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Practical Professional Career Training
for the Oil & Gas Industry

Geology for Non-Geologists

Course Overview
This popular four-day course will provide non-geologists with a practical understanding of the principles used by petroleum geologists in the search for oil and gas.  The session will include both the scientific background and the practical applications of geology.  The tools, techniques, and vocabulary of the petroleum geologist will be emphasized throughout the course.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
25-Aug-14 Denver (4 days) $ 3,595 USD
More than 5 seats available
8-Sep-14 Houston (4 days) $ 3,595 USD
More than 5 seats available
27-Oct-14 Calgary (4 days) $ 3,595 CAD
More than 5 seats available
17-Nov-14 Houston (4 days) $ 3,595 USD
More than 5 seats available
8-Dec-14 London (4 days) $ 5,395 USD
More than 5 seats available
Average participant rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Course Outline
  • Origin, Nature, and Occurrence of Petroleum
  • Identifying and Classifying Rocks - Source Rocks, Reservoir Rocks, and Seals
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Depositional Environments and their Significance to Reservoir Rock Prediction
  • Geologic Time and Dating Geologic Events
  • Structural Geology - Folding and Faulting
  • Formation of Petroleum Traps
  • Surface and Subsurface Mapping Methods
  • Reconstructing Geologic Events Through Field Work, Maps, and Cross Sections
  • Exploration Methods - Generating and Evaluating Prospects
  • Working with Logs
  • Sources of Data
  • Sample Examination
  • Oil Shows at the Wellsite
  • Formation Evaluation
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Paul H. Pause is an independent consulting geologist based in Midland, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology at the University of California at Berkeley, and a master's degree in geology at UCLA. He has worked for a number of oil and gas producing companies, and serves on the executive boards of several professional societies. Paul has received the Dedicated Service award from both the WTGS and the Permian Basin Section SEPM. In May 2002, Paul received the West Texas Geological Society's highest recognition, the Honorary Life Membership award.

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Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
Average participant rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
50 participant evaluations
Very Good
Very Poor
All course reviews are unedited.
August 14, 2014, Manager Winstar Satu Mare SRL, Calgary
a very good training. would recommend it to everybody in my business activity field
July 21, 2014, Senior Account Manager, London
The course delivered to it's promise, giving me a good grounding in Geology.
April 22, 2014, Sr. Finance Advisor - Exploration & New Ventures, Houston
This was one of the best trainings that I have ever attended. The instructor was outstanding - very knowledgeable and very passionate about geology! I learned a great deal.
March 28, 2014, Geoscience Technician, London
Excellent introductory course in petroleum geology for non-geologists. Would recommend this course to someone else.
March 21, 2014, Ingénieur Réservoir, London
Instructor was excellent. Made the concepts very clear.
March 21, 2014, Economics Specialist, London
The training course was excellent!The content of course is interesting and the professor made it clear, easy to follow and "who should tell" really interesting.
March 10, 2014, Production Technologist, Calgary
Recomend it to anyone who is looking for a general education in geology and to those who have been out of classroom for a solid refresher.
March 7, 2014, Production E.I.T., Calgary
very good
March 3, 2014, Drilling & Completions Technical Specialist, Calgary
This course was an excellent introduction to 'Geology for the Non-Geologist'. Mr. Pause is not only a professional in the geology field but in his instruction manner as well.
March 3, 2014, Senior Production Engineer, Calgary
This course was an excellent overview and introduction to Geology for those that haven't had continued exposure to the subject. I found the concepts easy to grasp and Paul was really good at linking the concepts into every day examples. This course is the ideal starting point for those interested in learning about the critical fundamentals of Geology.
February 28, 2014, Reservoir Engineer EIT, Calgary
Great crash course for non-geologists who work a lot with geo professionals. Very satisfied with the knowledge I got out of the course.
February 28, 2014, Reservoir Engineer, Calgary
Great overview of petroleum geology for those who don't have the background. Helps with visualising what happens in the reservoir.
January 20, 2014, GGRE Application Analyst, Houston
Geology for Non-Geologists is an excellent course. The topics are easy to follow and the delivery is very interesting.
January 20, 2014, Geoscience Technician, Houston
This is a great course for non-geologists working within the O & G Industry.
January 17, 2014, Business Analyst - IT, Houston
Great course, surpassed my expectations. The instructor, Paul, is fantastic and does a great job with the material!
December 19, 2013, Senior Research Engineer, Calgary
An excellent course in the fundamentals of geology.