Night School – The Petroleum Geology of the Arabian Plate (Virtual Course)

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21-30 June 2021

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£85.00 (GBP) Expired

Course Description

About This Course
The Arabian Plate has been a major focus of petroleum exploration and production since the discovery of oil in Iran (Persia as it was then) in 1908.  Since then, every nation on the plate has become an oil and gas producer to one extent or another and oil and gas are produced from pretty well every geological interval from Late Precambrian to Miocene.  Current oil reserves are around 807 billion barrels and current production around 26.4 MMBOPD.  Despite the growing initiative to move away from fossil fuels, it is likely that there will be continued oil and gas activity on the Arabian Plate for some time to come.

What You Will Learn
Over the four 2-hour sessions that comprise this course, the entire stratigraphic column from crystalline basement through to Recent is looked at.  Above the basement, there are eight major tectonostratigraphic episodes.  Each episode is explained in terms of the tectonic events that were taking place at the time and the sedimentary response to those events.  The petroleum significance of each formation within those major episodes is described.  You will learn what makes this region so special and why it still has so much to offer.

Part 1
Facilitator: Pete Webb
Date: Monday 21 June 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Part 2
Facilitator: Pete Webb
Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Part 3
Facilitator: Pete Webb
Date: Monday 28 June 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Part 4
Facilitator: Pete Webb
Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Who Should Attend
The course is designed primarily for Geoscientists who might in the future work on the Arabian Plate and who wish therefore to know the fundamentals of its petroleum geology.

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Speaker Biography - Pete Webb

Pete Webb started in geology at the age of 4, when he collected his first fossils in his back garden in Worthing.  He graduated from London University in 1967 with a BSc in Geology, and then spent 4 years in Kenya doing a PhD on the rift valley volcanics.

After a spell in academia in Nigeria, he joined the oil industry in 1974, working as a Wellsite Geologist in the North Sea.   Since then, his international career has taken him to Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia.  He still works part time as a Consultant Geologist, mostly overseas doing exploration management and giving training in various petroleum related topics.  Back at home, he delivers public lectures, particularly on fracking for shale oil and gas, and runs a geology group at his local U3A in the Peak District.

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