N450 - Clastic Reservoir Characterization: The Importance of Recent Sand Models to Aid Subsurface Interpretation

Course Overview
This course will examine virtually every clastic reservoir you will ever explore for or develop, from basin margin alluvial fans to deep water units in the basin. For each reservoir type we will use Holocene core and log data to model depositional processes, facies variation and geometries. The models will be applied to outstanding outcrops and then to subsurface analogs via logs, field-trap examples and seismic signatures.

We will develop models for, and show examples of, over 20 reservoir types, from alluvial fans at the margin of the basin to a variety of deep water units out in the basin. For each reservoir type, we will look at complete logs and cores through Holocene (modern) examples to document (1) the depositional processes, (2) the typical geometries, and (3) the facies context (i.e. the lateral seals). We will then apply these models, first to outstanding outcrops and then to the subsurface via logs, field-trap examples, and finally typical seismic signatures.

Participants to learn to: 
•	Describe the modern processes that produce each reservoir type.
•	Recognize the depositional record of each type on cores and on logs so as to be able to identify them in 
        the subsurface.
•	Identify the typical geometries and lateral facies (seals) for each type.
•	Understand how these characteristics provide the depositional model for each reservoir type.
•	Describe the common and acceptable variations for each model.
•	Recognize these reservoir types in some of the best outcrops in the world.
•	Apply this information to subsurface examples using logs, trap types and seismic.

This course is offered by Nautilus (www.nautilusworld.com), a PEICE affiliated company and the world leader in Geosciences Training services.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Alluvial fans
  • Aeolian
  • Channels
  • Bars
  • Deltas
  • Deep water reservoirs

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Larry Meckel

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