This is an integrated course containing modules focusing on Petroleum Systems and Basin Evaluation, covering both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources. This course covers a range of topics related to the various basins formation at plate margins and the key potential of elements and processes of the petroleum system, including hydrocarbon generation, migration, accumulation and alteration. Techniques for source rock evaluation and assessing organic maturation are reviewed, and the mechanisms and efficiencies of migration are reconstructed. It focuses on thermal history modelling and basin analysis, which provides the basis for predicting the timing and extent of petroleum generation in sedimentary basins. Thermal models derived from borehole information (e.g. stratigraphy, bottom hole temperatures, lithology) and theoretical models are discussed. Different thermal maturation indicators are reviewed and their use in calibrating thermal models demonstrated. This course concludes with the capstone experience of a week-long field trip to Upper Indus Basin range sedimentary basin where key elements of the petroleum geoscience program are incorporated, including sedimentology, stratigraphy, diagenesis, structural geology and geomechanics, petroleum systems, reservoirs, seals and pay.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

The student shall acquire the specialized knowledge in petroleum geoscience disciplines related to petroleum systems especially sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology and basin evolution. Be able to both independently and as a team critically analyse and synthesise complex information in order to interpret data from regional geologic observations. Be able to communicate their knowledge and understanding to specialist audiences. They may able to understand source rock maturation and hydrocarbons generation and to assess most significant basin modeling parameters for regional basin model construction and to understand hydrocarbon migration processes and evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of a given area. They may able to altogether know about the Source rocks formation, organic matter types, global distribution How to analyse different data types to generate key input data for maturity and migration modeling, Hydrocarbon types and distribution,  Controls on migration,  Becoming familiar with basin models and the input data required and  How to calibrate basin models

Text Books:

1. Allen, P. A., & Allen, J. R. (2013). Basin analysis: Principles and application to petroleum play assessment. John Wiley & Sons.

2. Wangen, M. (2010). Physical principles of sedimentary basin analysis. Cambridge University Press.

3. Makhous, M., & Galushkin, Y. (2005). Basin analysis and modeling of the burial, thermal and maturation histories in sedimentary basins . Paris: Editions Technip.            

Course Start Date: January 13, 2020

Course End Date:   May 08, 2020

Class Timing

Monday        12:00 -1:00 PM

Tuesday       12:00- 1:00 PM

Wednesday  12:00 -1:00 PM

Assesment Criteria:

Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]

Mid Term (Term paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material