Night School – Basin Analysis and Modelling (Virtual course)

High quality training to boost professional development. Courses are exclusive to PESGB members only.

9-30 September 2020

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£85.00 (GBP) Sold Out

Course Description

This course will cover an analytical workflow that should be followed to predict petroleum system elements and hydrocarbon generation based on the tectonic setting and history of the basin concerned. It commences by considering the fundamentals of the formation of different types of basin, which is critical in predicting source rock development and assessing thermal history. It then moves onto a consideration of workflows, particularly the inputs necessary to building a petroleum systems model. Discussions will be initiated on key uncertainties such as the critical prediction of hydrocarbon phase and why we are finding so much gas rather than oil in frontier exploration. Case studies of different basin types will be included from around the world ranging from the simple models applicable to the North Sea and SE Asia to very complex ones in North Africa.

Part 1 l Rifts and their Thermal Regimes
Facilitator: Duncan MacGregor
Date: Wednesday 09 September 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Part 2 l Passive Margins, Compressional Basins and their Thermal Regimes
Facilitator: Duncan MacGregor
Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Part 3 l Petroleum System Element Prediction
Facilitator: Duncan MacGregor
Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Part 4 l Basin Analysis and Modelling Workflows
Facilitator: Duncan MacGregor
Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm


Who should attend
Aspiring, future leaders in the oil and gas industry who want to acquire skills beyond the academic and technical and obtain insights into the commercially orientated analysis. Acquire the global perspectives essential to professional success.

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Speaker Biography - Duncan MacGregor

Dr Duncan MacGregor is an acknowledged expert with over 40 years of experience in the field of new venture and exploration geology. Dr. MacGregor first spent 20 years with BP, working largely in the Far East, particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia. He has since worked and consulted for a number of independent companies and consultancies, including Neftex, PGS, Mossgas, Sasol and Surestream, on new ventures and play fairway scale studies, mainly in Africa. He was the technical chair of the London PESGB/HGS African conferences for some years. He has written over 20 papers, is an honorary member of the PESGB, and has edited three books on African petroleum geology. He is an acknowledged international expert in a number of disciplines, including an encyclopaedic knowledge of global petroleum basins, play fairway mapping, petroleum geology of rift systems and the application of GIS.

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