Basin and Petroleum Systems Modelling Course

Next online course: Date: 20th November 2023


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Course Summary

The Basin & Petroleum Systems Modelling (BPSM) course is a balanced combination of background theory and hands-on exercises that will equip attendees with the ability to build and critically evaluate BPSMs, from model parameterization and workflows (1D, 2D and 3D), to petroleum systems analysis and basin/prospect de-risking.


This training program is designed for explorationists involved in the development and/or assessment of petroleum systems models. A basic understanding of the geology of sedimentary basins is the only requirement to fully benefit from this course.

Course content

The course is divided into the following topics:

  • Introduction to BPSM
  • Thermal-burial model inputs, constraints and calibration (e.g. temperature and maturity data)
  • Overview of  sedimentary basin tectonics and geothermics
  • Source rock deposition, kerogen organofacies and kinetics
  • Introduction to 3-D basin modelling software
  • Hydrocarbon generation, expulsion and migration
  • Principles and methodologies of risk analysis in BPSM
  • Concepts, flowcharts and best practices for 1D, 2D and 3D modelling (theory and hands-on) 

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 5 days.

In addition, we now provide this course through our new online Moodle platform spread over a period of 10 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: 5 days

Multiclient at IGI's offices - £2,600.00 + 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 10 days

£1,700.00 per person

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

Minimum of 2 attendees per course overall, individual bookings accepted

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