Geology for Non-Geologists, Houston, January 13-16, 2014

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 13, 2014 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Jan 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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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.  

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

Date: Jan 13 - 16, 2014

Length: 4 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 3.2 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 32 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 3,595.00 USD



Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

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.