Petroleum Geochemistry


Study the origins of petroleum, tracing the maturation of organic matter and detailing how geochemistry can be applied to petroleum exploration and production.


This course focuses on characteristics and chemical make up of petroleum, tracing maturation of organic matter to petroleum. It emphasizes on the development of kerogen and bitumen as transitional steps and explains modification of intermediate material during diagnosis, ketogenesis and metagenesis. It will also present examples of source-rock studies, crude oil correlations and crude oil source rock parings. It demonstrates uses and limitation of geochemical techniques and their importance in exploration and production.


    • Introduction to Exploration Geochemistry
    • Characterizing source rock types, quality, maturity and generation potential.
    • Crude Oil Correlation
    • Examples of source rock studies, crude oil correlations and crude oil source rock partings.
    • Application of Exploration geochemistry to petroleum Exploration
    • Reviews and integration of basic source rock a crude oil evaluation into basin study and modeling.

    Who Can Benefit?

    Geologists, geoscientists, petroleum engineers, managers and supervisions concerned with exploration and production in new basins.