Subsurface Facies Analysis

Audience

Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who want to analyze and interpret subsurface data to understand exploration plays.

Content

  • Introduction: Surface and subsurface facies analysis, depositional architecture, basins
  • Clastic depositional facies: Clastic sediments and structures, depositional environments
  • Carbonate depositional facies: Carbonate sedimentology, depositional environments
  • Sequence stratigraphy: Sequence development, sequences and systems tracts
  • Uses of well logs in lithological and lithofacies analysis: Typical log curve shapes, identifying marker beds and bounding discontinuities from logs; correlating logs for facies analyses 
  • Core data: Identifying facies in core, key surfaces and marker beds, correlating with log data
  • Seismic reflection data: Seismic sequence stratigraphy, identification of reflector terminations, seismic facies analysis and mapping 
  • Calibration and integration of seismic, core and log data 
  • Mapping and refining stratigraphic and structural cross-sections

Learning Objectives

  • Understand clastic and carbonate depositional systems and controls
  • Interpret clastic and carbonate depositional environments 
  • Apply sequence stratigraphic concepts
  • Correlate wells using knowledge of depositional environments
  • Generate stratigraphic and structural cross sections and facies maps from subsurface data

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

Audience

Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who want to analyze and interpret subsurface data to understand exploration plays.

Content

- Introduction: Surface and subsurface facies analysis, depositional architecture, basins
- Clastic depositional facies: Clastic sediments and structures, depositional environments
- Carbonate depositional facies: Carbonate sedimentology, depositional environments
- Sequence stratigraphy: Sequence development, sequences and systems tracts
- Uses of well logs in lithological and lithofacies analysis: Typical log curve shapes, identifying marker beds and bounding discontinuities from logs; correlating logs for facies analyses
- Core data: Identifying facies in core, key surfaces and marker beds, correlating with log data
- Seismic reflection data: Seismic sequence stratigraphy, identification of reflector terminations, seismic facies analysis and mapping
- Calibration and integration of seismic, core and log data
- Mapping and refining stratigraphic and structural cross-sections

Learning Objectives

- Understand clastic and carbonate depositional systems and controls
- Interpret clastic and carbonate depositional environments
- Apply sequence stratigraphic concepts
- Correlate wells using knowledge of depositional environments
- Generate stratigraphic and structural cross sections and facies maps from subsurface data

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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