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PESA QLD: Sequence Stratigraphy of clastic sediments, 22-24 July

Monday, 22 July, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Guest Speaker(s): Dr Mike Martin

Mike started his career at ESSO/Exxon where he was introduced to applied stratigraphic analysis. This interest continued through his PhD at Manchester (UK) in sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology. During his PhD, he supervised a range of courses including the undergraduate sequence stratigraphy course which led to supporting industry courses provided by Manchester University. Throughout his career Mike has devised and delivered a number of stratigraphy and related courses. This sequence stratigraphy course is the latest evolution. Mike has spent the last 25 years working around the world in a variety of consulting and operated oil and gas company roles. He moved to Australia in 2012 with BG Group and in late 2015 joined the Subsurface Team at WestSide Corporation where he is now Subsurface Manager. WestSide’s assets include several CSG development licences in the Bowen Basin and on- and offshore oil and gas fields in New Zealand’s Taranaki Basin.

PESA QLD Presents
Short Course:    Sequence Stratigraphy of clastic sediments (3 days)
Principles, concepts and application in marine and non-marine sediments

Date:      22nd – 24th July 2019

Venue :    George Williams Hotel, 317 – 325 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000

$500 – Student Members (Limited Tickets Available)

$500 – Retired / Unemployed Members (Limited Tickets Available)

$1200 – PESA Members

$1400 – Non-Members

PESA QLD is especially pleased to host a short course entitled Sequence Stratigraphy of clastic sediments, Principles, concepts and application in marine and non-marine sediments. Presented by Dr. Mike Martin from Westside Corporation.

Course Abstract

Principles, concepts and application of sequence stratigraphy in marine and non-marine sediments

Day 1: Principles and concepts with exercises incorporating seismic, well and core data
Day 2: Applications
Day 3: Tackling continental settings / group worked through case studies
Sequence stratigraphy is a predictive tool for the geoscientist. Understanding the correlation of sediments in response to relative base level fluctuations can support in the basin- to field-scale analysis and aid understanding of reservoir heterogeneity.
Recognising the difference between lithostratigraphic and chronostratigraphic architectures is critical for integrating interpretations from seismic and well data.

Course Objectives

Sequence stratigraphy and its application in 3 days is a challenge! This course hopes to convey the principles and through worked examples demonstrate the basics of how to apply it.

Course Contents

  • Sequence stratigraphic terminology and fundamental concepts
  • Appreciation of the different, historical Sequence stratigraphic models
  • Relative base level influence on sedimentation and associated architecture and its seismic expression / geometries
  • Eustacy, tectonics, sediment supply interplay
  • Global sea level curves
  • Lithostratigraphy vs chronostratigraphy
  • Scale of sequence/parasequences correlation and hierarchy of stacking pattern cycles and how systems tracts are defined
  • Variations in stratigraphic discontinuities (unconformities)
  • How do the essentially marine-devised models apply in continental systems
  • A range of case studies and examples to demonstrate the points above and emphasize recognition of key stratal surfaces
  • Workflows for analysis
  • List of key references

Who Should Come?

Geologists, geophysicists and other subsurface professionals who need to understand the architecture and heterogeneity of their reservoirs.

What’s Included?

Course Notes (Printed), Lunch and Refreshments.

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Monday, 22 July, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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    George Williams Hotel
    317 - 325 George St
    Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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