Geochemical Training

Specific Geochemical Training Taught By Practicing Subject Matter Experts.

These courses equip you with the technical knowledge and skills to sustain the performance improvements gained by using our technologies, products, and services. Each course includes basics on technology and operations, featuring case studies, lectures, and hands-on exercises.


Undiscovered reserves in prolific, mature basins and bypassed petroleum in developed fields are key targets for increasing reserves at minimal cost. Geochemical tools can dramatically improve discovery and development success by identifying and characterizing these targets in both conventional and unconventional systems. Course participants learn to interpret geochemical logs, map organic facies variations, identify petroleum systems using multivariate data, and predict vertical and lateral variations in oil quality and gas-to-oil ratios. This course teaches how to integrate geochemical, geological and engineering data to identify reservoir compartments, allocate commingled production, identify completion problems, and monitor flood progression. The course also explains how to optimize development by predicting vertical and lateral variations in API gravity and viscosity. Attendees learn interpretive guidelines to evaluate geochemical data. Interpretation pitfalls are illustrated using exercises. Sample collection techniques are discussed. No background in geochemistry is needed.  Sign Up Here...
From To Location Instructor
5 Dec, 2016  9 Dec, 2016 Houston   Dr. Mark A. McCaffrey
6 Mar, 2017 10 Mar, 2017 Midland Dr. Mark A. McCaffrey
17 Apr, 2017 21 Apr, 2017 Houston   Dr. Mark A. McCaffrey



During field development and production, numerous problems can be solved through integration of geochemical, geological, and engineering data. Geochemical approaches for solving these problems are appealing for several reasons. 1) They provide an independent line of evidence that can help resolve ambiguous geological or engineering data. Example: geochemical data can reveal whether small differences in reservoir pressure reflect the presence of a barrier between the sampling points. 2) They are far less expensive than engineering alternatives. Example: geochemical allocation of commingled production costs only 1-5% as much as production logging. 3) They have applicability where other approaches do not. Example: geochemical allocation of commingled production can be performed on highly-deviated or horizontal wells and on wells with electrical submersible pumps - well types not amenable to production logging. This course explains how geochemistry complements other reservoir management tools. Case studies and exercises illustrate key points. Computer-based exercises illustrate the utility of certain key software packages. Sampling pitfalls and sources of contamination are discussed. The course will NOT cover PVT (Pressure-Volume-Temperature) relationships or equation of state calculation. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.  Sign Up Here...
From To Location Instructor
15 May, 2017 19 May, 2017 Houston Dr. Mark A. McCaffrey