This !s Petroleum Systems – t!Ps™ – believes the Industry can find and produce more oil & gas and lower unit costs by basing decisions on a better understanding of how the Petroleum System works. Petroleum Systems Analysis (PSA), employing its key enabling sub-discipline Fluid Systems Analysis (FSA), blends geology, organic geochemistry and numerical simulation – often referred to as ‘basin modeling’ – into a holistic and quantitative understanding of how the system works. In other words how did the petroleum find its way from a source rock (such as the Eagle Ford in the outcrop photographs above the wheel) to the accumulations where we find and produce it (below). t!Ps aims to enable, advance and promote Petroleum and Fluid Systems Analysis as core Geoscience skills, to benefit your E&P businesses. To do this t!Ps will:

  • Enable People – educate generalists, experts and leaders
  • Define Direction – identify technical gaps or weaknesses and develop new Tools
  • Deliver Results – perform Studies, both business and research

t!Ps’ proposition is two-fold:

  • For the individual geoscientist – broaden your skills and help your team succeed in the increasingly tough exploration and production challenge by understanding the Petroleum and Fluid System better
  • For the E&P business – improve overall portfolio evaluation and opportunity selection by understanding how the Petroleum System controls Volume, Risk and Value in your opportunity set; focus time and money on the right Petroleum Systems problems

Petroleum and Fluid Systems Analysis can be applied at the basin, play, prospect or segment scale in Petroleum Exploration; or at the field, reservoir or pool level in Petroleum Development and Production. Conventional PSA methods can equally be adapted and successfully applied to sweet-spot mapping in Unconventional Resource Exploration and Development. Many ‘Shale Gas’, ‘Tight Gas’ or ‘Tight Oil’ reservoirs simply represent self-contained Petroleum Systems, where the source bed contains the accumulation.

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t!Ps™ Services are delivered face-to-face at your office or an off-site location, on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis:

Consulting, Coaching and Advisory t!Ps™ can visit with individuals or groups in your organization on a consulting basis to deliver, participate in, or lead, projects; coach individuals or teams; or provide independent advice. Classes, Clinics & Workshops t!Ps™ strategy for face-to-face learning is to build a modular, linked series of Classes to be offered singly or in aggregate. From time to time, t!Ps™ will tactically offer Clinics and Workshops on problems of the day that occur to us, or arise from your feedback.


t!Ps™ Products are available for direct purchase online via the Shopping Cart or via your organizational procurement process. Items are priced as individual copies – multi-user deals for Tools or Distance Learning Resources are available on request. Petroleum System Study (PSS) series Topical reports, written on a speculative basis, contain fresh analysis of publically available data that are either relevant to basins / plays of the day; or serve as classic Petroleum System analogs. Basin-Processed Data (BPD) series t!Ps™ provides the compilations of data on which each of the Studies and Tools Products are based. See the evidence, or make your own interpretation! Petroleum System Tool (PST) series t!Ps™ aims to improve geoscience software through the development of new algorithms. They will be provided as standalone quick-look applications and, by arrangement with software vendors, may be licensed as modules. Distance Learning Resources (DLR) series Teach yourself at your own pace with these all-new modular learning materials, designed to teach generalist Geoscientists and Petroleum / Fluid Systems Analysts alike with purpose-designed diagrams and charts.