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Founded in 1994, Clasina TerraScience operated as a full service upstream Petroleum Consulting and Training company until 2017. The company had become well-known worldwide in Petroleum Exploration and Development Consulting as well as for providing Training services.

We consulted across the globe: from the Canadian Rockies Westward to China and India or Eastward to Europe and Africa. We have found over one billion barrels of oil equivalent while at the same time we trained over a thousand of industry professionals in Geology, Geophysics and Geoscience Technology.

Our success stems from the unique link between our Consulting and Training and the sound use of Geoscience Principles with the latest in available technology and many years of highly successful practical experience coupled with our desire to stay current and up to date.

We focus on Developing Correctly Integrated Earth Models to Maximize Success and to Minimize Risk and Dry Holes.

We Trust that you were pleased with our training and services and encourage you to peruse this overview of material that will be converted to eBooks and Kindle Books in the near future.

 

GENERAL COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Economics and Risk Analysis of Petroleum Ventures
  • Basic Petrophysics - Introductory Log Interpretation and Analysis
  • Petrophysics and Petroleum Development Geology
  • Basic Seismic methods and applications for non-Geophysicists
  • Advanced Seismic methods and applications
  • Advanced Seismic Interpretation Using AVO & Attributes
  • Advanced Reservoir characterization
  • Seismic Data Acquisition Design
  • Fundamentals of Geomechanics
  • Geomechanics for Petroleum Applications
  • contouring and subsurface mapping

 

Risk Analysis

Economics and Risk Analysis of Petroleum Ventures

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Statistics and Probability

Review of probabilities
Review of Applied statistics
Review of time series
Review of risk and uncertainty

Decision processes

Decision theory
Decision trees
Influence diagrams
Conditional probabilities
uncertainty versus risk
Biases and opinions           

Exploration Play Analysis

Monte Carlo
Deterministic and stochastic processes
Play assessment
Play risk analysis
Economic analysis
Economic analysis under uncertainty

Portfolio Analysis

Utility theory
Portfolio analysis
Determining working interest
Minimization and maximization
Risk adjusted values

Real Option Analysis

Options
Real Options
Fractal statistics and their application to options

Petrophysics

Introductory Log Interpretation and Analysis

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Rocks and their properties

Porosity
Permeability
Reservoir fluids and gas
reservoir geometry
reservoir thickness
geological traps
coring
geophysics and petroleum geology
Depth measurements
Log headers and their information
Resistivity
Caliper
effects of invasion

Open hole logging

Spontaneous potential or SP
Natural Gamma Ray or GR
Acoustic or Sonic Logs
Density Logs
Neutron Logs
Resistivity Logs
Induction Logs
Porosity and Lithology devices
True formation resistivity
Connate water and resistivity
Resistivity ratio methods to determine saturation

Porosity Formation Factor and Shaliness

Assessment of shale content in reservoir
Shale Volume computations
Using GR
Using SP
Log derived Porosity
Estimating Porosity from Neutron data
Acoustic Porosity in Carbonates and complex reservoirs

Cross-plotting for porosity and lithology

Dual mineral Lithology Porosity cross plotting
Fundamentals of cross plotting
Acoustic Density cross plots
Acoustic Neutron cross plots
Mineral Identification
Clay analysis and spectral logs
Spectral cross plots

Saturation and porosity analysis

Saturation values
Saturation in clean formations
Quick look methods
Dual water model
Indonesian model
Saturation determination in low salinity reservoirs
Check methods
Determination of Hydrocarbon Type

Petrophysics and Petroleum Development Geology

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Depositional systems and reservoirs

Sand stone depositions
Carbonate depositions
Reservoirs in different types of sand bodies
Reservoirs in carbonates

Petrophysical Techniques

Neutron-Density lithology plots
Neutron-Sonic lithology plots
Density-sonic lithology plots
M-N plots
Matrix Identification plots
Alpha mapping from Sp
Clean sand or carbonate from gamma ray
rock typing and facies mapping
Cores, mud and cuttings

Reservoir fluids and pressures

Oil and Gas
Oil field waters
fluid behavior in reservoirs
subsurface pressures
reserve estimation
water flooding
enhanced oil recovery

Geological applications of well logs

sedimentology and stratigraphy
Fractures and stress fields

Horizontal wells

Overview of  Horizontal drilling
Reservoir characterization
well planning
Geo-steering
Fractures and fracture interpretation
cost effective methods

Geophysics

Seismic methods and applications for non-EarthScientists

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Rocks and Seismic Waves

Basic wave theory
Wave amplitudes and rock physics
The meaning of AVO and rock physics
Seismic resolution
Anisotropy and their effects
Acoustic Inversions

Seismic Field Elements

Seismic Field methods
2D, 3D and 4D seismic methods
Field design methods

Seismic Instrumentation

Overview of seismic instrumentation fundamentals

Mapping and mapping pitfalls

Sedimentary and structural processes
Geology and logs
Structural and dip issues
Time, velocity and depth issues
Trends and residuals
Well log and pay zone calibrations
Reservoir volume mapping and visualization
exploration risks and predictions

Statistics and Geostatistics

Probabilities
applied statistics
geostatistics

Advanced Seismic methods and applications

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Rocks and Seismic Waves

Wave theory
Seismic resolution
Amplitudes and rock physics
AVO and rock physics
Anisotropy and their effects
Acoustic Inversions
Pre-stack AVO inversions

