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Reservoir Characterization whitin Sequence Stratigraphic Framework

Roger M. Slatt Ph.D.
Descripción del instructor

Currently holds the Gungoll Family Chair in Reservoir Characterization at University of Oklahoma and Director of the Institute of Reservoir Characterization in the Sarkeys Energy Center at OU. He was Director of the School of Geology and Geophysics and Eberly Family Chair Professor at University of Oklahoma from 2000-2006, and the Gungoll Chair Professor of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics in 2006-07. He formerly was Head of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines (1992-2000) and Director of the Rocky Mountain Region Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (1995-2000). After receiving his Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of Alaska, he taught geology for 8 years at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Arizona State University. He then spent 14 years in the petroleum industry with Cities Service Research, ARCO Research, and ARCO International Oil and Gas. Co. before joining Colorado School of Mines in 1992. He has published over 100 papers and abstracts, and has made numerous presentations on the subjects of petroleum geology, reservoir geology, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, shallow marine and turbidity depositional systems, geology of shale, glacial and Pleistocene-Quaternary geology, and geochemical exploration. He sits on various professional society committees, has organized technical conferences for American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and teaches short courses for industry and AAPG on the “Introduction to the petroleum geology of deep-water (turbidite) depositional systems” and on “Principles of geologic reservoir characterization”. He also offers a global, web-based course on “Introduction to geologic reservoir characterization” to people from many different countries. He has taught his two courses in many places in the U.S., as well as in many countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Angola, India, New Zealand, Scotland, and England. While employed in the international oil and gas industry, he had the opportunity, as Director of Reservoir Evaluation, to study numerous oil and gas fields and exploration prospects worldwide, and to make recommendations to senior management for international investment. Many of Dr. Slatt’s publications have dealt with the subject of exploration for, and development of deepwater submarine fan (turbidite; basin floor fan) oil and gas reservoirs. He is considered an expert on deepwater submarine fan exploration and development, and has worked in both industry and as a consultant on many such reservoirs globally. In late 2006 he completed co-authoring a book titled: Introduction to the Petroleum Geology of Deepwater Settings, published by American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He also completed a book in late 2006 titled Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization for Petroleum Geologists, Geophysicists, and Engineers, published by Elsevier. Also in 2006, he organized the 26th Annual Gulf Coast Assoc. Sedimentary Geologists (GCSSEPM) conference, titled Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices, and was chief editor of a CD book comprised of papers from that conference. Since 2002, he has taught a web-based course semi-annually for AAPG titled Introduction to Geologic Reservoir Characterization. In 1996 he received the AAPG Distinguished Service Award. In 1999 he was the Esso Australia Distinguished Lecturer in Petroleum Geology. In 2001-2, he was an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, giving a presentation titled “Outcrop/behind outcrop characterization of deepwater (turbidite) petroleum reservoir analogs: why and how”. In 2002-3, he offered the same presentation as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2003. In 2003, he was awarded with AAPG Honorary Membership. In 2006 he received the AAPG Grover Murray Distinguished Educator Award.

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ABOUT THE COURSE

 

Develop an understanding of integrated (seismic, logs, core, outcrops) sequence stratigraphic principles and methodology, and their application to exploration for fluvial and shallow marine deposits, and following discovery, their characterization for reservoir management and development.

This is a “paperless” course in that, instead of a hard copy book of lecture material, a CD of the lecture material is provided, and therefore laptops are required of participants.

 

BENEFITS OF THE COURSE

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to do the following:

  •  Types of fluvial and shoreline/shallow marine deposits and recognition criteria on seismic, well logs, core, and outcrop.
  •  Stratigraphic concepts and methodology for exploration for fluvial and shoreline/shallow marine deposits.
  •  Methodology for characterization of fluvial and shoreline/shallow marine reservoirs to enhance production, and reasons for specific methodology. 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Basic understanding of clastic stratigraphy, structure, and geophysics as applied to oil and gas exploration.

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

1. TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY AND RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION 

  •  The issue of scale.
  •  Phases of characterization.
  •  Well logs.
  •  Rocks (conventional core, cuttings, rock types, organic geochemistry).
  •  3D seismic (larger scale 3D features of reservoir).
  •  4D (time lapse) seismic, seismic attributes. 

 

2. BASICS OF SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY; BUILDING A SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHIC FRAMEWORK

  •  Definitions.
  •  General applications to exploration and development.
  •  General sequence stratigraphic model with distribution of reservoir, source and seal rocks.
  •  Seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology.
  •  Development of sequence stratigraphy concepts.
  •  Condensed sections.
  •  Vertical stacking patterns and their use for prediction of source, reservoir and seal.
  •  Biostratigraphy.
  •  Absolute geologic time and sea level cyclicity.
  •  Tectonic overprint on eustatic sea level cycles.

 

3. FLUVIAL DEPOSITS WITHIN A SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHIC FRAMEWORK

  •  Types of deposits.
  •  Recognition criteria.
  •  Reservoir elements.
  •  Case histories.

 

4. SHORELINE AND SHALLOW MARINE CLASTIC DEPOSITS WITHIN A SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHIC FRAMEWORK

  •  Types of deposits.
  •  Recognition criteria.
  •  Reservoir elements.
  •  Case histories.

 

5. GEOLOGICAL MODELING FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION

  •  Building the geologic model.
  •  Upscaling.
  •  Case histories.

 

6. EXERCISES IN EACH SUBJECT WILL BE PROVIDED


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