Introduction to ArcGIS for Petroleum Exploration
|Event Date/Time: Oct 20, 2009||End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2009|
This 3-day hands-on short course/workshop is designed to introduce the basic concepts and methodologies of ArcGIS software to petroleum explorationists, including exploration and development geologists and geophysicists, petroleum engineers, exploration managers and those involved with environmental compliance. The course assumes no prior knowledge of GIS or ArcGIS and consists of short introductory lectures followed by over 75 practical computer-based exercises and assignments that take participants from basic concepts to advanced topics. Examples used are drawn from worldwide petroleum-producing basins or potentially productive basins. The course teaches not only the powerful mapping functionalities of ArcGIS but more importantly how the software is used to (1) integrate vector, raster and tabular data from disparate sources, (2) build a digital geological picture/database of an area, and (3) create complex analysis projects for exploration decision-making. The course is taught by an experienced petroleum explorationist who has successfully used GIS software in his consulting business for many years.