N410 - Sequence Stratigraphy Applied to Exploration and Production

Course Overview
This is a practical introduction to the use of sequence stratigraphy to describe, correlate, and map strata. The terminology of surfaces, systems tracts, sequence sets and stratigraphic hierarchy will be described, and then applied to subsurface data exercises in non-marine, shallow marine, and deep marine depositional settings. The emphasis will be on the recognition and mapping of play elements from exploration to production scales.

This five-day classroom course is a "hands-on" introduction to the concepts of Sequence Stratigraphy. This is a method developed to support geoscientists in the geologic interpretation of subsurface data, with the objective of predicting play elements, presence, and quality before drilling. The method can be applied to cores, well logs, seismic lines (2-D and 3-D), and outcrops in all depositional environments.

Participants will learn to:
•	Characterize and map hydrocarbon play elements in different settings.
•	Assess and interpret cores, well-logs, and seismic lines.
•	Implement sequence stratigraphic methods to define plays and prospects, and to predict play element presence 
        and quality on seismic data.
•	Describe how the concepts of sequence stratigraphy were developed and apply the basic terminology and 
        definitions of sequence stratigraphy.
•	Apply the concept of facies, facies stacking and shoreline trajectory to define parasequences, surfaces and 
        system tracts.
•	Evaluate main controls on depositional sequences.
•	Describe the Accommodation Succession Method and Sequence Stratigraphy Hierarchy.
•	Apply chronostratigraphic techniques.
•	Apply the sequence stratigraphic method in non-marine, shallow marine, and deep marine environments.
•	Apply sequence stratigraphy in carbonate, and fine-grained environments.

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.

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Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Stratigraphy History
  • Lithostratigraphy vs Chronostratigraphy Correlations
  • Price River C- Core Description, and Interpretation
  • Sequence Stratigraphy Concepts and Methods Applied to Well-Logs
  • Urdanetta Exercise - Well Log interpretation and Correlation
  • Well-Log Loop-Tie Interpretation and Mapping
  • Sequence Stratigraphy Method Applied to Seismic
  • Idealized Depositional Sequences
  • Seismic Facies Mapping
  • Woodbine Seismic Facies and EoD Mapping
  • Sequence Sets and Composite Sequences
  • Seismic Stratigraphic mapping at Exploration Scale
  • Pelotas Basin Exercise
  • Sequence Stratigraphy of Carbonate Systems
  • Application of Sequence Stratigraphy for Unconventional Resources
  • Vaca Muerta Exercise
  • Reservoir Distribution in Deep Water Settings
  • Play Definition at Regional Scale - North Sea Example
  • Identification of Stratigraphic Traps in Deep Water Settings
  • Reservoir Compartments in Deltaic and DW Reservoirs
  • High Resolution Mapping at Production Scale - Deltaic reservoirs and OW reservoirs

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Vitor Abreu

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