Course will be held via Zoom: 14–17 September 2020, 8:00 am–11:00 am (CDT)
Biostratigraphy is a fundamental discipline in petroleum exploration and development as it provides information on sedimentation ages, paleoenvironmental settings and source rock potential. It can also provide critical insight on sequence analysis including unconformities and sedimentation breaks in addition to the identification of flooding surfaces and condensed sequences. It can be used in several scales, from well site providing real-time data to basin-scale stratigraphic studies.
The course will cover the main fossil groups used in commercial biostratigraphy, their temporal and spatial distribution, the contexts in which they occur and how they are used to provide solutions to geological and technical problems.
This course will cover the applied use of biostratigraphy with working examples from several sedimentation settings, including evaporite-bearing basins. Several hands-on exercises with quantification methods will be run as well as sequence stratigraphic interpretation using biostratigraphy data.
Why This Course Stands Out
This is the single course on biostratigraphy that provides participants hands-on experience with real industry data. Particular sedimentation environments such as salt-bearing basins are not covered by other courses.
- Stratigraphy and fossil groups
- Biostratigraphy events, biozones and stratigraphic methods
- Biostratigraphy Correlations and integration with other disciplines
- Biostratigraphy Paleoenvironments and Sequence Stratigraphy