Well- Log Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy Course; Practical Applications for Prospect Generation

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Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2017
8:30 am- 5:00 pm
Texas Training and Conference Center
11490 Westheimer Rd., STE 600
Houston, TX, 77077

Price: $1,195.00 (includes refreshments, lunch, course book, and Sequence Stratigraphic poster)
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Well-Log Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy Course

Practical Applications for Prospect Generation
Walter W. Wornardt, Ph.D. MICRO-STRAT INC.

Sequence stratigraphy has revolutionized the way sedimentary rocks are sub-divided, correlated and
mapped. A knowledge of sequence stratigraphy concepts and procedures has the potential to 
improve the ability to locate reservoirs within structural traps, predict stratigraphic traps, and identify
source rocks and migration pathways reduce risk and cost. This course is being offered to the industry in
response to the growing demand for applying sequence stratigraphy to Exploration and Development.


Brief Course Description:

This TWO-DAY course will cover the basic concepts and procedures for recognizing and interpreting stratigraphic sequences, sequence boundaries, systems tracts, condensed sections, maximum flooding surfaces, parasequences, geologic ages and environments of deposition on well logs on various data sets. You will correlate from up dip to downdip wells and will be tied into the seismic record section. To date, over 2500+ geologists and geophysicists have benefited from this value-added course. The utility of high-resolution biostratigraphy, maximum flooding surfaces, logs, seismic and paleobathymetry will be used to identify types of potential reservoir rocks, their associated systems tract, their reservoir type, parallel or perpendicular to strike, as basin floor fans, channel or sheet or prograding sands, to IVF. The course will improve your ability to locate reservoirs within structural traps, predict stratigraphic traps, and identify source rocks and migration pathways reduce risk and cost. This course is in response to the growing demand for application of seismic sequence stratigraphy to Exploration and Development to reduce risk and cost.

Course Outline:
Overview of course with an introduction by Peter R. Vail Ph.D.

  • Definitions, Assumptions, Cycles, Onlap, Downlap, Toplap
  • Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts, Accommodation, Sea Level, Sediment Supply
  • High-Resolution Biostratigraphy – Age and Correlation
  • Maximum Flooding Surfaces -age date MFS on logs, seismic and cycle chart
  • E-ID and age date MFS on logs, seismic and cycle chart
  • Sequence Stratigraphy Procedures -ID and pattern recognition 3rd order SB, MFS and ST on logs and seismic

    • Lowstand Systems Tracts - E-580 well

    • Basin Floor Fan Complex - Lbfc;

    • Slope Fan Complex -Lsfc;

    • Prograding Complex –Lpc;

    • Transgressive SystemTract – TST;

    • High Stand SystemTract – HST; -Predict ahead of drill bit-Correlate SB, MFS to Cycle chart E

    • Correlate 7 wells up dip-down dip using SB, MFS, ST-GM E-Complete Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis of 580 well on master log and seismic

  • Correlate shallow shelf Reservoirs to Subsalt wells with MFS
  • Reservoir Sequence Stratigraphy
  • E-Correlate Sands in oil field
  • Parasequences E-Ivf Book Cliffs
  • Correlating in Unconventionals with MFS 

At least six (6) hours will be devoted to “hands-on” practical application of Well Log Sequence Stratigraphy practices on high-resolution biostratigraphy well-logs tied to Seismic


This course and application of exercises will permit the participant to:

  • Group rocks into chronostratigraphically constrained genetic intervals
  • Identify and age date Maximum Flooding Surfaces on logs, seismic, correlate from well to well, around salt domes, in subsalt wells, up and downdip, across faults, on logs, seismic and unconventional wells.
  • Identify potential reservoirs and source rocks by their association with types of systems tracts for prospect generation
  • Predict systems tract and potential reservoir type ahead of the drill bit using cycle chart
  • Construct various maps showing reservoir and potential trends
  • Solve Exploration and Development problems quickly and electively
  • Reduce Risk and Cost in Exploration and Development


Walter W Wornardt Ph.D. is President, MICRO-STRAT, Inc, Houston, Texas. Professional Geologist, Seismic Sequence Stratigrapher and Micropaleontologist. Born in Milwaukee, B.S. and M.S. Geology Univ. Wisconsin, Madison. Ph.D. Paleontology Univ. of California, Berkeley. Worked with Chevron; Esso Production Research, Houston, Unocal Research, California, Chairman of Geology University Redlands, California. 1983-present, MICROSTRAT, Inc, Houston, TX and 8+ Cairo, Egypt. With Peter R. Vail, Ph.D. 1988, initiated well-log seismic sequence stratigraphic analysis, taught 41 courses worldwide; projects in Africa, South America, and the Far East. 2008 -present, 7 years in Unconventionals: Eagle Ford, Eaglebine, Haynesville, Niobrara, Utica, West Texas, Poland and Saudi Arabia. Registered Geologist in state(s) CA-076 and TX-5638. Member of AAPG, SEG, and HGS.


For more information, call: (713) 822- 2144 or (713) 875-6090

      website: https://micro-stratinc.godaddysites.com/



June 8th, 2017 8:30 AM   through   June 9th, 2017 5:00 PM
Texas Training & Conference Center
11490 Westheimer Rd. ste600
Houston, TX 77077
United States
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