Hydrocarbon Habitat Modelling

The Student Chapters of SPE/AAPG cordially invites you to the following event:

Hydrocarbon Habitat Modelling

Dr Paul Featherstone


The main processes that generate oil and gas from source rocks can be modelled by computer. These are: burial history, temperature history of the source rock, oil and gas generation history, primary migration out of the source rock, secondary migration to structural highs, trapping spilling and leakage. Putting all these processes together in 3 dimensions to give a basin wide history of hydrocarbon accumulations requires input from many disciplines. The talk will show an example of this from the Haltenbanken area of Norway, and discuss the limitations and scope for further work.

Speaker’s bio:

Dr Paul Featherstone lectures on the Oil and Gas Engineering programme at the University of Nicosia. He holds first class Honours degree in Geology from the University of Birmingham (UK), earned in 1973, and a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Durham (UK) completed 1976. He joined Shell International upon completion of his doctorate and worked for Shell for 33 years as an oil and gas explorer in many countries (Oman, Egypt, Netherlands, Australia, Kazakhstan) as well as researching and developing multiple technologies and software packages, before retiring in 2009 as a Global Geologist conducting reviews of projects in typically 35 countries a year. He lives in Paphos with his wife and 13 year old twins.

The talk will be delivered in English and is open to the public. Please save the date:

Date: Wed 13th February, 2019

Venue/Time: Cine Studio Amphitheatre, 15:00-16:00

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