Deep-water deposits are exploration targets in many basins worldwide. Much has been learned both about the process of deep-water sedimentation as well as the products of these processes from the analysis of 3D seismic data. This course will focus on the seismic stratigraphic and seismic geomorphologic expression of deep-water deposits, including both reservoir and non-reservoir facies.
Turbidites as well as mass transport deposits will be illustrated and models for deposition of both will be discussed. These deposits also will be discussed from within a sequence stratigraphic framework, integrating geologic principles and geophysical observations. We will also address seismic stratigraphic and seismic geomorphologic analytical techniques and workflows.
This course is eligible for CEU credit.
e-symposium is ideal for geologists and geophysicists, both in industry
and academia. Materials covered will be valuable to both
explorationists and exploitationists, and anyone looking to "think
outside the box" and be more creative in exploration.
W. Posamentier is currently a Sr. Consultant Geologist with Chevron
Energy Technology Company in Houston, TX. Before joining Chevron, he was
Chief Geologist and Distinguished Advisor for Anadarko in The
Woodlands, Texas after working several years in their Calgary office. He
has previously worked for ARCO in the U.S. and Indonesia, Esso
Resources in Canada, and Exxon Production Research Co. His principal
expertise is in siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy and depositional
systems and he has published widely on these topics. He received his
M.A. and Ph.D. in Geology from Syracuse University. In 1971-72, Dr.
Posamentier was a Fulbright Fellow to Austria. He has served as a North
American AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, as well as several tours as an
AAPG International Distinguished Lecturer. Recently (2008), he was
awarded the Pettijohn Medal for excellence in sedimentology from the
Society for Sedimentary geology (SEPM), and the William Smith Medal
(2010) for contributions to applied and economic aspects of geology from
the Geological Society of London.
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