The course is designed for geoscientists and reservoir engineers who primarily focus on fluvial and shallow marine successions, especially those involved in building or updating geomodels. Whether your task involves a simple well-correlation across tidal systems, or the input of fluvial channel dimensions into a geomodel this course will benefit you in several ways.
Introduction to the course and sedimentary structures in fluvial to shallow marine successions.
Sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine siliciclastic systems. Exercise on description and interpretation of core facies.
Fluvial systems: classification of rivers, architectural elements, prolific global fluvial reservoirs, exercise on calculating channel dimensions and geometry using core or borehole image log data.
Deltaic systems: Wave, Tidal, Fluvial processes, deltas through sea-level cycles, architecture, fan-deltas, gilbert-type deltas, shelf-margin deltas and supply of sand into the basin and reservoir prediction using clinoform trajectory analysis on seismic lines.
Exercise on the seismic facies of deltas
Incised Valley Systems and Tidal Systems: Distribution of reservoirs and their vertical stacking patterns, exercise focuses on describing shallow marine core.
Exercise on collecting input parameters for geomodeling
Reservoirs in linear wave-dominated siliciclastic shorelines, discussion of storm dominated, influenced and affected shorelines, facies belts: backshore, foreshore, upper shoreface, lower shoreface, transition zone, offshore
Workshop on the identification of Gross Depositional Environments in well-logs.
Workshop on participant data
This course will be offered in Denver, USA between August 24-28 in 2015. The course cost is $3900/person and includes course manual, handouts, exercise materials and lunch.