The modules below are tied to lectures, movies and exercises accessible from this website for professional, academic and educational purposes. The objective of the modules is to provide hands-on experience working with well log, seismic and outcrop data, which can lead to mature interpretations of the sedimentary sections.
Earth scientists that assess subsurface reservoirs and explore for hydrocarbons in carbonate and/or clastic environments use a sequence stratigraphic framework of layers, that, coupled to their character and origin, is at the heart of reservoir modeling. The identification of the appropriate layering geometry is crucial to the construction of 3D exploration models and static reservoir model reservoir models. An understanding of depositional systems is critical in application of sequence stratigraphy. This is because the resulting stratigraphic grid becomes the template for distribution of clastic and/or carbonate facies, their diagenetic alterations, their associated petrophysical properties, and final input for engineering models for flow simulation. Poor clastic and/or carbonate models are often the result of misunderstanding of the rules and terminology of sequence stratigraphy as well as the principles and workflows for building stochastic models.
These exercises can aid in building reservoir and exploration models and lend clarification to the rules of sequence stratigraphy for clastic and/or carbonate settings. This site, with its exercises, lectures, and descriptive text, can be used to retrieve critical reservoir information for professionals while teaching principles of sequence stratigraphy based reservoir characterization to students.
Five key concepts to review
• Outcrop sequence stratigraphy
• Well log interpretation
• Seismic sequence stratigraphy
• Hydrocarbon exploration
Note: The images and solutions page provides high resolution images for printing as well as solutions to the exercises. Power Point drawing tools provide an effective and easy way to handle the objectives of each exercise and a media platform for presenting results in class.