Sequence Stratigraphy is a method developed to support geoscientists in the geologic interpretation of subsurface data, with the objective of predicting play elements presence and quality before drilling. The method can be applied to cores, well logs, seismic lines (2-D and 3-D) and outcrops and in all depositional environments. The course will review the basic terminology of surfaces, systems tracts, sequence sets and stratigraphic hierarchy, and their definitions. The method will be described and applied in training sketches and datasets to later be used to interpret subsurface data in non-marine, shallow marine and deep marine depositional settings. The emphasis will be in the recognition and mapping of play elements from exploration to production scales.
Frankfurt, Germany - July 16-20, 2018
Houston, USA - Aug 6-10, 2018
Delhi, India - Nov 26-30, 2018
Introduction - Class Objectives
Price River C - Core Description, and Interpretation
Sequence Stratigraphy Concepts
Lithostratigraphy vs Chronostratigraphy Correlations
Sequence Stratigraphy Method Applied to Well-Log
Well-Log Interpretation Correlation
Urdanetta Exercise - Well Log interpretation and Correlation
Well-Log Loop-Tie Interpretation and Mapping
Sequence Stratigraphy Method Applied to Seismic
Idealized Depositional Sequences
Fundamentals of Seismic Stratigraphic Interpretation
Sequence Sets and Composite Sequences
Seismic Stratigraphic mapping at Exploration Scale
Play Definition at Regional Scale - North Sea
Seismic Facies Mapping
Woodbine Seismic Facies and EoD Mapping
Reservoir Distribution in Deep Water Settings
East Breaks Seismic Interpretation and Mapping
Play Elements Distribution and Stratigraphic Trap Styles
Identification of Stratigraphic Traps in Deep Water Settings
Reservoir Compartments in Deltaic and DW Reservoirs
High Resolution Mapping at Production Scale - Deltaic reservoirs
High Resolution Mapping at Production Scale - DW Reservoirs
Petroleum geologists, geophysicists, reservoir modelers, seismic interpreters, reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, and sedimentologists.
Vitor Abreu is considered one of the world's leaders on reservoir
characterization of deep water systems, proposing new deep water models
with strong impact in development and production.
He has over 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in petroleum exploration, development production and research, with a proven track record in evaluating and/or drilling in 22 countries and 31 sedimentary basins in 6 continents. His areas of expertise include projects in exploration, development and production of deep water reservoirs, regional studies to define the petroleum system elements and key plays in frontier exploration, tectono-stratigraphic evolution of basins in different tectonic settings, maturing opportunities to drillable status, and play to prospect risking assessment. His experience in development and production includes several field studies in different depositional environments, with high-resolution stratigraphic interpretation integrated to engineering data to define reservoir connectivity and main baffles and barriers for effective field development plans.
Vitor has been an Adjunct Professor at Rice University since 1999, where he leads the course on Sequence Stratigraphy after Peter Vail’s retirement. He was the recipient of the Jules Braunstein Memorial Award (best poster presentation, 2002 AAPG Annual Meeting) and was appointed AAPG’s inaugural international Distinguished Instructor in 2006. He is the Past-President of SEPM and has been organizing and chairing technical sessions at annual meetings for both AAPG and SEPM. More than 1,000 students globally have taken his short course on “Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students” since 2000. This course has been taught at annual meetings, international meetings, universities, and companies around the world. Vitor is the chief editor of SEPM’s “Sequence Stratigraphy of Siliciclastic Systems”, which has sold nearly 4,000 copies since its publication in 2010.
has a wealth of experience that he can bring to every project. He has a
deep knowledge not only of stratigraphy but of the wider field of
geoscience, was a delight to work with during our time at Unocal, and is
an outstanding team member who gets the best out of the people who work
with, and for, him." -Paul Ware, Paul Ware Geoscience LLC
"Having been taught by Vitor Abreu has advanced my understanding, in deepwater systems and I am confident others will too." -Kristian Lomas, Senior Geoscientist at ExxonMobil