Seismic Field Elements

Seismic Field methods
2D, 3D and 4D seismic
Multi components
Field design methods

Seismic Instrumentation

Overview of seismic instrumentation fundamentals

Mapping and mapping pitfalls

Sedimentary and structural processes
Geology and logs
Structural and dip issues
Time, velocity and depth issues
Trends and residuals
Well log and pay zone calibrations
Volume mapping and visualization
Exploration risks and predictions
Gridding Algorithms, contouring and pitfalls

Statistics and Geostatistics

Probabilities
Applied statistics
Geostatistics
Kriging and Co-Kriging
Kriging versus splines

Advanced Seismic Interpretation Using AVO & Attributes

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Rock Physics and AVO

Seismic waves and Mode conversions
Amplitudes and rock physics
AVO and rock physics
Seismic Inversions both pre- and post stack

Anisotropy and fractures

Anisotropy and their effects
Fractures and seismic waves
Compressional, shear waves and fractures

Mapping and mapping pitfalls

Sedimentary and structural processes
Geology and logs
Structural and dip issues
Trends and residuals
Log and pay zone calibrations
Volume mapping and visualization
exploration risks and predictions
Gridding algorithms and pitfalls

Statistics and Geostatistics

Probabilities
Applied statistics
Geostatistics
Kriging and Co-Kriging
Kriging versus splines

Reservoir simulation

Reservoir simulation methods
3D and 4D seismic
Multi component design
Criteria for 4D design
4D interpretation pitfalls

Reservoir Characterization

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Rock Physics

Amplitudes
Rock Properties
Rock physics

Statistics and Geostatistics

Probabilities
Applied statistics
Geostatistics

Mapping and mapping pitfalls

Structural and dip issues
Trends and residuals
Mapping issues and pitfalls
Volume mapping and visualization
Well logs and their uses
Mapping and gridding algorithms and their pitfalls

Anisotropy

Anisotropy and their effects
Kriging and Co-Kriging
Kriging versus splines

Reservoir simulation

Reservoir simulation methods
3D and 4D seismic data
Multi component seismic data
Criteria for 4D design
4D interpretation pitfalls

 

Quantitative Seismic Interpretation

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Seismology

Seismic waves
Mode conversions
Importance of azimuths
Waves, amplitudes and rock physics

Rock Physics

Rock physics vs sedimentary micro structures
Rock physics vs lithology and depositional environments
Petrophysics, Lithology and fluid predictions

Statistics and Rock Physics

Quantifying Uncertainty
Statistical Rock Physics
Statical classifications and pattern recognition
Information Entropy
Monte Carlo Simulations

Statistics and Geostatistics

Probabilities
Applied statistics
Geostatistics

Quantitative Interpretation

Qualitative vs Quantitative Interpretation
AVO and AVA Analysis and Constraints
Impedance Inversions and fluid stacks
Seismic Modelling
What If Analysis and Reservoir Predicitions

 

Statistics, contouring and subsurface mapping

The five day course content breakdown is as follows:

Statistics and Probability

Review of probabilities
Review of Applied statistics
Review of time series
Review of risk and uncertainty

Contouring

rules and conventions
structural and dip issues
trends and residuals
isopach, isochore and isolith
true stratigraphic thickness mapping
fault contouring  

Gridding

Points and distributions
comparison of various gridding algorithms
gridding pitfalls
machine contouring versus hand contouring

Mapping

Review of structural styles
review of stratigraphy
mapping issues and pitfalls
isometric presentations
descriptive geometry

Kriging and Co-Kriging

review of  Kriging principles
Kriging and co-Kriging
Kriging versus splines
Other applications of Kriging

 

 


Published Books

Award winning Book

Seismic Methods and Applications

Check out this AWARD WINNING TEXT that's used as a teaching and reference tool world wide.

Business Uncertainty

A Study of Business Decisions under Uncertainty

This thesis discusses methods to minimize the risk and uncertainty encountered in business especially in oil & gas exploration.

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Our Staff

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Regina Stark has a College diploma in Human Resource Administration and Law, and a strong background in Human Resources and Training with over forty years’ experience.
She held the position of Director of Human Resources with a large utility company for most of her career, where she had responsibilities for all human resources and training of several regional offices with more than 1200 employees.

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Dr. Andreas Stark, P. Geo. is a Professional Geoscientist with extensive experience in the areas of Exploration and Risk Management, Exploration & Development Geophysics, Geological and Geophysical Technology, Geophysical Management, Computer Science & Software Management.
Andreas entered the industry in 1966 with a seismic contractor as an observer and in 1971 moved into seismic processing where he became an Assistant Party Chief. In 1975 he moved to the oil company side and held positions as a Research Geophysicist, an Interpretation Geophysicist, a District Geophysicist, a Director of Geophysics and from 1994 until 2017 operated his Consulting Company.


During the late 1980’s Andreas joined an international Geoscience software company and became General Manager of the Canadian office. It is during this period that Andreas started to become more involved in Technology Transfer and Training, which he continues to do to this day.


Andreas is an aggressive result oriented proven Oil and Gas Finder, who was directly involved in the drilling of over a two hundred and fifty wells with a high Success ratio (82%) and has helped find over 1.275 BBOE conventional and around 2 BBOIP resource in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area and together with Regina has trained over a thousand industry professionals in geology, geophysics and geo-science technology

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