Short Course #4: Core Workshop – Woodbine Sand and Eagle Ford Shale

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
BEG Research Center (Transportation provided to/from George R. Brown CC)
Maximum 40 Participants
Cost: $195 per person (includes transportation, lunch, and all course materials)

Instructors: Bob Loucks and Bill Ambrose (Research Scientists, BEG)

Bob LoucksBill AmbroseBob Loucks and Bill Ambrose of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas will lead an all-day workshop that will provide an in-depth study of the sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, and petrography the Woodbine Group of the East Texas field, as well as that of the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas, based on detailed analysis of more than 600 logs and 30 cores. In part, throughout the workshop it will be demonstrated that the depositional framework of the Woodbine Group of the East Texas field is more complex than described from previous studies, with implications for incompletely swept, bypassed, and deeper pay in the field.

The workshop will commence with a review of Woodbine sequence stratigraphy and depositional systems, followed by a review of diagenesis, reservoir quality, and strategies for additional oil recovery in the field. The highlight of the program is a three-hour core workshop, during which attendees can get a hands-on view of key cores with a detailed review of depositional and reservoir facies. Participants in the core workshop will review a variety of significant sequence-stratigraphic surfaces, including unconformities, flooding surfaces, and transgressive surfaces of erosion. A wide range of deltaic and fluvial facies will also be covered, together with a review of recognition criteria for each facies and a discussion of reservoir quality.

Breakfast, lunch, transportation, and all course materials will be provided.

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