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Carbonate Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy – Application to Exploration
- INSTRUCTOR :
- J. Frederick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
- February 12, 2014
- Norris Conference Center, City Centre Location, Houston, Texas
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 1/13/2014. Course notes, refreshments and lunch buffet included.
No refunds for cancellations after 1/13/2014.
- .75 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Geologists and geophysicists who are exploring for and developing oil and gas fields in carbonate systems. Some experience with carbonate rocks is helpful, but not required. Particularly appropriate for those desiring to integrate seismic, well logs and core data to develop predictive models for carbonate systems.
By the end of the day, attendees should be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of carbonate seismic stratigraphic interpretation.
- Be able to develop criteria for predicting reservoir-prone and seal-prone seismic facies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the different carbonate platform types and their encompassing facies tracts.
- Recognize and appraise how other lithotypes contribute to carbonate systems and trap potential.
- Be able to assess different potential stratigraphic trap configurations.
- Appraise the role of early diagenesis in carbonate reservoirs, and develop criteria to identify karst using seismic data.
- Apply carbonate depositional, diagenetic, and sequence principles to exploration areas, and production assets.
This one-day workshop provides an introduction to the application of carbonate facies, diagenesis, and seismic sequence stratigraphy to exploration for stratigraphic traps. The workshop combines seismic, well log and rock data, and the concepts of sequence stratigraphy to develop interpretations that help predict carbonate hydrocarbon systems, characterize carbonate reservoirs and seals, and develop stratigraphic trap prospects. The workshop covers (1) a short review of carbonate first principles including their relationship with evaporates and siliciclastics, and a review of the different carbonate platform types (i.e., ramps, prograding banks, and rimmed platforms, both isolated and attached); (2) a review of carbonate diagenesis. Special emphasis is placed on integrating early diagenesis into a seismic sequence framework and on the recognition of karst using seismic data; and (3) an introduction to carbonate sequence stratigraphy and the seismic facies of carbonate reservoirs and seals. Exercises will cover integrated seismic-well log-rock examples.