19 November, 2020 Central Singapore Singapore Cancelled

Short Course by Jon Rotzien

21st Century Deep-water Clastic Reservoirs: Processes and Products

19 November 2020
Central Singapore, Singapore


Who Should Attend
This course is designed for employees of all ages primarily interested in clastic stratigraphy and reservoirs as they pertain to the exploration and development of oil and natural gas. Professionals may be engaged in technical to management positions.

This course will give participants an understanding of the broad scope of deep-water stratigraphic reservoir characterization. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe transport and depositional processes for the different types of sedimentary petroleum reservoirs along passive and active margins
  • Map several of the different types of marine siliciclastic depositional environments (deltaic environments and those of submarine fans, valleys, and aprons – canyon, channel, levee, splay, overbank) and their implications to petroleum reservoir architecture and reservoir quality
  • Use lithofacies and stratigraphic architecture to understand variations in reservoir properties pertaining to reservoir presence, reservoir quality, and seal presence acting to form internal reservoir barriers and baffles
  • Integrate seismic, outcrop, core, and other oil and gas industry data to inform drilling decisions
  • Use modern and ancient depositional systems to understand geologic risk and uncertainty in exploration and development drilling campaigns
  • Characterize turbidites, debrites, and transitional to hybrid flow type deposits and describe their transport and depositional processes
  • Apply predictive attributes to reservoirs in the context of reservoir appraisal and development
  • Apply predictive depositional models built by first principles to characterize deep-water reservoir properties
  • Apply source-to-sink transport and sequence stratigraphic methods to marine and deep-water sediment delivery
  • Understand the context, limitations, and utility in datasets used to perform seismic interpretation, reservoir characterization, core analysis, geophysical log interpretation, sequence stratigraphy, play fairway mapping, risk and uncertainty analysis, gross depositional environment mapping, STOOIP calculation, and oil and gas exploration methods
Course Content

This 1-day seminar is designed to provide professionals with a modern awareness of the full spectrum of marine siliciclastic stratigraphy and petroleum reservoirs. Taught from the perspective of an exploration business unit, diverse industry datasets are used throughout the collaborative course to illustrate the broad variation and scale of primarily deep-marine depositional environments and their petroleum reservoirs, seals, and traps. This course dives downslope in a marine depositional system and examines feeder systems that link the shelf to submarine canyon, to submarine fan, to outer fan, to distal basin plain, using many of the most illustrative outcrop, core, and seismic examples from various active and passive margins – including key examples from petroleum basins in the Asia-Pacific region.

This course is designed to give industry professionals an appreciation of the predictive attributes of deep-water stratigraphy and reservoirs, as well as knowledgeable insight into the scale and architecture of the wide range of deep-water depositional systems. This course draws from materials presented in field courses to outcrops and petroleum basins worldwide.

The modifying term “deep-water” is often misunderstood, and it does not imply that these types of rocks are found only in modern offshore environments. Rather, many of the petroliferous basins onshore today are filled with shallow-water and deep-water marine strata including turbidites and intervals of interbedded mudstone.

Short Course Brochure

Fee per person: USD525.00 (Includes course notes, lunch and two breaks; electronic certificate).
Singapore Singapore Cancelled 55960 Singapore
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Jon R. Rotzien Basin Dynamics, LLC, Houston, Texas
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Programs Manager, AAPG Asia Pacific Region
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