Advanced Biostratigraphy, Well Logs and Seismic in Exploration and Development

The three-day advance biostratigraphy course provides an understanding of the basic concepts and procedures for recognizing and interpreting the stratigraphic nature of microfossils in the Mesozoic and Cenezoic.  Value of High resolution biostratigraphy will be demonstrated with specific problem solving with microfossils, how their abundance and marker species are used to identify cyclic  genetic sequences, types of reservoirs, group rocks into series of time correlatable chronostratigraphic genetic intervals and establish sound correlations,  Improve your ability to observe and understand cyclic nature of sediments in your wells by correlating similar cyclic packages of sediments, with characteristic patterns of log signatures and seismic patterns, above and below two age datable mapping horizons, the Maximum Flooding Surface.  The methodology looks at sedimentary rocks as cycles in time between age datable mapping horizons and types of sediments deposited during Highstand and Lowstand of sea level.

Maximum Flooding Surface (MFS) on well-logs are correlated to the same age datable continuous reflectors on seismic. High resolution biostratigraphy with abundance and marker species are used to identify, correlate and age date MFS on logs and seismic.  This is necessary to construct accurate time structure and seismic facies maps and to ensure reservoir facies are properly correlated regionally.  Identification of type of potential reservoir sands, their position and location from shelf slope break, their associated systems tract, parallel or perpendicular to strike, above and below Salt, as basin floor fans, channel, overbank, sheet, prograding to IVF sands will improve your ability to locate reservoirs, structural traps, stratigraphic traps, identify source rocks and migration pathways to reduce risk and cost.  Correlation to global cycle chart with age datable MFS will provide information to predict ahead of the drill bit, intensity of source and seal rocks and relative seal level rise in time.  Includes many exercises in workshop.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Provide an understanding of the practical concepts and procedures for recognizing and interpreting the stratigraphic nature of microfossils in the Mesozoic and Cenezoic.
  • Study the Value of High-resolution biostratigraphy is demonstrated with microfossils, their abundance and marker species in genetic sequences, types of reservoirs, group rocks into series of time correlatable chronostratigraphic genetic intervals, and establish sound correlations,
  • Improve ability to observe and understand the cyclic nature of sediments in your wells.
  • Apply High resolution biostratigraphy with abundance and marker species are used to identify, correlate and age date MFS on logs and seismic.
  • Correlate wells using cyclic packages of sediments, log signatures patterns, in between age datable mapping horizons, Maximum Flooding Surfaces. 
  • Dissect Extreme value of Maximum Flooding Surfaces, their Condensed Sections are emphasized throughout the course; Identified on well-logs, seismic profiles, as time lines and age datable mapping horizons to construct various, maps with reservoir trends for prospect generation during highstand and lowstand of relative sea level.
  • Comprehend Maximum Flooding Surface (MFS) on well-logs correlated to age datable continuous reflectors on seismic is necessary to construct accurate time structure and seismic facies maps and to ensure reservoir facies are properly correlated regionally.
  • Identify types of potential reservoir sands, their position and location from shelf slope break and their associated systems tract, parallel or perpendicular to strike, above and below Salt, as basin floor fans, channel and overbank sands, sheet or prograding sands to IVF sands to improve your ability to locate reservoirs, structural traps, stratigraphic traps, identify source rocks and migration pathways to reduce risk and cost
  • Analyze Maximum Flooding Surface and their deposition Facies the MFS condensed section are shown as Source Rocks, Seals, and mapping Horizons.
  • Understand Global Cycle Chart, is used to subdivide wells into third order depositional, highstand, transgressive and lowstands systems tracts including prograding complex, , slope fan  and basin floor fan complex and to recognized major and minor occurrences of source rocks and seals for reservoirs.
  • The cyclic patterns and MFS are seen in diagrams below: (Dashed line, MFS. at top of TST (green).

Who Should Attend?

A MUST ATTEND for geologists, geophysicists, engineers and managers who are setting forth to improve their application and understanding of advanced biostratigraphy and therefore reducing risk and cost in exploration and development in the petroleum industry.

Event Details

13th – 15th January 2020
Cape Town, South Africa