This five-day workshop covers the application of carbonate facies and sequence stratigraphy to exploration and production problems. The workshop combines seismic, well log and rock data, and the concepts of sequence stratigraphy to develop interpretations that help predict carbonate hydrocarbon systems and characterize carbonate reservoirs. At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to apply carbonate depositional, diagenetic, and sequence principles to exploration areas, and production assets. The workshop covers the following topics:
1) A review of Carbonate first principles that includes the basics of carbonate sedimentation and facies development, including mixed siliciclastic-evaporite-carbonate systems, and a review of the different carbonate platform types (i.e., attached rimmed platforms and ramps, and isolated rimmed platforms).
2) A review of carbonate diagenesis. Special emphasis is placed on integrating early diagenesis into a sequence stratigraphic framework, and understanding the affects of both arid and humid climatic conditions on diagenetic products and reservoir quality.
3) An introduction to carbonate sequence stratigraphy, including case study examples from both pure carbonate and mixed carbonate/siliciclastic/evaporite systems. Discussion will include the hierarchy of carbonate deposition at both exploration and production scales. Exercises will cover accommodation concepts, and integrated seismic-well log-sample examples of attached rimmed platforms, ramps, and isolated platforms from both the Paleozoic and Mesozoic Eras.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is designed for geologist, geophysicists and engineers actively working in the exploration and production of carbonate rocks. Course content and example problems have been selected to teach and illustrate key concepts. The workshop is conducted as a combination of lectures (50%) and hands-on exercises (50%).
Introduction to Carbonate Sedimentation, and Accommodation Concepts
- Lecture: Carbonate Sedimentation – Environment and Facies
- Exercise: Accommodation Concepts
- Introduction to Carbonate Cyclicity and Cycle Stacking Patterns
Carbonate Cyclicity, Diagenesis, and Application to a Ramp System
- Lecture: Carbonate Platform Profiles
- Exercise: Carbonate Diagenesis, Climate, and Reservoir Quality
Sequence Stratigraphy, and Application to an Isolated Platform
- Exercise cont’d
- Lecture: Introduction to Carbonate Seismic/Sequence Stratigraphy
- Exercise: Seismic Stratigraphy of an Isolated Platform (Upper Carboniferous) - Integrated Interpretation of Seismic, and Log Data
Stratigraphy Sequences & Application to Mixed System
- Exercise cont’d
- Lecture: Carbonate Sequences & Systems Tracts – Case Study Examples
- Exercise: Sequence Stratigraphy of an Attached Rimmed Platform (Permian) - Mixed Clastic / Carbonate System
Seismic Expression of Karst, and Integrated Reservoir Analysis
- Lecture: Karst and the Seismic Expression of Karst
- Exercise: Reservoir Characterization - Cretaceous Platform
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
(Rick Sarg, Ph.D)
Rick Sarg is a geoscience consultant who specializes in stratigraphy and seismic interpretation with an emphasis on carbonates, applied to both exploration and production problems. Sarg has 33 years of experience in the petroleum industry including research, staff, and management positions with Exxon, Mobil, and ExxonMobil. Sarg concluded his career at ExxonMobil as Stratigraphy Coordinator for the Upstream Companies. He has conducted research in the seismic and sequence stratigraphy of carbonates. He has hands-on experience in exploration and production of both clastics and carbonates in North America, offshore West Africa, Indonesia, the North Sea, the Middle East, Kazakhstan, Australia, and Argentina, and has conducted numerous stratigraphy short courses, and led field trips for both industry and academia.
Dr. Sarg has authored and co-authored 30 publications and edited three volumes on carbonate stratigraphy, SEPM Special Publication 44 (1987), AAPG Memoirs 57 (1993), and 81 (2004). He has served as an associate editor for AAPG, and is a GSA Fellow and active member of AAPG and SEPM. Sarg received the SEPM Excellence of Presentation Award at the 1984 mid-year meeting. He has served in a number of positions for both the national SEPM and the Permian Basin Section of SEPM, and has recently completed a term as SEPM President.
Rick received his BS and MS degrees in geology from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
For registration and detail information, please contact:
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