Geophysical Application to Petroleum Engineering

Course Description

The main objective of the course is to apply geophysics to petroleum engineering aspects of reservoir analysis by demonstrating how the models arrived.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

Several key topics will be discussed in detail including: stress analysis, rock physics, rock mechanics, and reserve estimate. The integration of multiple seismic inversion models will be described in a manner that improves communication.

Who Attends

Geophysicists with 1-2 years experience

Special Requirements

Students should have an existing understanding of ESP equipment and operations.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.


Peter Bartok is an adjunct professor of geology at the University of Houston, instructor at Petroskills and a Petroleum E&P Consultant with research interests in unconventional shale resources, complex salt tectonics, rock physics and rock mechanics. His experience with BP included project management for Latin America, US Chief Onshore Geologist. He designed a course on multidisciplinary geoscience approach to unconventional resources and teaches courses in geophysics and structural styles. He has evaluated prospects in over 40 basins of the world (North America, Latin America, Europe, China and West Africa) and defined the exploration techniques leading to major discoveries in Venezuela, Angola and Guatemala. Mr. Bartok received a master’s degree in geology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has worked as a geophysicist for over 20 years and has published a textbook on unconventional resource assessment and more than 25 technical articles.