Introduction to Petroleum Geochemistry Course

Next online course: Date: 11th September 2023


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Course Summary

The introductory petroleum geochemistry aims to provide participants with an understanding of the basics of source rock and oil evaluation, and the importance of petroleum geochemistry as a tool for reducing risk in hydrocarbon exploration and production.

Course content

The course is divided into the following topics:

  • Basics of source rock deposition and hydrocarbon generation.
  • Source rock sampling methods and description of key analytical techniques.
  • Analysis and basic interpretation of oils and rock extracts.
  • An introduction to IGI’s interpretation software (p:IGI+), including creation of graphs and basic interpretations in workshops.

Delivery method

The course can be provided in-person at either IGI's office in North Devon, or at a client's office over a period of 2 days.

In addition, we now provide this course through our new online Moodle platform spread over a period of 5 days. Each topic is made up of a series of short lectures (~20 minutes) and other activities that may include a data workshop, field video, quiz or live discussion session, supported by some additional materials such as reference files and access to IGI’s ig.NET information resource.

Fees and Booking


In-person course - duration: 2 days

Multiclient at IGI's offices - £1,200.00 + VAT  per person (up to 8 participants)

This price includes tuition, course notes, temporary access to p:IGI+ and ig.NET and lunches

Single-client at your own office - £2,000 +VAT per day (up to 12 participants)

This price includes tuition, course notes, temporary access to p:IGI+ and ig.NET 


Online course (Multiclient) - duration 5 days

£900.00 per person

This price includes access to our Moodle learning platform, live sessions, course notes and temporary access to p:IGI+ and ig.NET.

 Discounts available for multiple courses/participants, please contact us for more information