Facies Architecture and Sequence Stratigraphy of Delta Systems: From Exploration to Reservoir Performance 

Instructors: 
  Janok P. Bhattacharya
Date:   September 25-27, 2019
           8:30AM to 4:30PM
Location:         Day 1+2 - geoLOGIC Classroom
+15 level 540-5 ave SW, Calgary AB
Day 3 - AER Core Research Centre
3545 Research Way NW, Calgary AB
     
CPD Credit:   24

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  $1925
Non-Member Rate   $2125


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Who Should Attend
Course is geared to geologists needing a review and update as well as to petroleum reservoir engineers and geoscientists working on reservoir modeling and production in deltaic reservoirs.

Course Objectives
Course provides a theoretical framework for understanding how deltas originate as well as be a practical guide for interpreting and mapping ancient delta systems in subsurface.
 

Course Overview

This 3-day short course will provide both a theoretical framework for understanding how deltas originate as well as be a practical guide for interpreting and mapping ancient delta systems in subsurface. The course will cover basic definitions, theory of delta forming process and the significance for recognizing these processes in ancient systems, a description of the essential facies components of a delta and the implications for subsurface facies architecture, and finally a survey of the different types of delta systems. Emphasis will be on recognizing river-, tide-, wave- and mixed-influence delta systems. Many of the examples are from the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway, including the Dunvegan Formation and Milk River/Chungo in the Alberta basin.

Several case histories, emphasizing both exploration and production scale characteristics will be covered including; The Dunvegan Delta (Alberta) and Prudhoe Bay Field (Alaska). In addition, several outcrop examples will be discussed to give participants an idea of the lateral heterogeneity in delta systems and its effect on reservoir flow behaviour.

The course will include a series of powerpoint lectures, followed by several well-log correlation and core interpretation exercises. Core examples will be from the Dunvegan Formation in Alberta. The course is designed as an up-to-date review of the last 25 years of new ideas in deltaic sedimentology and will appeal to geologists needing a review and update as well as to reservoir engineers and geoscientists working on reservoir modeling and production in deltaic reservoirs.

Topics include: 
1.  Basic definitions and classification, 
2. Theory of delta forming process, 
3. Delta Environments, 
4. Facies components of a delta,
5. Facies architecture.,
6. Sequence stratigraphic concepts, 
7. Case studies of different ancient and modern deltas,
7. Application to subsurface problems, 
8. Reservoir Characterization, 
9. Thin-bedded reservoirs and halo plays.

Exercises will include: 
1. Core description and interpretation (Dunvegan Formation),
2. Outcrop correlation,
3. Well Log correlation

Biography

Dr. Janok P. Bhattacharya is the Susan Cunningham Research Chair in Geology in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His main research interests are in the areas of fluvio- deltaic sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy.  He received his B.Sc. in 1981 from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He worked at ESSO   Resources Calgary, before completing his Ph.D. in 1989 at McMaster University. Following a post-doc at the Alberta   Geological Survey, Janok worked for ARCO Exploration and Production Research in Plano, Texas, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Houston, where he was the Robert Sheriff Professor of Sequence Stratigraphy. He is an AAPG Grover Murray Distinguished Educator, GCAGS Outstanding Educator, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, and AAPG SW Section Distinguished Educator. Janok is a past president of SEPM and has served as SEPM Sedimentology Councilor (2011-2013), GCSSEPM President (2008), AAPG Distinguished Lecture Committee co-chair, AAPG Education Committee co-chair, AAPG/SEPM (2011) Theme Chair, 2008 SEPM Convention Vice Chair, and 2004 Technical program chair. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Sedimentary Research. He has authored or co-authored over 200 abstracts and over 90 technical papers. He is an active member of CSPG, GAC, AAPG, SEPM, GSA, and IAS.

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