Practical Petroleum Geology


Geologists, geophysicists, and reservoir engineers who already have background on the petroleum geology and have at least two years of experience in exploring for oil & gas. Those who attended the basic petroleum geology course are perfect candidates for this course.


The course is designed in a workshop environment with a set of exercises covering all types of data that the geoscientists deal with on a daily basis including: logs, core, seismic lines and surface outcrops analysis. The course emphasizes on the classification of sedimentary basins, the origin and chemical composition of petroleum, the source rock, the reservoirs (carbonate and clastics) the different types of traps (structural, stratigraphic and combination).


  • Elements of petroleum geology
  • Plate tectonics and petroleum basins
  • Five Magics (source , heat, reservoir, seal & trap)
  • Impact of magnetic, gravity, and seismic tools on petroleum exploration and development
  • Petroleum generation, migrations and accumulations
  • Types of sedimentary rocks and its depositional settings
  • Wireline logs and its role in defining reservoirs
  • Reservoir types and properties
  • Trapping mechanisms
  • Case studies