The objective of this field trip is to build an understanding of the different aspects of wave-, fluvial- and tide influenced near-shore systems for geologists, geological modellers and reservoir engineers.
This field trip provides the link between depositional process, geological architecture and reservoir heterogeneities. The trip will be of maximum interest to sedimentologists, due to the spectacular coastal outcrops featuring a wide variety of near-shore and offshore deposits. However, the trip is designed for a more multi-disciplinary audience including geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and reservoir modellers. This trip will provide a strong grounding in both basic sedimentology as well as large –scale depositional systems which will enable geoscientists to a) recognise these deposits in the subsurface; and b) predict their lateral extentsMore Information
Run on conjunction with Dr Luis Buatois (University of Saskatchewan)
Ichnology represents a valuable predictive tool that can, when integrated with other sedimentological techniques, successfully help refine depositional and reservoir models. This course is therefore designed for geoscientists working in the oil and gas industry who want to expand their sedimentological knowledge base and understand the applications of ichnology, combined with conventional sedimentological techniques, for reservoir description.
It would also be a useful course for MSc and PhD students to attend who are embarking on projects where the identification of traces and their environmental implications are useful, either in core or outcrop. Cores from non-marine, near-shore, and deep marine settings are displayed. The course is delivered as a series of lectures, each followed by exercises. This course is usually run in Perth.More Information