Exploration and production geologists and geophysicists, stratigraphers, reservoir engineers and petrophysicists.
- Review of Deepwater Depositional Systems: Controls on deepwater sedimentation, deepwater locations, depositional characteristics, classification of processes, bouma sequences, diapirism and tsunamis, key depositional settings and models; Problems associated with modeling deep water systems, subsurface recognition.- Extrabasinal controls: Tectonic regimes, eustacy, circulation and currents, climate, hinterland topography.- Sequence Stratigraphy: Seismic character, models, analysis workflow, facies mapping.- Petroleum System: Hydrocarbon charge potential: models of source rock development; maturation and migration; trapping mechanisms.- Implications for production from deepwater reservoirs.- Geological controls on reservoir quality and architecture: Textural controls on reservoir quality, diagenetic modification of pore, depositional controls on reservoir architecture; Injectites - implications for reservoir geometries; correlation.- Modern Deepwater Systems: A review of modern deepwater depositional environments.- Subsurface and Outcrop Analogues and Recognition: A review of selected subsurface examples from around the world. Data sources and type.- Uncertainties and Exploration Risk: key uncertainties and risks in deepwater exploration; problems with modeling.
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