Outcrop Analogs for the Brent Group

Course Details

This 5-day field course is designed with a mixed audience of managers, engineers, geologists and geophysicists in mind. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the best analog for the Jurassic Brent delta as possible. In addition to the Tarbert, Ness, Etive and Rannoch, we will also be looking at analogs for the Oseberg Formation. Our aim is for you to be able to tie well-log data and seismic data with these world-class outcrops.

The field-trip can also be ‘personalized’ if you have a specific area of interest in mind and can provide us with seismic lines, log, core and production data in advance. These data will only be used to teach your team and will be discarded afterwards.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

• Geologists
• Geophysicists
• Petrophysicists
• Engineers

This course is meant for all who are working on the Brent Group in Norway and the UK. If you are involved in the APA and License Round Applications on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, you will find this trip most useful before the writing process.

Course Outline

Day 1

Arrival at Grand Junction Regional Airport, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

Brace yourself, we are about to take you to some of the most spectacular outcrops in the world!


Day 2

We will meet at 9:00 am at the hotel meeting room for lectures. Safety briefing, orientation, lectures on sedimentary structures and ichnofacies in fluvial and shallow marine successions.

The first day in the field we will be looking at channel styles on the coastal plain as analogs for the Ness.


After lunch we will head to the Colorado National Monument for an introduction to local stratigraphy and structures. For dinner we will head out to Grand Junction.

Day 3

Classroom module on seismic stratigraphy with a focus on progradational geometries. The afternoon will be spent comparing seismic data of deltas with outcrops.

The second day in the field will introduce participants to shorefaces as analogs for the Tarbert Formation and they will spend all afternoon familiarizing themselves with facies belts along a clastic shelf.


Day 4

Classroom module on the classification of deltas with an emphasis on lithofacies of the Brent Group. A detailed look at the gravity dominated delta front with an emphasis on channel-mouthbar complexes


Day 5

Classroom module on the classification of deltas with an emphasis on lithofacies of the Brent Group. A detailed look at the gravity dominated delta front with an emphasis on channel-mouthbar complexes


Day 6


Day 7

We will be checking-out early from the hotel and drive towards Grand Junction

We will drop you off at the airport for your departure flight.