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ACE SC 10 | Integrated Carbonate Reservoir Prediction – Conventional and Unconventional Exploration and Production

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

Thursday, 11 June Friday, 12 June 2020, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Who Should Attend

All geoscientists that want to understand carbonate systems in both conventional and unconventional settings


The course will cover the following topics:

  • Short review of carbonate facies, diagenesis, and carbonate sequence stratigraphy
  • Integrated reservoir characterization in carbonates
  • Unconventional carbonate reservoirs (e.g. Bakken-Three Forks, Permian basin, Niobrara, Green River, and Middle East)

Course Content

This two-day workshop provides a review of the application of carbonate facies, diagenesis, and seismic sequence stratigraphy to exploration and production. This includes marine, and conventional and unconventional carbonate reservoirs. The workshop combines seismic, well log and rock data, to develop interpretations that help predict carbonate hydrocarbon systems, and characterize conventional and unconventional carbonate reservoirs and seals. At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to integrate carbonate concepts to their work in both conventional and unconventional plays. The workshop covers (1) a review of the different carbonate systems and their different seismic facies; (2) a review of carbonate sequence stratigraphy and the seismic facies and attributes of carbonate reservoirs and seals; and (3) the facies and porosity characteristics of unconventional carbonate reservoirs in a variety of settings including US (Bakken-Three Forks, Niobrara, and Permian Basin plays, and Green River lacustrine plays) and Middle East examples. Exercises will illustrate these topics and include integrated seismic-well log-rock examples.

The workshop is designed for geologists and geophysicists who are exploring for and developing oil and gas fields in carbonate systems. Some experience with carbonate rocks is helpful. Particularly appropriate for those desiring to integrate seismic, well logs and core data to develop predictive models for carbonate systems, including unconventional resource plays.

$600 Professsionals
$100 Students (Limited Number)

25 People
Educational Credits:
1.5 CEU
15 PDH
Course Notes


ACE SC 10 | Integrated Carbonate Reservoir Prediction – Conventional and Unconventional Exploration and Production
Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar St
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 650-1300



AAPG Instructor  
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

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