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About this Training Course

This is a state-of-the-art course from a world leader in deepwater systems – modern, ancient and subsurface. It will use the latest findings and global examples from around the world to help address your exploration and production issues. Where do we find deepwater massive sand reservoirs? What are the most important attributes of thin-bedded turbidites? What do sandy contourites and hybrid contourite-turbidites look like? What are the principal attributes of channel, lobe, levee, MTD and sheet architectural elements? How rich are source rocks in deepwater systems? And much more…

Turbidite reservoirs are currently the principal target for oil and gas exploration. Driven by technological advances and much improved scientific understanding, the pace of exploration and discovery in this realm is fast accelerating. Keeping pace with these developments and the new knowledge base is essential for all those involved in deepwater systems. But what began as the turbidite reservoir has matured into the more varied deepwater play of the 21st Century.

This course addresses the full range of deepwater systems – from the building blocks of process and facies, through the nature and recognition of architectural elements and their subsurface characterisation using sediment, seismic and wireline log data, to the internal/external controls that determine their overall geometry and occurrence.

At each stage, these data and concepts will be illustrated with numerous case studies from around the world – including modern systems, ancient outcrop analogues and subsurface reservoirs – and reinforced with class exercises. The petroleum perspectives and take-home lessons will be fully developed and discussed.

Who Should Attend

Geologists and geophysicists or exploration managers are involved in the assessment of new exploration opportunities and new country entry, particularly if working on rifts and or passive margins. The course contents are on intermediate/advanced level and basic knowledge of petroleum geology and in particular of petroleum systems is required. Potential attendees include:

• Basin Management & Analyst
• Geologists
• Geophysicists
• Geoscientists

• Drilling Engineers
• Risk Management
• Reservoir Engineers
• Petroleum Engineers
• Research & Development
• Project Support & Services
• Exploration & Development Department

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October 6
October 10
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