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Specialized Post-graduate Diploma

in Petroleum Technology
For Geologists

WELL DRILLING INSTITUTE

Your future career as a Geologist in Petroleum Industry will


require extensive knowledge and many techniques that you
have not learned in the University.
Even if you are currently unemployed or a student, you
should plan to acquire the skills needed by a Geologist.
Because the greater your command of these skills, the more
easily you can find employment and the greater value you will
be able to attain for yourself and for your Employer.
Thus you should look beyond your College curriculum to the
information that will be useful to you later on.

THEORITICAL KNOWLEDGE

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

INDUSTRY CONTACTS

A specialized diploma for Geologists that will equip them with all the
necessary expertise required to enter into the Oil Industry.
Well Drilling Institute understands that students need practical
knowledge and thus WDI commits for regular field visits and
considers it as a compulsory part of education
It is important for you to know as many people in your business and
professional life as you can. To a large degree, contacts are the key to
your finding employment, to enjoying your professional career, and
often to advancement in your company.
Well Drilling Institute put special steps for its students to establish
contacts with geologists and Engineers in the Oil industry.

The Diploma PROGRAM comprises of ELEVEN (11) COURSES


and a PROJECT in relevant field, which will be imparted in
TWO-SEMESTERS of 24-Weeks each, spread over a ONE-YEAR
period.

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Oil Field Familiarization


Petroleum Geology
Seismic Interpretation Techniques
Petro Physics
Drilling Operation
Well Construction
Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering
Petroleum Production Techniques
Logging and Testing
Natural Gas Processing
Health, Safety, Security and Environment

It will give the Geology students the basic knowledge of all


the petroleum engineering subjects and will familiarize them
with the petroleum field.

Geologist would find and sample potential source rock and


potential reservoir rock. He would map potential structures
that could be petroleum traps and define where best to drill.
The gross surface structure of an area might be mapped by a
geologist in the field but more likely it will be done by a
geologist specializing in remote sensing looking at satellite
imagery or aerial photos.

A geologist specializing in basin analysis might chime in with


information on the timing of the source rock and reservoir
rock structure giving information on whether the source rock
reached maturity before or after the potential traps were
formed.

Another geologist, a petrophysicist might examine the cores to


determine the reservoir properties of the rock and correlate
them to seismic properties.
These
would
in
turn
give
information
to
the
geologist/geophysicist doing seismic interpretation of the
area.
He might consult a specialist in seismic stratigraphy or
sedimentary petrology, both geologists for additional input.

From this information a geologist would work up a volumetric


analysis to determine the potential recoverable oil present in
the unproven reservoir.
Another geologist might work up a risk analysis on the
potential reservoir to help determine if the prospect is worth
drilling.

The geologist can still be responsible for collecting rock


samples in the field, but this might also be carried out by
another geologist in a core lab examining core samples from
another well whose samples correlate with the new area of
interest.

Once the decision has been made, and drilling commences, a


well site geologist would be responsible for monitoring the
drilling progress and identifying potential hydrocarbon
bearing zones from drill cuttings and mud returns.
Another geologist would be responsible for mud logging.
Once the well is complete, the well site geologist for the
company drilling, would stipulate the zones to be logged by
the service company.

The company well site geologist would provide oversight and


quality control on the log run and the data and A decision on
whether to or how to complete the well and what intervals to
perforate would be made.

This data would be provided back to the geologists in the


office to assess the results and if possible develop a reservoir
model. If enough wells are present in the area a detailed
reservoir model can be constructed from the logs and seismic
data.
If this is a wildcat or new field well the team might keep
control or a reservoir or development geologist might be
brought in to facilitate infill drilling to completely exploit the
new found reservoir. The development or reservoir geologist
might work closely with the reservoir engineer to plan out
how to most efficiently exploit the reservoir.

A structural geologist might be consulted to advise on the


potential for fractures in the area that might serve as
migration pathways or potential porosity in the reservoir rock.

Geologists specializing in well log analysis (also a potential


Petrophysicist) might correlate well logs from wells drilled in
the general or regional area to determine the underlying
sedimentary environment and facies distribution.
He might consult a specialist in seismic stratigraphy or
sedimentary petrology, both geologists for additional input.
From this information a geologist would work up a volumetric
analysis to determine the potential recoverable oil present in
the unproven reservoir.

Natural Gas Processing subject will give the idea about the Oil
and Gas Field Operations.

Health safety and environment knowledge is important for


any personal working in oil and gas industry and is
considered as mandatory.

Conclusively, this diploma is considered as compulsory for


any one who wants to enhance his/her knowledge, hands-on
experience and contacts to join Oil and Gas Industry.
This diploma will also help student to pursue
foreign
qualification in Petroleum Engineering with any specialization.