This is a crash course on factors that control fluid-flow through eolianite successions. Why is that important to understand? Because eolianiates seem apparently homogenous but have some of the highest permeability anisotropy of any sandstone depositional system.
Based on your interest this course can be taught in three different ways:
1) Hydrocarbon-focus (case studies from the Tensleep, Norphlet and Rotliegendes)
2) Sediment-Hosted Copper-focus (case studies from Revett-Type Cu Deposits including Lisbon Valley, USA)
3) Eolianite Placer focus (case studies from the Diamond deposits of Namibia and gold placers from Western Australia)
Lessons learned from eolianite successions across the globe will be shared with participants such that they can employ best practices in their own data interpretation workflows.
and all who wish to develop a better understanding of the factors that control hydrocarbon flow, metal and diamond occurrence in Eolian systems
9:00 – 9:15 AM Introduction to Instructor, participants, learning objectives
9:15 – 10:00 AM Eolian hierarchy: Laminae, bedforms, dunes types, draas and ergs and relationship
10:05 – 10:30 AM Eolian bounding surfaces and their role in reservoir compartmentalization: Growth
10:30 – 11:00 AM Best practices using case studies from Rotliegendes, Entrada, Minnelusa and Tensleep (if you chose
the hydrocarbon-focused course, Lisbon Valley, Nambia or Western Australia if you chose the mining-
11:00 -11:45 AM Exercises can be done on your data or our textbook examples
11: 45 AM- Noon Questions and Answers
This is not a public course and is only available to companies and institutions who want to arrange it in-house at their office or online with a minimum of three participants. Contact us for pricing.