FUNDAMENTALS OF SEDIMENTARY BASIN ANALYSIS & PETROLEUM SYSTEMS

FUNDAMENTALS OF SEDIMENTARY BASIN ANALYSIS & PETROLEUM SYSTEMS

Discipline: Basin Analysis – Petroleum Systems
Level: Basic
Duration: 5 days
Instructor: Jorge Rodriguez

Purpose

Basin analysis is an essential discipline in the evaluation of hydrocarbon exploration and development projects, both conventional and unconventional. The course describes the fundamentals of the sedimentary basins formation, classification, characterization, and relationships with petroleum systems. The source rocks and their relevance for the petroleum systems are discussed in the context of the different sedimentary basins. Real examples of sedimentary basins are analysed.

Designed

It is intended for geologists, geophysicists and any other oil and gas professionals working on the evaluation of sedimentary basins, plays, prospects or fields who want to expand their knowledge in the analysis of Sedimentary Basins and main related aspects of Petroleum Systems.

You will learn

You Will learn how to do:

  • Recognize different basin types in a plate tectonic framework
  • Interpret and understand subsidence mechanisms in different basins
  • Understand and apply the main characteristics to classify sedimentary basins
  • Characterize main types of sedimentary basins
  • Recognize the differences in structure and sedimentary filling of the main types of basins
  • Visualize the elements and processes of the petroleum systems in example basins
  • Visualize source rocks in different types of basins
  • Understand the different types of source rocks in different types of basins
  • Differentiate the key characteristics of source rocks in sedimentary basins and the importance for petroleum systems

Content

  • Plate tectonics fundamentals and introduction
  • Basin formation and mechanisms of subsidence
  • Basin classification
  • Fundamentals of Petroleum Systems concepts
  • Analysis of different types of basins considering the different settings (main types of basins included in brackets):
    • Divergent (Continental rifts; Nascent ocean basins and continental margins)
    • Intraplate (Passive margins; Embankment Configuration; Intracratonic; Active ocean basins)
    • Convergent (Trenches; Trench-slope; Forearc; Intraarc; Backarc; Retroarc foreland basins; Broken-retroforeland; Proforeland; Wedgetop)
    • Transform (Transtensional; Transpressional)
    • Hybrid (Aulacogens; Impactogens; Collisional broken foreland)
  • For each basin type the following information is analysed and reviewed:
    • Structure and tectonic evolution
    • Main controls and evolution
    • Sedimentary filling – typical sedimentary environments
    • Source rocks
    • Real basins examples and main characteristics of petroleum systems and plays

Text and Consulting books:

  • Allen, P. A. & Allen, J. R., 2013. Basin Analysis: Principles and Application to Petroleum Play Assessment. Wiley-Blackwell Science, Oxford, p. 632.
  • Busby, C. & Ingersoll, R. V. (Eds.), 1995. Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins. Blackwell Science, Oxford.
  • Busby, C. & Azor Perez, A. (Eds.), 2012. Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances, First Edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Dickinson, W.R., 1974. Plate tectonics and sedimentation. In: Tectonics and Sedimentation (ed. by W.R. Dickinson), Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication, 22, 1–27.
  • Einsele, G., 2000. Sedimentary Basins, Evolution, Facies and Sediment Budget (2nd edition). Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Ingersoll, R. V., 2012. Tectonics of sedimentary basins, with revised nomenclature. En: Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances, First Edition. Edited by Cathy Busby and Antonio Azor Pérez.
  • Magoon, L.B. & W.G. Dow, 1994. The Petroleum System – From Source to Trap. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir, Vol. 60, AAPG, Tulsa, p. 655.
  • Miall, A. D., 2000. Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis, 3rd edition. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Welte, D.H., B. Horsfield & D.R. Baker, 1997. Petroleum and Basin Evolution. Springer, Berlin, p. 535.

Discipline: Basin Analysis – Petroleum Systems
Level: Basic
Duration: 5 days
Instructor: Jorge Rodriguez

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