Intermediate course for geoscientists
Learn how to analyse basins and plays in ArcGIS.
Basin analysis and play fairway assessment in ArcGIS
This course provides you with the ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcView) skills required to undertake basin analysis and petroleum play fairway mapping workflows using Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst.
Note that this course can either be delivered using only out-of-the-box ArcGIS for Desktop tools, or using a combination of ArcGIS for Desktop and our own Exploration Analyst software.
You will learn the related editing skills needed to efficiently develop and manage complex play fairway polygons, as well perform common basin analysis tasks in ArcGIS for Desktop, such as creating creaming curves, plotting field size distributions and modelling migration pathways.
Participants attending this course should have completed an introductory ArcGIS for Desktop course or already be familiar with ArcGIS for Desktop or equivalent mapping software.
Geoscience professionals and support staff who are going to be performing basin analysis or creating play fairway maps. The course focuses on how such analyses can be completed using ArcGIS-based techniques, rather than the science of the techniques themselves.
- Focuses on the application of geoprocessing tools for basin and play analysis
- Uses industry standard ArcGIS for Desktop tools from Esri (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox) and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
- Two-day intensive course
- Instructor-led hands-on learning by ‘doing’
- Trainer demonstrations and course validation questions
- Describe the exploration process and discuss how Combined Common Risk Segment (CCRS) Maps are generated
- Apply a symbology style and create an attribute domain to standardise data capture in ArcGIS
- Undertake advanced editing to develop spatial data to be used in the play fairway analysis and check the integrity of digitised data using the Topology toolbar
- Create continuous raster grids from point and contour data using Interpolation tools in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
- Generate potential hydrocarbon flow migration pathways and accumulation areas using the Hydrology toolset in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
- Calculate creaming curves and field size distributions using the Graphing Wizard
- Perform a block ranking analysis by combining selection queries, field calculations and geoprocessing tools
- Reclassify raster grids to convert continuous rasters to thematic rasters which represent probability layers
- Create a combined probability raster using Raster Calculator and the Weighted Sum tool and create a combined probability vector layer using the Union tool
- Use the outputs of your analysis to produce a play chance map which includes each play element