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Advanced Integrated Basin Modeling for De-risking Exploration in Frontier Provinces

Monday, 12 September 2022, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  |  Tunis, Tunisia

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Who Should Attend

Geologists, Geophysicists, Reservoir Engineers, Geo-modelers

Course Content

This short training course is based on years of experience stemming from R&D studies in the fields of sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geochemistry, and petroleum systems in the East-Mediterranean basins. The acquired knowledge and the proposed workflow that has been tested particularly on the Levant basin, can be applied and tailor-designed to suit other underexplored basins.

The objective of the course is to present an integrated workflow for modeling sedimentary basins including source to sink stratigraphic forward simulations, thermal and burial evolutions, and uncertainty analyses. Numerical modeling is based on robust field investigations, well data analyses, and interpretation of geophysical data. Through this workflow reasonable multi-scenario simulations and probabilistic information are produced, leading to sound decisions for less risky hydrocarbon exploration. The course will detail the various steps that were achieved for constructing and applying the integrated workflow on a real exploration frontier province.

The delivering method of this course is centered on inter-active group activities with a minimum amount of lecturing (particularly for presenting the objectives, settings, and some data). It consists of an efficient walk through the workflow (geodynamic framework, regional stratigraphic correlations, key seismic section interpretations, seismo-stratigraphy, forward stratigraphic modeling – including source rocks modelling, thermal/burial modeling – including both thermogenic and biogenic (gas) petroleum systems, and uncertainty analyses (via machine learning and geostatistics). Participants will get involved in the data interpretation and geo-models through group activities.

Course Outcomes

The key course outcomes will be:

  1. Synthesis on the East-Mediterranean geodynamics, tectono-stratigraphy, and petroleum systems
  2. Specific remarks on seismic data interpretation (including seismo-stratigraphy interpretation)
  3. Construction of a Stratigraphic Forward Model (SFM) to predict play fairways
  4. Integration of the SFM into a thermal/burial model
  5. Numerical modelling of oil and gas generation, expulsion and accumulation
  6. Probability/Uncertainty assessment of results – for de-risking exploration


$520 USD
Room Assignment:
Laico Tunis Spa and Conference Center
Booking Deadline
15 August 2022

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation deadline is 14 August 2022. Cancellations received on or before the 14th August 2022 will be charged $100. Cancellations received after the 14th August will be charged the full amount.


Advanced Integrated Basin Modeling for De-risking Exploration in Frontier Provinces
Laico Tunis Spa and Conference Center
Mohamed V Avenue, Human Rights Square
Tunis, Tunis 1001


Fadi Henri Nader Fadi Nader 2022-2022 Project Leader, IFPEN, France
Fadi Henri Nader is currently a project leader and geosciences expert at IFPEN Energy Resources (France) and Chair Professor of “Multiscale Fluid-Rock Interactions” at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). He has more than 20 years of experience in characterization and modeling of sedimentary basins and reservoirs, integrated stratigraphy, seismic interpretation, structural geology and geochemistry. He graduated from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) in Geology (BSc., MSc. -1994/2000), got his PhD at the KU Leuven University (Belgium, 2003), and HDR (Habilitation de Direction de la Recherche) at the Paris-Sorbonne University France (2015). He is co-author of more than 72 publications in peer reviewed international journals. Prof. Nader is active in several international scientific and professional societies such as the Geological Society, London (GSL), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and the International Lithosphere Program (ILP • IUGS-IUGG).