Instructor: Laura Wray
The fee includes refreshments, workbook, and PDH certificate
In this one-day course, lectures, discussions, and exercises will focus on the manner in which geologic concepts are woven together both factually and creatively in the search for accumulations of petroleum. More specifically, the class is designed to provide an overarching summary of basic petroleum topics and how they are used in the search for oil and gas. Emphasis will be placed upon the reservoir descriptions that are important for petroleum engineering analyses.
Course topics include:
- Reviewing the origin, formation, migration, properties, and emplacement of
- Understanding porosity and permeability for hydrocarbon migration and trapping
- Reviewing basic logs used to identify reservoirs and the fluids within them
- Previewing the role of creativity in correlating and mapping reservoirs in both structural and stratigraphic traps
- Identifying rock types and depositional facies and how they are used to explore for hydrocarbon accumulations
- Examining unconventional reservoirs – what are they, how do they differ from convention ones, and why have they become so important for the US production of both oil and
- Summarizing the role of 2D and 3D seismic and microseismic information and the value of geosteering
Laura Wray has enjoyed 33 exciting and rewarding years as a petroleum geologist. After obtaining a B.A. in geology from Wellesley College and an M.S. is geology from West Virginia University, Laura spent her first 18 years with Amoco Production Company in Denver. When the company closed its Denver office, Laura took a job with the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) as the Petroleum and Coalbed Methane geologist. She spent two years consulting for the CGS and for the Bureau of Land Management before joining Williams Production Company/WPX Energy where she worked in various U.S. basins, Argentina, and finally in the Williston Basin. Laura has been active as a volunteer for several geologic organizations, has taught numerous seminars and short courses, has taken over 1,500 hours of industry training courses and field seminars, and has never regretted her career choice.
When & Where
For more information contact Mary Carr(email@example.com)303.273.3107