Applications to Reservoir Description in E&P Projects
Course Type Short Course
Duration 2 days
This 2-day course (duration can be extended) alternates lectures with poster sessions and practical exercises on core photos.
Hands-on training on proprietary core data is recommended during a few more days immediately after this short course.
This course can be given in client meeting room, training centre, core viewing room or any other venue.
To provide a short introduction to the basic concepts of trace fossils and ichnofabrics.
To show that bioturbated sediments can be evaluated by ichnofabrics studies, thereby compensating for the lack of sedimentary structures (destroyed by biogenic activity).
To show the value of this technique in sedimentological studies, for describing reservoir rocks supported by case studies
This course covers the following topics:
Most common trace fossils recognized on cores and on the field.
Identification of trace fossils on cores.
Grouping of trace fossils into recurring IF.
Recurring trace fossils associations or IF along depositional profile.
Identification of the depositional profile and related genetic sequence.
IF and poro-perm characteristics
Each participant will receive a copy of the atlas written and published by Jean GERARD and Richard BROMLEY
Who Should Attend?
This course is mostly dedicated to sedimentologists, exploration and production geologists. Other geoscientists and young professionals are welcome too. However, some interest in both sedimentology and reservoir characteristics is recommended.
This course is mostly dedicated to sedimentologists, exploration and production geologists.
Other geoscientists and young professionals are welcome too. However, some interest in both sedimentology and reservoir characteristics is recommended.
Dr. GÉRARD J.
Predictive stratigraphy consultant, 1957, French, more than 35 years of experience in the industry.
He served as a clastic sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy advisor with Repsol from 2006 to 2016, supplying internal expertise to exploration and production projects run in both Madrid and affiliates.
After studying geology at the Université de Caen in France, he joined the industry in 1981, starting as a seismic surveyor in South Yemen and Gabon with C.G.G. before processing and interpreting seismic data in Massy (France).
In 1985, he worked as an exploration geophysicist with Fina Exploration Norway in Stavanger.
In 1989, he joined Elf in Paris, in the basin study group. His transfer to their scientific and technical centre in Pau brought him much closer to rocks. Since the early 90's he has described quite a mileage of cores and has dedicated attention and time to trace fossils and ichnofabrics.