Field Trip to North Sea Reservoir Analogs

Course Details

The audience for this course would ideally consist of a mixed group of managers, engineers, geologists and geophysicists. This field course focuses on the Hegre Group, the Vestland Group and the Viking Group reservoirs. We will be using data from wells in the Southern and Central North Sea, such that participants can learn to identify lithofacies in well-logs.

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 North Sea reservoirs in an exploration or development capacity.

Course Outline

Day 1

Arrival at Grand Junction Regional Airport

Day 2

Safety briefing, orientation, introduction to fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy with an emphasis on the Skagerrak and Statfjord Formations – field excursion to look at fluvial channel and overbank environments

Day 3

Classroom modules on linear clastic shorelines with a focus on the Hugin, Draupne, Intra-Heather, Krossfjord and Fensfjord Formations – field excursion to look at shoreface parasequences

Day 4

Classroom modules on tide-influenced sandstones with a focus on the Sleipner and Sognefjord Formations – field excursion to look at tidal channels and bars

Day 5

Classroom modules on fan deltas and the Cromer Knoll Group – field excursion to look at coarse-grained deltas

Day 6

Workshop on participant data where we will integrate cores, logs and seismic to develop a better understanding of reservoir types and their distribution in the area of interest

Day 7

Departure from Grand Junction Regional Airport