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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:
20-May-14 Calgary (4 days) $ 3,595 CAD
More than 5 seats available
2-Jun-14 Denver (4 days) $ 3,595 USD
More than 5 seats available
23-Jun-14 Houston (4 days) $ 3,595 USD
More than 5 seats available
14-Jul-14 London (4 days) $ 5,395 USD
More than 5 seats available
11-Aug-14 Calgary (4 days) $ 3,595 CAD
More than 5 seats available
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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Instructor

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
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All course reviews are unedited.
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, NAO CAN Development Engineering Employee, Calgary
This course was excellent! I think every development or reservoir engineer should take it at some point in their career. It's a great foundational course in geology.
December 19, 2013, Senior Research Engineer, Calgary
An excellent course in the fundamentals of geology.
December 16, 2013, Account Manager, Calgary
A good course that covers all the basics needed to understand Geology and how Geologists explore for Oil and Gas.
December 16, 2013, Team Lead, Calgary
I had often wondered about how stratigraphy was determined. It was an A-Ha moment for me when Paul went through this information. I loved to learn the extensive history of the province of Alberta and how the resources that exist came to be. Loved the Course. Paul, thank you so much for all your excellent insights and the good natured way you conveyed all your material.
December 12, 2013, Production Engineer, Calgary
A very informative and engaging course I would (and have already) recommended.
December 12, 2013, Drilling Engineer, Calgary
Excellent training course. So interesting, knowledgable instructor, such a good experience.
November 28, 2013, DEPARTMENT MANAGER, London
Excellent course, really good insight into Geology with application to Oil & Gas Exploration.
November 28, 2013, Standard Solutions Manager, London
A great course thoroughly recommended.
November 27, 2013, Management Accountant, London
I would highly recommend this course to employees of oil and gas companies who do not have any formal geology training. The tutor is excellent and the course covers a wide variety of subjects that are highly relevant to the industry.
November 25, 2013, General Manager Kenya, London
Excellent
November 22, 2013, Principal Researcher, London
Excellent course! Paul is a great instructor, he kept audience attention all the time, it was never boring, every single hours during all 4 days worth it. Very structured, very visual explanations. I learnt even more than expected. I will recommend this course to all my colleagues.
November 22, 2013, Land Seismic Operation Supervisor, London
Highly Recommended course, excellent course material with the key ingredient of a course instructor passionate about Geology and finding Oil and Gas. 4 stars.
October 17, 2013, Attorney, Houston
This course was worth every penny and more.