This course examines the processes leading to the
formation and accumulation of carbonate & Siliciclastic rocks and how
sequence stratigraphy provides a predictive method to understand the formation
of these reservoirs and application in oil and gas industry.
The principles and the practical application of sequence
stratigraphy are studied, together with discussion on how this improves our
understanding of subsurface reservoirs. Diagenetic changes that carbonate rocks
undergo are also analyzed, and, where possible, set within a sequence
Finally, integrating all subsurface data to de-risk
hydrocarbon exploration and development from sequence Stratigraphy point of
successful completion of the course, participants will:
ü Understand what are the different types of
carbonate hydrocarbon reservoir and the different palaeo-environments in which
they are deposited
ü Integrate sedimentary core, sidewall core and
log data for carbonate facies
ü Be able to recognize and interpret the
petrography of the main carbonate reservoir types
ü Be able to identify the main sequences on
ü Be able to integrate other geological data and
then identify sequences and parasequences on well logs
ü Be conversant with the terms and definitions
used in carbonate sequence and seismic stratigraphy
ü Be able to use sequence and seismic stratigraphy
towards new play definition and as an aid in play and prospect risking
ü Understand the processes that control
ü Understand what controls porosity and
therefore reservoir development in carbonate rocks
ü Be able to understand the complex controls on
the deposition of carbonate rocks and both primary and secondary depositional
The course will not only presented by showing and
interpreting the material in detail, but also the participants will work
together using a real data to apply all the workflow and to project their
previous knowledge and experience onto the course, they also encouraged to
bring their own data so that real working examples can be reviewed and
This training course is suitable to a wide range of
professionals but will greatly benefit:
(Exploration and Development)
- Reservoir Engineers
- Technical Support
- Team Leaders
Ø Module 1: General Introduction & Stratigraphic Units
ü Hydrocarbon in-place.
ü Stratigraphic Terminologies.
ü Lithostratigraphy – short duration physical event-range zones-surface
well correlation- subsurface well correlation.
ü Well correlation
ü Well correlation-How to
correlate well logs- Lithostratigraphic
Ø Module 2: Techniques of Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis
Sedimentary Rocks (Facies Analysis).
Outcrops, Core, and Modern
Petrography and Petrology.
and Ichnology Sciences.
Ø Module 3: Techniques of Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis
Sedimentary Rocks (Carbonate Depositional Environments).
of Depositional Environments.
and fore-reef slope carbonate deposition
Sediments- Turbidite and Debris flow.
sea- lagoon or bay- tidal flats.
and organic buildups-Sand shoals.
Ø Module 4: Component & Classification of Carbonate Rock
of Carbonate Rocks
ü Folk Classification-Danhum Classification
of Modern Carbonate Production-Basins (Sedimentary-Hydrocarbon)-Marine
Sedimentation-Carbonate Shelves-Biogenic deposits-Silica productivity-carbonate
Ø Module 5: Workflow of Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis
1 Tectonic Setting (Type of Sedimentary Basin)
2 Paleodepositional Environments
3 Sequence Stratigraphic Framework
Tracts and Sequences.
Ø Module 6: Types of Carbonate Platforms.
Ø Module 7: Sequence
of Sequence Stratigraphy
Basins- Extensional Basin- Strike Slip Basins.
LST- TST- HST.
Ø Module 8: Well Log Carbonate and Clastics Sequence
Logs: Geological Uncertainties
Log Response Character.
Ø Module 9: Seismic Stratigraphy.
ü What is Seismic Stratigraphy?
ü Depositional Boundaries and geometries.
ü Seismic Stratigraphy Examples.
Ø Module 10: Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy.
in Carbonate Sedimentation.
and Inorganic Carbonate Production.
Plate Form Exposure.
Slope, Platform Classification.
Stratigraphiy Models for Carbonate Platform.