage the growing data volume. This has led to even more problems and waste of valuable resources and funds. One of the key requirements for E&P companies is to have a well-defined data management strategy.

Key Learning Objectives
• Geophysical data management life cycle, why it is important, understanding Data Acquisitions in terms of exploration, production and life of field
• Core geophysical data types in the E&P industry and valuable best practices for them
• Common seismic activity using Gulf of Mexico as a case study
• Big Data, the cloud, managing petabytes of data, key factors, structure, workflow, access, timing
• Business Intelligence maturity modelling in the Oil and Gas industry
• Limitations and challenges with Geophysical Data – specific esoteric nature of managing signal binary data types
• Being familiar with industry data standards
• Global opportunities, market size, players
• Technology Challenge – Data Analytics and AI

Who Should Attend
• Upstream personnel – understanding the life cycle
• Data Management SME’s that want to understand Geophysical Data
• IT – Technology Change in an industry with legacy systems
• Admin – Managing end to end work flow streams from acquisition to interpretation
• HR – Understanding the unique blend of geophysical data, I.T. and Data Management
• Non-geoscience personnel – Understanding the scope


Advanced Basin Analysis Africa

Course dates: 2-4 September 2019
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Course Overview
This advanced case-study led course is designed to teach participants a process for rapidly screening frontier basin opportunities with minimal data, with most case studies from African and Atlantic style rifts and passive margins.

Three-day modules cover the essentials of basin classification and tectonostratigraphic analysis, the prediction of petroleum system elements (reservoir, source rocks and seals) and the presentation of a workflow with which the prospects of a basin can be rapidly assessed. The most recent world’s frontier discoveries are reviewed in their basin context and key elements are recognised that will identify the frontier discoveries of the future. The lectures are interspersed with numerous case studies analysing the regional controls on the main global discoveries of the last decade, some of which will be run as group discussions and guided exercises. This will expand the participants’ knowledge bank of key analogues that can be used to identify and risk new plays in their own regions of interest.

Key Learning Objectives
• Participants will learn how to rapidly differentiate prospective from non-prospective basins using a series of key tools and techniques, even in situations where they have limited data and knowledge.
• Participants will learn how to rapidly compile a number of key diagrams within a workflow that synthesis the key tectonic and other basin-wide controls on prospectively.
• They will particularly learn the essentials of working petroleum systems in Africa and in the Central and South Atlantic
• They will acquire check-lists of the parameters which most frequently cause basins to succeed or fail, that they will be able to use in data rooms and in the assessment of licence or farming blocks.

Who Should Attend
Geologists and geophysicists or exploration managers that are involved in the assessment of new exploration opportunities and new country entry, particularly if working on rifts and or passive margins such as Atlantic margin basins.

The course contents are on intermediate/advanced level and a basic knowledge of petroleum geology and in particular of petroleum systems is required.

Course Overview

Potential attendees include:
• Basin Management & Analyst
• Exploration & Development Department
• Geologists
• Geophysicists
• Geoscientists
• Petroleum Engineers
• Reservoir Engineers
• Drilling Engineers
• Risk Management
• Research & Development
• Project Support & Services


The Gulf of Mexico and its Continental Margins: Tectonics, Paleogeography, Basin History, & Hydrocarbons

Course dates: 23-25 September 2019
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Course Overview
This 3-day course synthesizes the products of a 35-year career studying the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Florida-Bahmas Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean, northern South America, and the opening history of the Atlantic basins. It represents a state-of-the-art assessment of what we know and don’t know in terms of basin evolution, and highlights some of the problematic issues facing hydrocarbon exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. Lectures are based primary on material generated by the lecturer’s own history of industrially-funded research consortia programs and interpretation for ION Geophysical, supported by geological and geophysical data and information from the literature. The course is an internally consistent and comprehensive overview of the what exploration in the Gulf of Mexico basin is all about, but also addresses other areas of exploration interest such as Trinidad, the Guyanas, Colombia and Venezuela. A series of exercises complements the lectures to form a well-rounded, three-day examination of the western hemisphere’s most important oil province. The course is intended for explorationists wanting to understand the Gulf of Mexico first hand, as well as managers hoping to expand their activities into the region. The course is also an excellent example of the application of plate tectonics in the understanding of basin history.

Key Learning Objectives
• Document tectonic and basin history across Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean,
from rifting to present
• Familiarise attendees with historical exploration efforts across the region
• Demonstrate how plate tectonics can impact petroleum potential and exploration strategies
• State of the art Basin Evaluation
• Learn more about problematic issues on hydrocarbon exploration in the Gulf of Mexico

Who Should Attend
• Explorationists needing quick exposure to the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico or Caribbean
• Team Managers needing to run exploration programs in the region
• Program Managers needing to decide where to focus their company’s exploration talents
• Geologists, Geoscientists, Geophysicists
• Petroleum Engineers

For more information and registration details, please contact:

Nor Diana
Opus Kinetic Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6294 6415
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