Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) - Petroleum Geology for Non-geoscientists - The Components for a Working Petroleum System

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

All roles in the oil and gas industry are directed at finding hydrocarbons of sufficient quantity and quality to make an economic field, without risk to people or finances. That role may be involved with regulation, health and safety, geology or recruiting the right people to find the hydrocarbons.

Many people in the industry are unaware of why finding oil and gas is so difficult, so costly and very uncertain. This Micro VILT will explain the components of a petroleum system, and why these different components vary. It will examine the controls on the quality of the elements, determine what we think is in the subsurface, and how it may be modelled.

The Micro VILT will then look at how we can assess these different components, and what types of hydrocarbons there may be. The trainer will then demonstrate an online calculation of the amount of hydrocarbons in place for a simulated field, using the industry standard formulae. This will be followed by a discussion on the economic value of different types of hydrocarbons.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: Overview

  1. What is a petroleum system?
  2. Why are the components so variable?
  3. Exercise – where are our potential reservoirs now?
  4. Defining the location and quality of the petroleum system

Module 2: Finding the oil, what we need to know

  1. Exercise – identifying problems
  2. Controls on reservoir quality, and how it will perform as a reservoir
  3. Petroleum system models and modelling
  4. Petroleum systems in the Gulf of Mexico

Module 3: Assessing the field

  1. Exercise – Calculating the amount of hydrocarbons
  2. Hydrocarbon discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico
  3. Different types of hydrocarbons and their economic values


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Hydrocarbons thorough studies
  2. Focus on understanding of the different types of rock formation and relation to permeability
  3. Knowledgeable trainer
  4. Excellent visual presentation
  5. Helpful exercises
  6. Ease of communication
  7. Relevance to job
  8. Interactive nature
  9. Convenience

Your expert course leader is the Geosciences Technical Director for PetroEdge. She was previously, the manager of Robertson Petroleum Training Centre and a Senior Project Scientist at Robertson CGG. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching geology and leading field trips. Prior to her 8 years at Robertson, she was in academia as a lecturer for 6 years and a Research Fellow for 3 years. She has conducted fieldwork and led field trips in the US and many areas in the UK. In addition, she has led university regional geology day schools and has comprehensive experience in course and study programme writing.

She has extensive experience in delivering courses and in Clastic and Carbonate Reservoir Geology, Deepwater Turbidites, Sandstone Reservoirs, Wireline Log Interpretation, Integrated Sequence Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis and Exploration & Appraisal workshops globally. In delivering the Exploration Team Management Workshop, she has project managed and taught key principles and modules on project planning, data collection/collation, geophysical assessment, stratigraphy and facies mapping, source rock facies and hydrocarbon generation, play fairway mapping, risking and prospect evaluation. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for instructing is reflected in consistently being rated as excellent by trainees, and clients specifically requesting her participation in courses.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Great instruction. Great course. I would recommend this course to anyone in BSEE who is not a geoscientist.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Excellent crash course in 4 hours on Petroleum Geology. Instructor was knowledgeable and engaging. Well-paced content.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Just continue to do good work through the virtual classes. The instructors are very good and take the time to answer all questions.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA