Short Courses

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Short Courses:

The 6th Geological Conference of the GSTT features three pre-conference short courses co-hosted with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).  There is one 2 Day short course by Dr. Vitor Abreu which will run in parallel with two 1 Day short courses by Prof Paul Mann & Dr Tricia Alvarez, and Dr. James Pindell, Dr. Rod Graham & Mr Kyle Reuber.

Details on each short course and online registration options are available below. Interested persons can register either  through the AAPG online registration links or through the GSTT.

 

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Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st May 2017

1.  2-Day Short Course : Reservoir Characterization of Deep Water Systems – Impact from Exploration to Production 

  Instructor: Dr. Vitor Abreu : Consultant at Sneider Exploration, Houston, Texas; President of the Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Adjunct Professor at Rice University)

Venue: Hyatt Regency 

Time : 8:00am – 4:00pm

This course emphasizes key changes in reservoir models that have a major impact in exploration and production of these reservoirs. The course will include lectures, exercises, and observations from cores, well logs and seismic profiles. Participants will learn how to interpret and map environments of deposition (EoD’s) in deep water systems and understand how the different EoD’s and sub-EoD’s behave as reservoirs. Engineering data will also be used to demonstrate how to improve prediction of reservoir performance. Cores, well-logs and seismic examples will be used to compare and contrast with core information to help participants to link the 1-D core information to 3-D views of reservoir-scale depositional systems. The class will also review the evolution of concepts in deep water models, emphasizing recent approaches that integrate experimental and numerical models, quaternary analogues and ultra-high resolution data. Resulting new depositional models have strong impact from exploration to production scales.dw_log

Who Should Attend:

Geologists, Geophysicists and Petroleum Engineers working on deep water reservoirs from exploration to production.

 

Main topics include:

  • Interpretation and mapping techniques for cores, well-logs and seismic lines in DW settings from Exploration to Production business scales.
  • Interpret environments of deposition (EoD’s) and related reservoir architecture, lithofacies associations and diversity
  • Learn about the different EoD’s in deep water that can generate reservoir-scale, sand-rich systems.
  • Learn how to recognize the different EoD’s and sub-EoD’s in seismic, well logs and cores and outcrops
  • Evaluate reservoir geometry and connectivity in different EoD’s, integrating with production data
  • Review deep water lithofacies and nomenclature, common lithofacies associations and interpret lithofacies in cores.

 

Course website:

http://www.aapg.org/global/latinamerica/events/short-course/articleid/37919/reservoir-characterization-of-deep-water-systems-impact-from-exploration-to-production#201012298-description

Online Registration:

http://store.aapg.org/events/registration.aspx?event=L7508

 

Saturday 20th May 2017

2. 1-Day Short Course : Recent developments in understanding the regional tectonics and petroleum potential of offshore Trinidad, Tobago Basin, Grenada Basin, Barbados Ridge and Orinoco Delta  

Instructors: Professor Paul Mann (University of Houston) and Tricia Alvarez (University of Texas at Austin)

Venue: Hyatt Regency 

Time : 8:00am – 4:00pm

 

Introduction

The course is designed to review recent results from studies of the main hydrocarbon-bearing and frontier basins of the southeastern Caribbean

Course Level: Introductory/Intermediatepm_1

Main topics include:

  • Plate tectonic history and paleogeography of the South Eastern Caribbean
  • Defining the Caribbean-South American suture zone
  • Lithospheric deformation including the STEP model
  • Relation of deformational pulses in Trinidad to plate history
  • Middle Miocene unconformity as a widespread marker
  • Model for along-strike changes in deformation from Trinidad to Barbados accretionary prism
  • Correlating belts in Trinidad to offshore areas of the Barbados accretionary prism
  • Model for opening of the Grenada and Tobago basins
  • Structural controls on North Coast Marine Area
  • What is the basement of the Barbados ridge?
  • Explaining variations of structure along the western edge of the Barbados Ridge
  • Possible explanations for oil types on Barbados
  • Defining the lithospheric trace of the subducting Atlantic crust
  • Defining the components of the Barbados accretionary prism
  • Correlations from Trinidad to Eastern Venezuela
  • Development of the Orinoco delta and its deformation in Trinidad
  • Relating hydrocarbon provinces to differing crustal blocks and source blocks

Where is the deepwater offshore hydrocarbon potential?

 

Course website:

http://www.aapg.org/global/latinamerica/events/short-course/articleid/37911/recent-developments-in-understanding-the-regional-tectonics-and-petroleum-potential

Online Registration:

http://store.aapg.org/events/registration.aspx?event=L7509

 

 

Sunday 21st  May 2017

3. 1-Day Short Course : Tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the SE Caribbean, Guyana Margin and Trinidad (Dr James Pindell, Prof Rod Graham and Mr Kyle Reuber)  

 Instructors: Dr. James Pindell (Tectonic Analysis), Dr. Rod Graham (Rod Graham Consulting) & Mr. Kyle Reuber (ION E&P Consultants)

Venue: Hyatt Regency 

Time : 8:00am – 4:00pm

This one-day course will cover several scales from regional tectonics to local structure and sedimentation. We begin with summaries of Atlantic kinematics and the break up history of northern South America, arguments for the Pacific origin of the Caribbean Plate, evidence for Paleogene northern South American inversion before the arrival of the Caribbean Plate, and an outline of the subsequent Caribbean evolution in order to define a framework for assessing the SE Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago in more detail. This is followed by more detailed analyses of successive stages of structural and basinal development in the southeastern Caribbean, paying close attention to the relationship between tectonics and sedimentation. For East Venezuela-Trinidad, four main stages are assessed: the Cretaceous passive margin, Paleogene compression, Neogene transpression, and Late Miocene-Recent transtension. We shall include a module on the geology and development of Barbados, and also on the Guyana passive margin. Interpretations of seismic data will be shown as often as possible to support the assessments. Three exercises will be included that demonstrate the relationship between tectonics and sedimentation in Trinidad and Barbados; the Los Bajos Fault and surrounding areas, the Galeota transpressional zone, and the Barbados Accretionary Prism.barb_seis

Main topics include:

  • Atlantic break up history, and formation of the northern South American passive margin
  • Review of evidence for the Pacific origin of the Caribbean Plate, and tectonic evolution of the Caribbean region, Jurassic to Present.
  • Overview of Eastern Venezuelan-Trinidadian-Barbadian stratigraphy.
  • Overview of the three main stages in Trinidadian Cenozoic evolution: Paleogene Compression, Neogene Transpression, Late Miocene-Recent Transtension.
  • Mud diapirism in the Trinidad region; seismic examples.
  • Overview of the Barbados accretionary prism.
  • Exercises on the Los Bajos Fault, Galeota Ridge and Barbados Accretionary Prism

Course website:

http://www.aapg.org/global/latinamerica/events/short-course/articleid/37819/geological-evolution-of-the-caribbean#201012297-venue

Online Registration:

http://store.aapg.org/events/registration.aspx?event=L7510