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Below are the Short Courses offered during the 2023 Spring Break Student Expo. Please register for only one Short Course.

Deadline for registration: March 5, 2023


3-D Reservoir Modeling (using Petrel)

This course is for non-OU students only

Instructor: Matthew Pranter, Professor and Monnett Chair in Energy Resources, University of Oklahoma
Location: Sarkeys Energy Center – Room 1010
Fee: $20 for students
Limit: 20 participants maximum

This short course emphasizes the concepts and methods of 3-D geological / reservoir modeling through lectures and the use of Petrel software (Petrel software graciously provided by Schlumberger through a major donation to OU).  The course addresses the reservoir modeling workflow, modeling inputs and conditioning data, stratigraphic and structural framework, well-log upscaling, “rock type” modeling concepts and methods, petrophysical property modeling methods, and analysis of reservoir modeling results.
*This course is for non-OU students only

Geochronology and Thermochronology as Applied to Basin Systems

Instructor: Gilby Jepson, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma; Sarah George, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Location: Sarkeys Energy Center - Room TBD
Fee: $20 for students

This short course will provide an overview of how geochronology and thermochronology are used to resolve tectonic and thermal evolution of sedimentary basins. Dr. Jepson will introduce students to low-temperature thermochronometers commonly applied to basins. Our focus will be on apatite and zircon fission-track and apatite and zircon (U-Th-[Sm])/He, and how these radiogenic systems are used to reconstruct the thermal and tectonic history of a basin. Dr. George will cover common U-Th-Pb geochronometers. We'll address how these systems are used to provide chronostratigraphic frameworks, resolve sediment routing, and develop tectonic models for basin evolution.

Sequence Stratigraphy of Mixed Carbonate and Siliciclastic Depositional Systems in the Permian of the Delaware Basin, USA

Instructor: Art Saller, Stratigrapher, Cobalt International Energy
Location: Sarkeys Energy Center - Room TBD
Fee: $20 for students 

The Delaware Basin is currently the largest oil-producing basin in the US with conventional and unconventional Permian reservoirs that alternate between carbonates and siliciclastics. This course will discuss deposition and sequence stratigraphy associated with mixed carbonate and siliciclastic systems. Lectures and exercises include rocks, logs and seismic data from outcrops and the subsurface in west Texas and New Mexico.

Pore Pressure Prediction: Concepts, Mechanisms, and Workflows

Instructor: Ming Suriamin, Petroleum Geologist & Petrophysicist, Oklahoma Geological Survey
Location: Sarkeys Energy Center - Room 360
Fee: $20 for students
Limit: 20 participants maximum

Pore pressure prediction is a critical aspect of subsurface engineering and geology. This course provides an overview of the methods and techniques used to predict pore pressure in hydrocarbon reservoirs, geothermal systems, and other subsurface environments. The course covers the basics of fluid mechanics, rock mechanics, and geology as they relate to pore pressure prediction. Participants will learn about the measurement and interpretation of data from drilling, well logs, and seismic, and how these data are used to build models for pore pressure prediction. The course will also cover the practical application of these models in real-world scenarios and the interpretation of results. By the end of the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of pore pressure prediction and be able to apply this knowledge in their work.