Fluvial and Shallow Marine Sandstone Reservoirs

Course Details

This course assumes no prior sedimentology background and systematically introduces participants in a landwards to basinwards transect through all environments of deposition where reservoir quality sands are deposited. For each environment of deposition they are shown modern examples, outcrop analogs, core photos, well-log signatures and seismic expression.

Besides presenting standard facies models, quantitative modelling equations are presented in exercises. By the end of the course participants will be able to predict reservoir geometries, dimensions, and N:G of fluvial and paralic sedimentary systems and look for stratigraphic traps.

We would strongly urge you to enroll in the equivalent field course to either ancient or modern clastics after completion.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course is designed for geoscientists and reservoir engineers who primarily focus on fluvial and shallow marine successions, especially those involved in building or updating geomodels. Whether your task involves a simple well-correlation across tidal systems, or the input of fluvial channel dimensions into a geomodel this course will benefit you in several ways.

Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction to the course and sedimentary structures in fluvial to shallow marine successions.


LUNCH BREAK


Sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine siliciclastic systems. Exercise on description and interpretation of core facies.


Fluvial systems: classification of rivers, architectural elements, prolific global fluvial reservoirs, exercise on calculating channel dimensions and geometry using core or borehole image log data.

Day 2

Deltaic systems: Wave, Tidal, Fluvial processes, deltas through sea-level cycles, architecture, fan-deltas, gilbert-type deltas, shelf-margin deltas and supply of sand into the basin and reservoir prediction using clinoform trajectory analysis on seismic lines.


LUNCH BREAK


Exercise on the seismic facies of deltas


Day 3

Incised Valley Systems and Tidal Systems: Distribution of reservoirs and their vertical stacking patterns, exercise focuses on describing shallow marine core.


LUNCH BREAK


Exercise on collecting input parameters for geomodeling


Day 4

Barrier Islands, Shorefaces, Spits and Washovers: How to differentiate between each? Effects of stacking patterns on Kv and Kh, N:G changes,


LUNCH BREAK


Exercise on well-correlation


Day 5

Workshop on the identification of Gross Depositional Environments in well-logs.


LUNCH BREAK


Workshop on participant data


This course will be offered in between Nov 3- Dec 4 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. If you are interested in registering, please let us know and we'll get you in touch with the company hosting this course. If you would like to schedule this course for your company we will need a minimum of 10 participants to run it.