W016 North Sea Reservoirs Series - Permian Zechstein Carbonates Overview

Event Facts

Date:
7 Sep. 2020
Event Code:
W016a20VC
Duration:
1 days
Instructors:
Jo Garland, Peter Gutteridge
Location:
Virtual
Booking Status:
Good Availability
Fee:
GBP £965 (Exclusive of tax)
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Course Facts

Course Code:
W016
Duration:
1 days
Type:
Virtual Classroom
Certificate:
Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Summary

As the North Sea becomes more mature, and seismic data quality improves, secondary reservoir targets are coming in to focus.  This is true for the Upper Permian of the North Sea, which is still being explored long after other plays have been designated as mature.

Fundamental knowledge regarding Zechstein depositional environments of the Southern Permian Basin will be shared by integrating core, well and seismic data with modern analogues and classic outcrops. 

Although the workshops are organised through the lens of reservoir geology, other petroleum systems elements will be discussed (seal, trap, source, charge and timing). 

Duration and Training Method

This course has been designed to be delivered as a short but impactful learning experience over one day (via 4 webinar sessions).  These courses can also be delivered via staggered webinars across a number of days (depending on the clients preferred delivery mode). 

The course will focus on:
  • Zechstein stratigraphy, sedimentology, depositional environments of the Upper Permian of the North Sea
  • The range of facies observed within a basin margin and isolated carbonate platform depositional context.    
  • Diagenesis, brecciation, fracture systems and secondary porosity.
  • The use of virtual outcrops to support subsurface work.
  • Key analogue oil fields, in particular from the Southern Permian Basin
  • Complexities and approaches to working in mixed carbonate-evaporite successions
The one day webinar format will be split up into sessions.  Likely 4 sessions (9.00-10.30, 11.00-12.00, 1.00-2.30, 3.00-4.00 UK time tbc). 

Session 1:

  • Introduction to the Zechstein play
  • Structural setting, climate, sea level and sedimentation

 

Session 2:

  • The range of facies observed within a basin margin and isolated carbonate platform depositional context.    

Session 3:

  • Diagenesis, brecciation, fracture systems and secondary porosity.

Session 4:

  • Petroleum systems and into the offshore.
  • Discussion session, conclusions, take home messages and a look to the future.

Who should attend

This course will benefit any subsurface professional working on the Zechstein play in the North Sea.  The course is aimed primarily at geologists but geophysicists and reservoir engineers will also benefit from a deeper understanding of this reservoir type.

Jo Garland

Background
Jo is a director and carbonate specialist at Cambridge Carbonates Ltd, where she works on reservoir characterisation studies, regional play evaluations and exploration projects for both the oil and gas and geothermal industries.

After completing her PhD on Devonian carbonates, Jo was employed by Enterprise Oil from 1998 to 2002, where she had several roles including geologist in the UK New Ventures Team; development geologist on the Jotun Field, Norway and Nelson Field, UK; operations geologist in UK North Sea and West of Ireland; and geologist in the International New Ventures Team. In 2002 Jo moved to Norway, where she worked as a carbonate specialist and activity leader in Statoil’s Carbonate Research Group – a role that involved developing and managing the research programme for exploration in carbonates at Statoil. In 2004, Jo moved back to the UK and joined Cambridge Carbonates as a carbonates specialist, and a couple of years later became a director in the company.

Jo has particular expertise in Tethyan carbonate reservoirs of the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa, late Palaeozoic carbonates and evaporites of NW Europe, Mesozoic reservoirs of Mexico; Cenozoic reservoirs of SE Asia, and seismic classification of carbonate reservoirs. Her passion ranges widely from working on a regional scale creating and refining palaeogeography maps, to complex reservoir characterisation and evaluation of reservoir quality in carbonates.  

Affiliations and Accreditation
PhD Durham University
BSc University of Liverpool - Geology

Courses Taught
W016: North Sea Reservoirs Series - Permian Zechstein Carbonates Overview (Distance Learning)

Peter Gutteridge

Background
Peter is a director and carbonate specialist at Cambridge Carbonates Ltd, where he works on reservoir characterisation studies, regional play evaluations, multiclient studies, exploration projects and training for both the oil and gas and geothermal industries.

After completing his PhD on Dinantian carbonates, Peter was employed by Britoil from 1983 to 1985, where he had several roles including well site geologist on various UKCS wells, development geologist on the Thistle Field, and sedimentologist in the Strat Lab. In 1985, Peter moved to City of London Polytechnic as a senior lecturer teaching courses in sedimentology, micropalaeontology, petroleum geology and stratigraphy. He also researched Dinantian carbonate platform evolution and sedimentology. In 1990, Peter became an independent consultant to the petroleum industry as a carbonate specialist and started Cambridge Carbonates Ltd. in 1992.

Peter has particular expertise in late Palaeozoic carbonate and evaporite systems of NW Europe, in particular the Dinantian and Zechstein of the UKCS and related areas, and the Barents Shelf of Norway and Russia. Peter has also worked on Mesozoic carbonate reservoirs of Mexico, Tethyan carbonate reservoirs of the Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa, and Cenozoic reservoirs of SE Asia. His special interests are in karst, brecciated and fractured carbonate reservoirs, and the interaction between salt movement and carbonate sedimentation. He also teaches courses on general carbonate sequence stratigraphy, facies, diagenesis and reservoir quality.

Affiliations and Accreditation
PhD University of Manchester
BSc University of Leeds - Geological Sciences

Courses Taught
W016: North Sea Reservoirs Series - Permian Zechstein Carbonates Overview (Distance Learning)

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