Comparison of Tengiz and Kashagan reservoirs with Spanish analogues
Course Type Field Course
Duration 3 days
Thematic Carbonates - Reservoirs
Puebla de Lillo mounds (Spain)
This 3-day course introduces the Upper Paleozoic carbonate reservoir, and gives insight into the deposition processes, the platform evolution and sedimentary bodies related to reservoir development; the course also includes references to giant fields (Tengiz, Kashagan, Karachaganak, Kairan in Kazakhstan) supported by outcrop examination and presentations.
This course is designed to review, in the field, the depositional and burial history of the Pennsylvanian carbonates, and to give insights into the types of deposits and the geometry and petrophysical characteristics of the carbonate reservoirs, at field scale, with reference to the giant producing fields in Kazakhstan.
The course alternates lectures, exercises, and field studies about karst reservoirs identification and characterization.
Each participant is required to provide a yearly medical certificate before attending this field course. Participants must be in good health and physical conditions to attend.
Introduction to local geology context and isolated carboniferous giant productive fields of Kashagan and Tengiz.
Introduction to Mud Mounds and microbially dominated slope, with the examples of the Karachaganak and Kairan fields.
Sierra del Cuera section platform margin and slope, reference to grainy Platform interior
San Antolin-La Huelga section, along coastline
Mounds Ponga section
Mounds Puebla de Lillo, relationship with the carbonate platform
This course is designed for exploration and development geologists, exploration and development managers, as well as geophysicists and engineers.
Jean-Louis Cappelli graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs.
He is a technical consultant and instructor in carbonate geology with more than 40 years of worldwide industry and field experience in all aspects of applied modern and ancient carbonate geology. His experience comprises 35 years with Elf-Aquitaine and then with TOTAL, where he was a training instructor for in-house seminars and development courses (both, reservoir-oriented and exploration-oriented courses).
DR. LAPOINTE P.
Philippe (PhD) is a technical consultant and instructor in carbonate geology with more than 36 years of worldwide industry and field experience in all aspects of applied modern and ancient carbonate geology. This experience includes 31 years with TOTAL of which 4 years with ADMA-Opco, 3 years with ExxonMobil, training instructor for in-house seminar and development courses (reservoir oriented and exploration oriented courses).