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|Sequence Stratigraphy: An Applied Workshop - SQS|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Randi Martinsen, Clyde Moore, Tom Temples
Sequence stratigraphy, based on sedimentary response to changes in relative sea level gives the explorationist and the development geoscientist a powerful new predictive tool for regional basin analysis, shelf to basin correlation, and reservoir heterogeneity. Perhaps most importantly, sequence stratigraphy gives the geoscientist a superior framework for the integration of geologic, geophysical, and engineering data and expertise. The particular strength of this seminar is the application of these basic principles to actual subsurface data sets gathered into a series of well-founded exercises. In recent courses the data sets included Miocene delta complexes in Venezuela, Cretaceous incised valleys in the US, Paleozoic mixed carbonate clastic basin floor fans and low stand prograding complexes in the US, and Jurassic basin floor and slope fans in France.
"The exercises were extremely helpful. The "idealized" parasequence exercises were great for visualizing, and then the follow up, more realistic exercises were perfect for cementing the concept. Same idea for the sequence exercises." - Geologist, United States
"Hands-on" - Geologist, Japan
Geologists, geophysicists, biostratigraphers, and engineers (with some knowledge of geology) needing a fundamental understanding of the principles and applications of sequence stratigraphy.
You Will Learn:
MS. RANDI MARTINSEN is a certified petroleum geologist with 40 years of experience (domestic and international) working in industry, consulting and teaching. She holds a B.S. in Earth and Space Science from Stony Brook University, NY and an MS in Geology from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. She started her career with Cities Service Company, Denver, CO., and subsequently, became a consultant. She has also been a Lecturer in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming (UW) for 35 years and has taught courses in petroleum geology and engineering, clastic depositional systems, sequence stratigraphy, reservoir characterization, field geology and physical geology. Her research focuses on developing and improving geologic models useful for exploration and production from stratigraphic traps and she has numerous publications in this area. Currently, she is transitioning to retiring from UW so as to be able to commit more time to her newly formed company, Hydrocarbon InSight, LLC. She is also currently the President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
DR. CLYDE H. MOORE has over 42 years' experience in all aspects of the geology of sedimentary rocks including the sequence stratigraphic analysis of carbonates and siliciclastics in both outcrop and subsurface. He is a consulting geologist, an Emeritus Professor of Geology at Louisiana State University, and a research professor at Colorado School of Mines. He was a research geologist with Shell Development Company in Houston performing extensive research on both carbonates and clastics. He has researched modern sedimentary environments of carbonates and siliciclastics and has extensive experience in studies of the diagenesis of carbonates. In particular, he is recognized as a leading authority on the evolution of porosity in carbonate rock sequences. He has worked on sedimentary sequences in North America, Europe, Middle East and China. He was the Continuing Education Committee Chairman, a Distinguished Lecturer and short course lecturer and field seminar leader for AAPG and received the AAPG Distinguished Educator award in 2001. He is the editor of Geology of Carbonate Porosity, and co-editor of the highly acclaimed AAPG Memoir 33, Carbonate Depositional Environments and Jurassic of the Gulf Rim. He is the author of the books "Carbonate Diagenesis and Porosity" and "Carbonate Reservoirs", as well as numerous articles in international journals. He received a BS in Geology from Louisiana State University, an MS and a PhD in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. TOM J. TEMPLES is a consulting geologist and geophysicist with over 30 years of experience in geology, geophysics, health and safety relating to both the petroleum and environmental industries. He is an adjunct professor at Clemson University and was formerly a Research Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. He has extensive experience in subsurface mapping, seismic stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, seismic interpretation, petroleum geology, and geophysics. He is a former Vice President and Exploration Manager of independent oil producers where he was responsible for exploration and generation of prospects for drilling as well as the risk assessment and budget preparation. Prior to this he was Senior Geotechnical Advisor to the Department of Energy and served in various capacities with Texaco. He received a B.S. from Clemson University, a MS from University of Georgia and a PhD from the University of South Carolina.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
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