About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)
The Guyana-Surinam Basin is today’s hottest basin for hydrocarbon exploration. Since 2015 a string of fifteen discoveries have been made (so far), adding up to a total of some 8 billion barrels of oil reserves. The first discoveries were all made in the deep water of Guyana, however this year the prospective deep water trend proved to continue into Surinam, where a working petroleum system had been proven already much earlier by the onshore Tambaredjo field (in production since 1982).
In this Micro VILT, the exploration potential of the Guyana-Surinam Basin will be examined in the context of its basin development, which is related to both the Late Jurassic opening of the Central Atlantic and the oblique Mid Cretaceous opening of the Equatorial Atlantic.
The recent discoveries are all related to what can be considered the main proven petroleum system. In addition, there are more speculative other systems, backed-up by recent geochemical analyses.
A comparison with the West African Guinea margin is included.
The main risks and uncertainties, as well as the critical success factors of several plays will be presented as well.
This Micro VILT examines the petroleum plays of the Guyana-Surinam Basin, their potential and critical success factors.
Micro VILT Group Pricing:
SGD $1200 per pax OR USD $899 per pax
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 5 hours with breaks.
Micro VILT Schedule
Opt either for the morning or afternoon session.
Morning session: 8.30am – 12.00pm
Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Micro VILT Course Materials:
All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).
Breakdown of Modules:
Module 1: Basin Setting
- Main structural elements
- Plate Tectonic setting
- Basin development
Module 2: Petroleum Systems
- Source rocks and charge
- Learnings from the discoveries
- Learnings form the West African Guinea margin
Module 3: Plays and Prospectivety
- Deep-water turbidite plays
- Shelf-edge carbonate plays
- Shelf Clastic plays and others
Your expert course leader has a PhD in Geology from the University of Utrecht. He joined Shell in 1979 as an exploration geologist, and worked in several locations around the world such as Netherlands, Gabon, USA, Australia, Argentina, and Malaysia in technical and management positions. During the last 10 years of his career, he was responsible for the quality assurance of Shell’s exploration prospects in many parts of the world and for upgrading and replenishing Shell’s global exploration portfolio. During this period, he had also developed extensive expertise in Prospect Risk and Volume assessments for which he ran successful internal training programmes. Following his retirement from Shell in 2010, he took on a position as part-time professor at the University of Amsterdam and also serves as a consultant exploration advisor for various E&P companies.