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AICPA/PDI Oil and Gas Conference 2017


OIL1704 - Fundamentals of Hydrocarbon Exploration for Non-Scientists


Nov 7, 2017 10:30am ‐ Nov 7, 2017 11:45am

Standard: $49.00

Description

This session will cover geologic principles as they pertain to hydrocarbon formation, migration and exploration. It will discuss the risk factors involved in evaluating a prospect, the technical challenges and costs of drilling a well, and explaining geology-related issues that you might read about in the news.

Learning objectives:

  • The basic geological processes involved in the formation of rocks and petroleum.
  • The exploration tools and techniques that geoscientists use to find hydrocarbons
  • The risk factors and economics of hydrocarbon exploration in different parts of the world.
  • Why the oil industry isn’t as sinister as they are made out to be in the media

Speaker(s):

  • Brian Payne, Senior Geoscientist, Hyperdynamics Corporation

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