This is an upper level, work-intensive course that assumes participants have a background in basic sequence stratigraphic principles. The audience for the course includes geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who are involved in creation of geomodels and horizontal well planning for geosteering.
Review of basic sequence stratigraphic principles such as the interplay between tectonics, accommodation, sediment supply, rates of sea-level rise and fall and climate.
Differences between the practice of sequence stratigraphy and its applications in conventional vs unconventional reservoirs
The business-case for sequence stratigraphy in “engineering resource plays”
Natural and Induced fractures, mechanical stratigraphy, brittleness-index, and the prediction of fracture-prone facies.
Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy of Tight Oil Sandstones and Coalbed Methane – we will introduce you to the concept of the “Halo Play”
Case studies from several tight oil sandstones from different Rocky Mountain Foreland Basins will be used to illustrate the role of sequence stratigraphy in horizontal well planning this includes the Frontier, Teapot, Parkman, Muddy (J-Sandstone) and Codell Sandstone.
Classification and Process Sedimentology of Mudrocks: Storm induced currents, mass transport, turbidity currents, debris flows and the continuity and geometry of their products.
Deltaic Mudrocks – hypo and hyperpycnites, development and identification of key sequence stratigraphic surfaces and parasequences with examples from the Mancos and Mowry
Exercises on core and log data from the Mowry of the Powder River Basin
Deepwater Carbonate Mudrocks: The day will be devoted to controlling parameters of sediment gravity flows in the Permian Basin with an emphasis on depositional architecture and relationship between mineralogy, bed-thickness, and fracture propagation. Case studies will be presented from the Avalon Shale, Bone Spring and Wolfcamp.
Exercise on the recognition of sediment gravity flows using thin-sections, core, dip-meter and borehole image logs
Sequence Stratigraphy of Platform Carbonates: identification of carbonate cyclicity and examples of common cycle types from the Bakken, Three Forks, Niobrara and Eagle Ford.
Core and log expression of key sequence stratigraphic surfaces and marine hardgrounds.
Exercises on participant data
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