Modern Clastic Depositional Environments of Java, Indonesia

Course Details

The best way to develop a thorough understanding of the spatial distribution of reservoir quality sands is to take a field trip to a modern coastal plain and nearshore environments. That is the goal of this field trip offered along an estuary of the Kali Opak River along the Indian Ocean. We will examine the planform geometry of coastal plain rivers and discuss their expression on seismic and log data before heading out and walking the coastline.

This field trip is only taught in conjunction with our classroom course on fluvial and shallow marine reservoirs and compliments a field trip to look at ancient examples of shorefaces, barrier islands, and estuaries in the Book Cliffs of the USA.

This field trip is made possible by our friends and partners at PT. Geoservices – the premier oil and gas training company for Southeast Asia. We usually run this as a one-day field trip on the 5th day of our classroom course on fluvial and shallow marine clastics but can expand it to 5-days upon request.

Who Should Attend

• Geologists
• Geophysicists
• Petrophysicists
• Engineers

This course is meant for oil and gas professionals in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand who would like to develop a thorough understanding of clastic reservoir distribution and quality. 

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    Course Outline

    8:00 am – We will be gathering at the hotel meeting room for a safety briefing and orientation to the field area.

    9:00 am – We will gather at the hotel lobby and take ground transportation to Kretek where we will stop along a point bar of the Kali Opak river. We will discuss permeability anisotropy and fluid BTT when waterflooding fluvial reservoirs.

    10:00 am – We will continue our way towards the coastal plain stopping along the margins of the estuary to examine facies.

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Once at the beach we will have an early lunch while the instructor organizes the digging of trenches.

    12:00 -1:00 pm After having lunch we will spend some time looking at sedimentary structures exposed in a beach perpendicular trench. We will also discuss the log expression of shoreface reservoirs and the development of wave-dominated parasequences.

    1:00 – 2:00 pm We will examine the spit bar and rapid changes to its morphology in the past ten years and how this relates to the interpretation of sub-surface data from nearshore environments.

    2:00 – 3:30 pm After examining sedimentary structures in two other trenches we will load up and head back to the hotel in Yogyakarta.

    This field trip is scheduled by our partner PT Geoservices in Indonesia. Please contact us and we can get registration details for you.

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    Our headquarters are twenty minutes away from downtown Denver and half an hour from the largest core facility in the United States. Or field office in Ouray allows us quick access to world-class outcrops in Utah and New Mexico.