Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologist

For landmen, geological technicians, secretaries, and engineers with no geological background. Topics include Earth systems, rocks and minerals, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geologic time and history of Earth, structural geology, folding and faulting, origin, nature, and occurrence of petroleum, formation names, and evolution of the Permian Basin. Also discussed is oil in the Permian Basin - trends, plays, and petroleum systems, surface and subsurface mapping methods, working with logs, sources of data, well-site operations, and formation evaluation. Materials to bring to class: straight edge, calculator, colored pencils, #2 pencil and eraser, notebook.

The goal of this class is to provide non-geologists with a practical understanding of petroleum geology by reviewing both the scientific background and the practical applications of geology in the search for oil and gas. The tools, techniques, and vocabulary of the petroleum geologist will be emphasized throughout the course.

Paul Pausé, is an independent consulting geologist in Midland, Texas. Paul has an undergraduate degree in geology from the University of California at Berkeley and he received his master's degree in geology at UCLA.

He began his career as a petroleum geologist with AtlanticRichfield Company and moved to Midland with ARCO in 1977. After leaving ARCO, he worked for JM Huber, Davis Oil, and HCW Exploration. An independent for 16 years, Paul consults on exploration and development projects, sells his own prospects, and teaches courses in computers and petroleum geology at the Midland college. He is a Licensed Professional Geologist with the state of Texas (#1226), and a Certified Petroleum Geologist (#2444) with the Division of Professional Affairs of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Paul is an active member of several professional societies including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES), Geological Society of America, West Texas Geological Society, and SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology). He recently served as president of the West Texas Geological Society, and is also a past-president of the Permian Basin section SEPM, past-chairman of the Midland Chapter of SIPES, and past-president of the Texas Section of the National Association of Geology Teachers. Paul has received the Dedicated Service award from both the WTGS and the Permian Basin Section SEPM. In May, 2002, he received the West Texas Geological Society's highest recognition, the Honorary Life Membership award.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should:

(1) Understand the basic principles of petroleum systems
(2) Understand the principles used in studying geologic history and basin evolution
(3) understand the concepts of depositional systems and sedimentary facies
(4) Understand the basic concepts of hydrocarbon traps
(5) Understand the concepts of subsurface mapping and prospect generation
(6) Understand the factors controlling risk in hydrocarbon exploration and production
(7) Understand the basics of well-log analysis and formation evaluation

G100132Q Feb 18 - 21 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri  $1,795.00
($1,820.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 12 28.0 Hours

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