Shallow and Deep Marine Sedimentation :  Principles and Application

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Shallow and Deep Marine Sedimentation : Principles and Application

Facies Analysis, Borehole Images, Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Modelling

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13 - 17 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This 5-day intensive PetroKnowledge Shallow and Deep Marine Sedimentation training course is designed for petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists or engineers who use core, borehole images, log data, core data and production data to produce or understand facies produced in a shallow and deep marine sedimentary environment. The training course aims to develop a G&G workflow which exploits a variety of geological data essential to produce an accurate clastic marine reservoir model.

Upon successfully attending this PetroKnowledge training course, the participants will be able to utilize all forms of data used to build a deep and shallow marine geological model. Ranging from mud logs, rock cuttings, thin-sections, core, borehole images, log data, seismic and geological analogues. The participant will build and interpret facies logs, to create detailed facies maps deposited within a shallow coastal and deep-sea slope setting. Participants will be able, despite their different working sectors, to deal with deep marine sedimentary models, interpret facies logs and understands varying sand body architecture and geometries. As well as learning about the different tools needed to acquire the most accurate data to derive accurate facies models.

This training course will highlight:

  • Fundamental different sedimentary plays within the marine environment
  • Sedimentary flow processes that deposit within a marine system
  • Analysis of mud logs, rock cuttings, core and thin sections to build robust facies types and facies associations
  • Interpret the key features of borehole images, and interpret the dip data to determine palaeoflow direction and sand dispersal
  • Understanding and utilizing geological analogues to provide the input parameters to build a marine reservoir model

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

  • Understand different shallow and deep marine facies models and their sedimentary setting
  • Interpret mudlogs, core and thin sections to produce shallow and deep marine facies logs and a facies model
  • Utilize borehole images, log data, ECS and NMR to generate marine electro facies
  • Identify accurate geological analogues, to derive input parameters for geological models
  • Understand upscaling, which honors geological data to create accurate static and dynamic geological modelling

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for? 

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Geologists
  • Petrophysicists
  • Geophysicists
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Technical Project Managers
  • Exploration Managers
  • Geomodellers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

Participants to this training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the seminar outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Seminar methodology including traditional power points, videos, group projects, interactive discussion and participants presentations.

Organisational Impact

  • Better synergy between disciplines
  • Smarter workflows increasing the work efficiency
  • Better understanding of the evolution of data from acquisition to reserve calculation
  • Improve data acquisition to acquire only essential data necessary to reduce uncertainty
  • Improve the quality of the static and dynamic model to reduce drilling risks

Personal Impact

  • Gain knowledge in other disciplines
  • Produce smarter workflows increasing the work efficiency
  • Learn to apply better geological facies models
  • Reduce costs by improving data acquisition
  • Improve career growth by improved workplace understanding

Daily Agenda

Day One: Overview of the Oceanic Environment - Different types of Physical Processes 

  • Oceanic processes from surface currents, oceanic circulation to coastal wave energy
  • Different types of physical processes from density, debris flows, wave and log shore drift
  • Different types of continental margins and their impact on sedimentation
  • Review the classification of shallow and deep-marine clastic systems

Day Two: Coastal and Deltaic Sedimentation – Facies characteristics of Different Coastal Morphology 

  • Different types of deltas from wave, river to tide dominated
  • Wave and tidal dominated shorelines
  • Different controlling processes and their facies and facies associations
  • Different sand body architecture and geometries
  • Outline of classical outcrop examples and analogues
  • Review the Petrophysical parameters and facies

Day Three: Submarine Fans and the Abyssal Plains – Facies characteristics of Different Sub Environments 

  • Different types of facies deposited in the deep marine environment
  • Identify Turbidite features and facies associations
  • Turbidite successions in deep marine systems
  • Outline of classical outcrop examples and analogues
  • Review the Petrophysical parameters and facies

Day Four: Creating Electrofacies Utilizing the Mudlog, Rock Cuttings, Core, Borehole Images to Produce Facies Types 

  • Principle of Borehole images and interpreting Electrofacies
  • Dip picking and dip interpretation in turbidite and shallow marine facies
  • Paleaocurrent analysis and sediment dispersal patterns
  • Creating electro facies incorporating core, log data, NMR and ECS – defining cut-offs

Day Five: Sequence Stratigraphic Characteristics 

  • Review Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Stratigraphic surfaces in shallow marine and turbidite plays
  • Utilizing seismic data to identify key surfaces and sandstone packages
  • Review input parameters needed to build the static model


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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