Why Choose this Training Course?
This PetroKnowledge training course is aimed at giving oil industry geologists a detailed introduction on provenance, diagenesis and reservoir potential/distribution of sand bodies/sandstone reservoirs.
The training course will thus provide petroleum geologists with conceptual and practical tools (microscopy work) to understand the genetic history of the sandstones, in relationship with petrophysics and paleogeography.
If the provenance of a sediment and transport distance to the basin can be predicted, other relevant physical parameters of the sediment, the reasons of mineralogical vs. textural maturity and climate can be estimated. Emphasis will also be put on sedimentary basin fill processes, diagenesis vs. stratigraphy and QFL composition vs. tectonic settings. A wide range of examples of current oil/gas reservoirs from different basins in the world (e.g. siliciclastic reservoirs from East and West Africa) will be discussed and analysed in detail, in order to build a summarizing database of provenance rock-types useful as analogue data for future exploration studies.
This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:
- Laboratory techniques for provenance studies of sandstones reservoirs
- Litho-types vs. provenance and tectonic settings
- Diagenetic paths of sandstones at different QFL composition
- Porosity/permeability evolution of sandstones vs. burial
- Mapping grain size distributions vs. potential source areas