• November 08, 2017 from 8:30am to 4:30pm


This seminar is designed for oil and gas personnel that require a general understanding of geological prospect evaluation. Landmen, technologists and other personnel involved in written or oral communication with the geological department will benefit from attending this seminar.


This seminar will provide an overview of geology as it applies to petroleum exploration in Canada. Workshops and exercises are an integral part of the seminar. The instructor will review the geological exploration tools, models and concepts as they apply to oil and gas exploration in Canadian sedimentary basins. Topics to be discussed include: rocks and minerals, geological time scale, plate tectonics and reconstruction, development of hydrocarbon reservoirs and traps, the generation and entrapment of oil and gas and the historical geology of the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The geological tools used in exploration and formation evaluation will be utilized throughout the seminar, including well cuttings, cores, wireline and geophysical well logs, drillstem tests, surface and subsurface maps and cross-sections. The integration of geological data with geophysical, land, engineering and other disciplines will also be discussed.

Registration Fee includes beverages and snacks.


James Newsome

James graduated from Acadia University in Nova Scotia and immediately began working for PanCanadian Petroleum which subsequently became EnCana Corporation.  He has over 11 years experience on a variety of plays including tar sands, coalbed methane, shale gas and both clastic and carbonate exploration.  James is currently employed at Cenovus Energy in Business Development, integrated oil division.

CAPL Credits: 12 Credits
AAPL Credits: 12 Credits
Fee: CAPL Member $350 plus GST
  Non-Member $450 plus GST
This course has been Cancelled.