Wellsite Geology

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Oil and Gas Training


The course describes the modern role of the wellsite geologist. It will include duties and responsibilities with respect to well planning, subsurface hazard identification and mitigation, contractor selection and management, HSE, data acquisition planning. During the well execution phase, monitoring of coring, wireline logging, geosteering and pore pressure evaluation. Post well duties including end of well reporting, data distribution and archiving, lessons learned.


Basic – Participants should have basic knowledge of wellsite operations.


To give the participant a firm foundation in all aspects of wellsite geology.

 Target Audience

Mudloggers or other wellsite contractors wanting to learn the wellsite geology.

Wellsite geologists (beginner to 1 year) wanting to consolidate and enhance their skills.

 Course Content (Daily Outline)

Day 1

Introduction to the role of wellsite geology and relationship to operations geology.

Review of some fundamentals


Samples and Sampling

Basics of logs

Data Management

Day 2

Directional drilling

Coring and sidewall coring

ERD and Geosteering.

 Day 3

Quality assurance of contractors.

Geological contractors.

Mudlogging, LWD/MWD, Wireline.

Wireline Logging QC

Day 4

Formation Pressure fundamentals and activities.

Day 5

Pore pressure evaluation and activities.

Course finalisation.


33 years industry experience as a mudlogger, data engineer, pore pressure engineer, wellsite and operations geology. He has been providing training courses in all these topics for the last 15 years to oil companies and training providers worldwide. He lectures part time at the universities of Manchester and Derby and is lead facilitator and course creator for BP’s Accelerated Development Programme (ADP) for operations geology. He is a subject matter expert in wellsite and operations geology, wellsite data management, formation pressure evaluation and HTHP wells. He is also experienced in writing procedures and manuals having done so for both Exxon and BP.

Wellsite Geology training Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

Wellsite Geology Training in Ghana, Nigeria and Qatar is also available.

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