Subsurface Facies Analysis


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


- 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



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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