Designed for you, if you are...
- An exploration or production geologist/geophysicist working on fluvial/estuarine/deltaic reservoirs
- A reservoir engineer in charge of modelling and producing these reservoirs
The physical demands of this course are low. Field walks will be slow and field sessions will not last more than a couple of hours. You will be walking in water (water depth: 1 - 2 feet) and on muddy soils. Some transfers are by boat within the channels of the Gironde estuary and the Arcachon lagoon.
In the Pyrenees there will be short hikes.
The benefits from attending
This field trip is a unique opportunity to:
(i) visualise the modern-day environments of deposition and the associated reservoir geobodies,
(ii) compare the modern deposits to their Eocene reservoir analogs and analyse their spatial distribution within a sequence strat. framework,
(iii) understand the best way to produce these reservoirs with a real-live business-case Cretaceous oil field exercise (fluvial & estuarine reservoirs).
The aims of this training are to examine:
- Detailed facies analysis of shallow marine depositional environments: fluvial – estuarine - deltaic
- Reservoir characterisation of the sand bodies deposited in these environments: geometries, internal heterogeneities, interconnections
- Sequence stratigraphic analysis of the large scale reservoir architecture: spatial distribution of reservoirs and seals, potential stratigraphic traps analysis
- Direct application of these field concepts to a business case study: a Cretaceous oil field exercise, with reservoir characterisation (sedimentology of fluvial & estuarine Sst.), reconstruction of reservoir architecture (sequence stratigraphy & reservoir layering) and presentation of guidelines for production optimisation