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.