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Fluvial and Shallow Marine Systems Field Trip, Sydney Basin, Australia (FTP04)


    This course is taught over five days on superbly exposed Permian and Triassic strata in the Sydney Basin, Australia. Course participants will visit examples of fluvial and shallow marine depositional environments with exceptional sedimentary structures, varied trace fossil assemblages and well exposed stratigraphic relationships in scenic and easily accessible locations. All participants will work in groups to make a comprehensive stratigraphic log at each location, present an interpretation of the environment of deposition and discuss the implications for petroleum reservoir.

    Course Level: Skill
    Instructor: Mark Reilly, Ian Moffat and Steve Hasiotis

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geologist
    • A petrophysicist
    • A geophysicist
    • A reservoir engineer

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands of this course are low. All outcrops are coastal cliffs requiring walks on uneven wave cut platforms of no more than 2 km to access them. Sturdy boots and wet weather gear are required.

    How we build your confidence

    This course is taught entirely in a practical, hands-on active learning format. You - supported by our experienced instructors - will make your own sedimentological observations, create a stratigraphic log and discuss the implications of these for petroleum reservoirs.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will confident in your understanding of:

    • Fluvial and shallow marine depositional environments
    • The description of sedimentary grain size, sorting and structures
    • Basic ichnology
    • The interpretation of environment of deposition based on lithology and facies observed in the field
    • Implications of sedimentary depositional environment on reservoir properties
    • Sequence stratigraphy principals


    • Making sedimentological observations
    • Introduction to ichnology
    • Interpreting environment of deposition
    • Fluvial and shallow marine depositional environments
    • Introductory sequence stratigraphy

    The course fee includes daily transportation for field visits, local accommodation (6 nights) and full board on course days.
    For further details please contact training@hoteng.com




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