Applied Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy in Oil Exploration & Development

Geology, Seismology & Petrophysics
Upstream Oil & Gas


Biostratigraphy is often run as a service in oil exploration & development for age and palaeoenvironmental interpretation. But the power that can be provided by critical insight of the data generated for detailed sequence analysis including unconformities and sequence breaks plus the identification of flooding and condensed surfaces and its use for facies identification (reservoir to nonreservoir) are often not optimally achieved. Subsequently neither are the desired high resolution stratigraphical correlations. The integration of biostratigraphical data with seismic interpretations and sedimentological and petrographical data utilizes its power most efficiently. This training course sets out to illustrate this best use. The pitfalls with the use of biostratigraphical data will be discussed, which often relates to the geological context in which formations were deposited. By identifying them and often then utilizing them with regards to understanding the geology, this helps to unlock the tool and with it a realization of the possibilities that optimum use of this technique can bring. This PetroDeep training course will introduce the applied use of biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy in both an exploration and development context with working examples from Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe, and will also cover both marine and nonmarine sediments. This training course will include: • An introduction to the different microfossil groups • A discussion on the laws of stratigraphy and how biostratigraphy can be used to determine a chronostratigraphy • Which microfossil groups to use for which age of sediments and how they are used as palaeoenvironmental indicators • What pitfalls to look for and how these can lead to a better geological understanding • How to use biostratigraphy and bio facies to identify key seismic markers • How to integrate biostratigraphical data with other geological data (sedimentological, petrographical, geochemical) to maximize its use • How to use integrated biostratigraphical data to build a high-resolution sequence stratigraphy • How biostratigraphy can be used in play definition and for play based exploration • Working examples of applied stratigraphy for exploration

Code Venue Fees ($) Dates
UP032 Dubai, U.A.E 4500 February 24, 2019 – February 28, 2019
UP032 California, U.S.A 6500 May 12, 2019 – May 16, 2019
UP032 New York, U.S.A 6500 September 15, 2019 – September 19, 2019

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