Fluviatile & Deltaic Depositional Environments

This course focuses on methods that can be used to improve the prediction of reservoir size, shape, trend and quality through detailed analysis of depositional environments. The sedimentary characteristics of each of the Fluviatile and Deltaic depositional systems are presented in detail, using examples from recent environments, outcrops, cores, wireline logs and test/production data from oil and gas fields in various parts of the world.

Discipline: Geology
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 4 Days
  • Fluvial Environment:
  • Alluvial fan environment:
  • Alluvial fan definition.
  • Geometry of alluvial fan.
  • Setting of alluvial fan.
  • Classification of alluvial fan.
  • Facies characteristics.
  • Alluvial fan from logs and seismic.
  • Alluvial fan from cores.
  • Associated facies.
  • Economic reservoir potentiality of alluvial.
  • Fan deposits.
  • Example of alluvial fan reservoir.
  • Stream channel cycles:
  • Youth stage.
  • Mature stage.
  • Old stage.
  • Braided channel.
  • Braided channel deposits.
  • Geometry of braided channel deposits.
  • Meander channel characteristics.
  • Sedimentary structures.
  • Controls on rivers types.
  • Associated facies.
  • Associated environments.
  • Log response.
  • Deltaic Environment:
  • Controlling Factors.
  • Delta Classification.
  • Fluvial Dominated.
  • Wave Dominated.
  • Tide Dominated.
  • Delta Cycles.
  • Fan Delta.
  • Case Study.
  • Sedimentologists, Geologists, Petrophysicists and Geophysicists.
  • Engineers, Managers and Supervisors.