Course Details

This 5-day field course is designed with a mixed audience of managers, engineers, geologists and geophysicists in mind. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the best analogs for Kapp Toscana and Sassendalen Groups with a special emphasis on the Sto, Snadd, Kobbe and Klapmyss Formations.

The field-trip can also be ‘personalized’ if you have a specific area of interest in mind and can provide us with seismic lines, log, core and production data in advance. These data will only be used to teach your team and will be discarded afterwards.


• Geologists • Geophysicists • Petrophysicists • Engineers This course is meant for all who are working on Barents Sea reservoirs in an exploration or development capacity.

Course Outline

Day 1

Arrival at Grand Junction Regional Airport

We will be picking you up at Grand Junction Regional Airport an driving you to your hotel (which we will not only book for you, but will pay for as well).

Day 2

We will be gathering at the hotel meeting room for safety briefing, orientation, and classroom lectures on sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology of shallow marine siliciclastics.

After lectures we will head to some canyons close to the hotel where we will look at coastal plain deposits for Snadd analogs

In the afternoon we will head to Colorado National Monument for a geology overview and have dinner in Grand Junction.

Day 3

We will meet at 9:00 am in the hotel for lectures on linear wave dominated shorelines

To focus on the Kobbe Formation we will head to a canyon nearby and look at shoreface parasequences

Day 4

9:00 am lectures will cover channelized tidal reservoirs with a focus on the Sto Formation

We will be driving to Utah to look at high sinuosity tidal channels and associated point bars

Day 5

We will gather at 9:00 am for lectures on estuary and incised valley systems and then check-out from our hotel

The morning will be spent driving through the fluvial-tidal transition zone as an analog for the Snadd until we arrive at analogs for the Kobbe

Check-in at new hotel

Day 6

Workshop on Sassendalen and Kapp Toscana Reservoirs. The participants will brainstorm through key-wells and add create facies logs. Seismic sequence and facies analysis will be performed and then all data will be integrated to create a better understanding for the area of interest.

We will head into the field to look at some tidal inlets, barrier island and incised valley fill

Day 7

We will be checking out of the hotel early in the morning and drive directly to Grand Junction

Drop off and Grand Junction Regional Airport

This field trip is run upon request only with a minimum of 4 participants