Various aspects of applied sedimentology, leading the attendee from the basics to the use of sedimentological data in reservoir studies and the impact of sedimentological features on reservoir performance.
- Sediment textures and their influence on reservoir quality (porosity and permeability)
- Brief introduction to diagenesis
- Sedimentary processes – transport and deposition
- Facies analysis – methods for the interpretation of sedimentary environments from core and wireline logs
- Introduction to the aeolian, fluvial, shallow marine and deep-water depositional environments, with examples of hydrocarbon reservoirs from these environments
- Use of outcrop analogues
- Data collection strategies in the field and subsurface
- 3-D modelling and geological realism
- Reservoir engineering aspects of sedimentology – impact of heterogeneity on fluid flow
- Field trip to examine modern and ancient sedimentology
Exploration and development geologists, exploration and development managers, and geophysicists as well as engineers with some geologic background will benefit.