N650 - Geology for Non-Geologists (2 Day)

Course Overview
This two day course provides an introduction to geology and is intended for individuals with little or no prior exposure to geology. Attendees will be introduced to the basic principles and vocabulary used by geoscientists in the petroleum industry. They will learn about the various tools used by petroleum geologists, the basic principles involved in the use of each tool and how knowledge gained from the use of each tool is consolidated into an overall geologic interpretation. .

For an expanded version of the topic, we recommend the 4 day "N644 - Geology for Non-Geologists" course.

Participants will learn 
•	Fundamentals of geology such as geologic time, the rock cycle, stratigraphy and the principles of geologic 
•	About the basics tools a petroleum geologist uses such as well logs, drill cutting descriptions, drill stem tests, 
        2D and 3D seismic, seismic modeling and how seismic relates to geology.
•	How geologists consolidate information gained using the tools of their trade to construct cross sections and 
        maps to define a prospect.
•	About environments of deposition and how they relate to the preservation of reservoir rocks and the generation 
        of hydrocarbons. 
•	How macro geological events such as plate tectonics relate to the generation and preservation of hydrocarbons.
•	About the petroleum system and how it relates to petroleum accumulations and their preservation within the 
        various styles of hydrocarbon traps.
•	About creating detailed geologic models using concepts such as facies and sequence stratigraphy and the tools
        used to interpret them.
•	The concepts use to evaluate the economics of a prospect and some of the common metrics used to quantify
        the values of prospects and compare them.
•	Being introduced to the concepts of risk and risk evaluation in the economic evaluation process and how 
        geology affects economics.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
19-Nov-19 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,695 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Evolution of Geology as a Science and Principles in Geology
  • The Origin of the Universe and the Earth
  • Geologic Time and Age Dating
  • Plate Tectonics and the Evolution of the Continents
  • Unconformities
  • Rocks and Minerals / the Rock Cycle
  • Classification of Rocks
  • Stratigraphy, Facies and Depositional Environments
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • The Origin of Hydrocarbon
  • The Petroleum System
  • Hydrocarbon Migration, Reservoirs, Traps and Seals
  • Petroleum Exploration – Tools of the Trade
  • Defining, Evaluating and Ranking Prospects
  • North America through Geologic Time
  • Resource Plays
  • World Hydrocarbon Reserves

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Andy Burnett is a Professional Geologist based in Calgary, Alberta. He earned both a Bachelor's degree in Geology and a Master's degree in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan, and has worked for a number of petroleum producing companies in Canada, ranging from start-ups to large multi-national oil companies. He has spent half of his 40+ year career in an executive role, and relies on that experience to help him to maintain a focus on the business side of geology in his presentations. Andy has instructed evening courses in geology at Mount Royal College (now Mount Royal University) in Calgary.

Training Venue

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Participant Evaluations
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February 21, 2017, Drilling Engineer, Calgary
The course met all my training objectives. It covered all the key concepts clearly and was supported by easy to understand course materials etc. The instructor was well versed with the subject matter and was also friendly and helpful.
September 21, 2016, Director, Calgary
This course delivers on its advertised title.
September 17, 2014, Sales & Marketing, Calgary
Mr. Burnett is very knowledgeable about the topics presented in this course. It was nice to get a better understanding of a geologist's role throughout the entire oil and gas industry cycle.
April 14, 2014, Administrative Assistant, Calgary
Very good! For someone with no experience in Geology this was a very informative course.
April 17, 2014, Engineer, Calgary
This is a great short course. The basics are covered and the instructor will get into as much detail as the class wants
April 17, 2014, Development EIT, NAO CAN Developmnt Engineering, Calgary
March 26, 2014, Geo Tech, Houston
If you are looking for a generalized overall lesson of Geology this class is beneficial.
March 26, 2014, Seismic Services Project Manager, Houston
Introduction to Geology for Non-Geologists was a worth while course for people that are new to the industry and would like to gain a better understanding of exploration geology. The instructor takes you from basic geology principles and formations, describes exploration processes and types as well as prospecting and explains drilling and production. The course includes a lot of information but the instructor tried to hit on topics related to your field.
October 4, 2013, Sr. Finance Manager, Houston
Great class! I am definitely more prepared now and I can communicate with confidence with our geology team.