Fluvial Sedimentology and Geomorphology

14 January, 2016
Who Should Attend
Geologists, geophysists, and engineers seeking an improved understanding of fluvial depositional processes in order to better predict fluvial reservoir characteristics. This course will aid in recognition and evaluation of patterns and scaled relationships that will help in subsurface mapping and more accurate prediction of lithology/porosity distribution within fluvial reservoir intervals that are depicted in seismic, borehole, and outcrop data sets. Concepts are taught from base principles so no prerequisites are required. An entry-level understanding of Geology is helpful.
Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will gain an overview of the river sedimentary processes that generate strata, as well as the primary geomorphic controls on these sedimentary processes.  Participants will attain the following skills.

  • Relate surficial river processes to specific reservoir facies
  • Evaluate fluvial preservation in a “river-to-rock” context to better relate modern river deposition to subsequent fluvial stratigraphy
  • Estimate sediment discharge of an ancient river system from parameters (i.e. grain size and channel fill thickness) measureable in common subsurface data sets
Course Content

The day-long course from which this webinar is extracted explores a wide range of topics on geomorphologic controls of river systems and the related depositional processes that generate and preserve fluvial sediment. The course will concentrate on modern river processes but in the context of how these processes eventually generate preserved fluvial strata. The course is intended for practitioners and theorists who wish to gain a more clear understanding of how fluvial rocks are generated in order to make more informed maps, interpretations, and predictions for fluvial reservoirs.

This short webinar will focus mainly on “source-to-sink”, and will detail methods used to quantify and qualify the sediment mass transported from the hinterland to the depocenter and the storage sites in route. This segment will train in the “fulcrum” approach for quantitatively approximating the sediment budget for ancient source-to-sink systems.

Structure of the E-Symposium

Each e-symposium consists of one-hour live e-symposium, along with material for one full day of independent study. The live portion will be followed by a full day of independent study (not a live event). The one-hour live e-symposium can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world using a high-speed internet connection. After the event is over, you will receive via email information about accessing the asynchronous segment (not live) which consists of your independent study materials, to be accessed and studied at any time. You will be able to email responses to the readings, along with your study question answers for CEU credit (if you sign up for the extended package).

Video, PDF of presentation, additional readings / resources. A link to course materials will be provided upon registration.

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Fulcrum Test (spreadsheet) Download
Fulcrum Test (article) Download
Interpreting the Dimensions of Ancient Fluvial Channel Bars, Channels, and Channel Belts from Wireline-Logs and Cores
John S. Bridge and Robert W. Tye
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Three-Dimensional Seismic Architecture of Fluvial Sequences on the Low-Gradient Sunda Shelf, Offshore Indonesia
Y Darmadi, eta
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Width and Thickness of Fluvial Channel Bodies and Valley Fills in the Geological Record: A Literature Compilation and Classification
Martin R. Gibling
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Bounding-Surface Hierarchies and Related Sources of Heterogeneity in Seemingly Uniform Fluvial Sandstone Sheets
John Holbrook
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Base-Level Buffers and Buttresses: A Model for Upstream Versus Downstream Control on Fluvial Geometry and Architecture Within Sequences
John Holbrook, Robert W. Scott, and Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe
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Connectivity of Channelized Reservoirs: A Modelling Approach
LaRue
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Architectural Elements and Bounding Surfaces in Channelized Clastic Deposits: Notes on Comparisons Between Fluvial and Turbidite Systems
Miall
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NIKKI STRONG AND CHRIS PAOLA. VALLEYS THAT NEVER WERE: TIME SURFACES VERSUS STRATIGRAPHIC SURFACES
Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2008, v. 78, 579–593/small>
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Analysis and modeling of intermediate-scale reservoir heterogeneity based on a fluvial point-bar outcrop analog, Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado
Pranter
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Stratigraphy and lithologic heterogeneity in the Mannville Group (southeast Saskatchewan) defined by integrating 3-D seismic and log data
Sarzalejo
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John M. Holbrook Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas USA
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